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Islington Council staff fight homophobia

PUBLISHED: 13:04 16 May 2015

Islington Council staff donned orange ribbons to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia

Islington Council staff donned orange ribbons to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia

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Acceptance was the order of the day as town hall staff joined in a worldwide campaign against prejudice.

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), takes place on Sunday and Islington Council workers showed their solidarity.
By wearing orange ribbons as they walk the borough’s corridors of power, the men and women of the council offices are supporting the campaign, which draws attention to the violence and discrimination experience by LGBT people around the world
Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council, said: “Islington has a well-earned reputation for tolerance, but sadly, homophobic bullying and harassment still occurs in our borough, this country and around the world.
“Everyone has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and we will fight to put a stop to homophobic abuse and attacks on people living and working in our community. By encouraging people to wear the ribbon we are sending out a message of solidarity to people who facing abuse around the globe.”
For more information about IDAHOT, visit dayagainsthomophobia.org


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