Flying the flag for our LGBT community

Monday, 20 February, 2017

For the first time, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) flag will fly outside Havant Borough Council (HBC).

February is LGBT History Month and HBC will be celebrating the diversity of their community by flying the flag on Friday 24 February.

The rainbow flag is a commonly accepted LGBT symbol, promoting equality, diversity and acceptance of all. The flag will be flown at the Public Service Plaza from sunrise to sunset.

Councillor Faith Ponsonby, Mayor of Havant, said: “We are delighted to be supporting our LGBT community through flying this flag. “Our community is very broad and we want to take this opportunity to honour and acknowledge this through this sign of pride.”

Councillor Michael Cheshire, Leader of Havant Borough Council, said: “As a council we serve all members of our community and strive to provide equality in our services and employment. “We are very pleased to be supporting Hampshire Pride in this celebration of all people and to promote, embrace and celebrate diversity in our community.”

Hampshire Pride is holding an event in Winchester on Saturday 25February, beginning with a parade starting at 2pm.