The Rainbow Flag will fly from WSCC buildings this weekend to celebrate IDAHOBIT – the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.
The flags will be flown as demonstrations of the council’s support for LGBT communities, while serving as visible signs of the council’s dedication to eradicating all forms of discrimination, harassment, bullying and hate crime.
The council’s commitment to tackling discrimination has been acknowledged by Stonewall as being among the UK’s top 100 LGB-friendly employers. The council works with a number of organisations to support people subjected to discrimination, harassment, bullying or hate crime.
The worldwide event was launched in 2005 to stop discrimination, harassment and bullying. The County Council has flown the rainbow flag on this day for the last few of years.
Council Leader Louise Goldsmith said, “The County Council will be flying the Rainbow Flag to show our support for all LGBT communities.
“It is also a good chance to demonstrate how we are opposed to all forms of discrimination, harassment, bullying, or hate crime.
“The County Council is committed to tackling discrimination in the community, including through the provision of public services. We are also determined to tackle discrimination within the workplace, and in those organisations that deliver services on our behalf. Our commitment has been acknowledged by Stonewall as one of the UK’s top 100 LGB-friendly employers.”