For the second year Dover will be supporting LGBT History Month in February by flying the Rainbow Flag. The 2019 Theme is Peace, Reconciliation and Activism.
LBGT history month aims to –
- Increase the visibility of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people, their history, lives and their experiences in the culture of the wider community
- Raise awareness and advance education on matters affecting the LGBT Community
- Work to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT Communities
- Promote the welfare of LGBT people by ensure that the education system recognises and enables LGBT people to achieve their full potential and lead fulfilled lives thus benefiting society as a whole.Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ian Palmer said –
Flying the rainbow flag is a small gesture but still a very positive outward symbol of inclusiveness, one that openly helps to demonstrate a working commitment towards equalities.
More information about LGBT History Month can be found on their website www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk