Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Rainbow Flags Flying at Southport and Bootle Town Halls

Rainbow Flags Flying At Town Halls
I am pleased to announce that Rainbow flags will be flying at both Bootle and Southport Town Halls today (February 1) to mark the start of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history month.

 Notices will be displayed at the Town Halls explaining why the flag is being flown for the day.

 LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.

 In 2017 the month looks at Citizenship, PSHE  and Law to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.

 Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Iain Brodie-Browne, said: "I have felt for a long time that we have failed to give the appropriate recognition in our borough to LGBT citizens and to the contribution that they make to our communities. It is very important to lend our support to LGBT history month and show that Sefton Council supports LGBT people.
“The Rainbow Flag represents the diversity of the LGBT community, many of whom are residents in our borough. I am delighted that the Rainbow flag will flown from our two Town Halls on February 1st."
 For more information on LGBT history month visit

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