Blog post

New Longton community proves to support Post Office couple who suffered homophobic abuse

A large crowd gathered to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community Photo: Sarah

Residents of New Longton have turned out in force to support a couple who run the local post office, after they suffered homophobic abuse.


The couple, Nathan Jones and Daniel Cooper, received hate mail after displaying a Pride flag outside their Station Road store.

Read more: Solidarity event for the New Longton Post Office which flew the Pride Flag

Despite the rain, a huge crowd gathered in Pride paraphernalia yesterday (Tuesday June 28), to show the community that ‘love is love’.

Pride Rally at New Longton Post Office
The colors of the rainbow were proudly displayed by supporters Photo: Sarah

A message from Nathan and Dan on the New Longton and Whitestake Community Facebook page said they found the support “overwhelming”.

Participant Russell Hesketh said: ‘A wonderful show of solidarity and support for the guys at the New Longton Post Office. It was such a good happy positive atmosphere. The perfect antidote to homophobic hate crimes. Love trumps hate.”

Read more: See the latest news and headlines from Preston