Search

Islington council raise flag to celebrate LBGT community

PUBLISHED: 17:39 08 February 2012

Councillors from all parties with the rainbow flag which is now flying above the town hall.

Councillors from all parties with the rainbow flag which is now flying above the town hall.

Archant

Islington Council has become the first local authority to raise the Rainbow Flag in celebration of LBGT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender) History Month.

Dispensation was given by Mayor Phil Kelly and council leader Catherine West after the idea was proposed by the council’s staff LGBT Forum. Cllr West said: “In Islington we have set ourselves the ambitious aim of making our borough a fairer and more equal place.

‘‘The LGBT community is a vibrant and vital part our local community.

“I look forward to celebrating the huge contribution the community has made to the life of our borough and our country over the next month.”

It is the sixth year for the month long celebration, which is organised in conjunction with Camden.

There is a full programme of events including workshops, poetry readings and exhibitions, all with the aim of promoting understanding of LGBT history, culture and contribution to society.

The Rainbow Flag will fly for the month next to the Union Flag and the council flag, with the EU flag to be raised again in March.

A programme of events can be found via the Islington Council website www.islington.gov.uk

0 comments

Latest Islington News Stories

A single mother is demanding that the council fixes her flood-damaged flat – and foot the bill.

Yesterday, 12:51

I heard about Marcel Campbell’s death while driving on Monday evening. My heart fell to my feet. I lost concentration and nearly crashed the car.

Yesterday, 09:34

Six parked cars were damaged in a crash in Caledonian Road last night.

Yesterday, 07:01

Survivors of horrific abuse in Islington’s kids’ homes are fighting for compensation decades after at least 100 were allegedly brutalised under the council’s care.

Tue, 17:56

A man has been arrested over the crash in Finsbury Park yesterday that left a 26-year-old fighting for his life.

Tue, 14:35

Delivery drivers will be banned from loitering in roads off Upper Street after neighbours said constant anti-social behaviour was making their lives hell.

Tue, 11:09

Marks and Spencer in Holloway Road is one of 14 branches across the country set to close, the firm has revealed.

Tue, 11:05

Finsbury Park’s franchised Post Office has officially launched after the long row over its takeover.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“I try and do my best to enhance the young person’s capabilities. I’m very focused on their education, their wellbeing and their cultural needs.”

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now