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Flintshire's flying the flag

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Published, 31/01/2017

Flintshire County Council is raising the rainbow flag outside County Hall again this year to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history month during February.

This annual event gives people the opportunity to learn more about the histories and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the gay and civil rights movement.

It is also a time to remember the discrimination many have faced and the journey that has been made towards LGBT equality.

Flintshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Corporate Management and a Council Champion for Safeguarding, Councillor Billy Mullin, said:

"The raising of the rainbow flag is important for the Council. Flying the flag throughout LGBT history month sends the message that Flintshire County Council is committed to equality for everyone, both within the Council and our wider community".

This year's theme is citizenship, PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) and law as 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.

For more information, visit their website at http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/


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