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International Day against Homophobia

Published Friday, 17 May 2013

To mark International Day against Homophobia the council is flying the LGBT rainbow flag outside its headquarters in Hamilton

To mark International Day against Homophobia the council is flying the LGBT rainbow flag outside its headquarters in Hamilton.

By flying the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rainbow flag which represents diversity and inclusivity, the council hopes to help reinforce the message that everyone living and working in our communities must work together to eradicate homophobic stereotypes and behaviour.

And in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire, the Terence Higgins Trust, Stonewall Scotland, and Police Scotland ran an awareness raising session to challenge the myths that surround the LGBT community.

The session was aimed at employees of all levels and through workshops and presentations it provided them with practical skills in how to challenge and overcome discrimination and harassment that they or members of the public may face on a day-to-day basis.