Pride flag over County Hall - a statement of tolerance and a Liberal Democrat achievement
Originally published by Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council
The rainbow Pride flag, celebrating equality for LGBTQ+ people is flying over County Hall for the whole of June.
This is a Liberal Democrat achievement having been proposed by the Liberal Democrat Group four years ago.
It was accepted by the then Council Chairman on the advice of the council's equalities officer.
Group Leader Antony Hook said,
"Gay men and women and other LGBTQ+ people continue to suffer inequality and unfair treatment at times in daily life. We
all have a duty to oppose this and we cannot be complacent about the progress that has been made.
"For many years, Kent County Council under Conservative control promoted intolerance by trying to apply homphobia in Kent schools even after section 28, a law which suggested there was something wrong with same sex relationships, was abolished.
"Liberal Democrats demanded equality for LGBTQ+ people and we will always do so."
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