Renfrewshire Council

LGBTI+ Flag

Flying the Flag

Friday 17 May, is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to raise awareness of the violence, discrimination and repression of LGBTQI+ communities worldwide.

The date of 17 May was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organisation's decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

It's very important to me that all members of our community know that they are welcome and respected in Renfrewshire regardless of their sexual orientations or gender identities and to mark this we will be flying the Rainbow Flag outside of Renfrewshire House.

The flag will be raised at 11:30am and all members of the public are welcome to attend.

This will be the first time the flag has been flown outside of the Renfrewshire Council Headquarters and I'm looking forward to seeing it fly regularly over the years to come.

 

Lorraine

 

Published 14 May 2019