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Rainbow Flag Raised to Support Inclusivity

SOMERSET Regional Council has, for the third consecutive year, supported the raising of the rainbow flag, to recognise International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).

A rainbow flag was raised on one of two banner poles outside Council’s main administration office at Esk today, 17 May with the Australian flag being flown on the adjacent flagpole.

The rainbow flag is the international symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride and diversity.

Somerset Councillor Sean Choat spoke about the meaning of the day and sending a clear message of inclusivity. 

“Today we raise awareness of discrimination and acts which do not encourage acceptance and inclusiveness of all people,” Cr Choat said.

“That is the message we support and encourage in the Somerset community.”

People around the world gathered to support the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, raising the rainbow flag to symbolise inclusivity.

Somerset Councillors Sean Choat, Helen Brieschke, Dan Hall, Cheryl Gaedtke, Otis Ogg and Bob Whalley attended the ceremony.