SOLIHULL Council is embracing diversity by flying the rainbow flag for the first time to mark February’s LGBT+ History Month and then in June for Gay Pride.
The flag will today (Monday, February 3) fly on the Council House to honour the start of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) History Month and on Monday June 1 to mark Gay Pride month.
Coun Bob Sleigh OBE, Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “It is important now, more than ever, to acknowledge and celebrate our diversity and to stand together to ensure equality in how we deal with all people regardless of their background, religion or who they choose to love.
“Solihull has a tradition of taking matters of equality and diversity seriously and this is an example of how we can embrace and educate at the same time. I am proud that Solihull is seen as a tolerant and inclusive borough, but I recognise we need to actively champion these issues in our role as a community leader.
“The borough’s increasingly diverse community is one of our greatest assets and I want everyone to have an equal chance to contribute to, and benefit from, living or working in Solihull.
“I welcome the longstanding support for this initiative from my opposition colleague Councillor Tim Hodgson and hope we can continue to work together to make Solihull the best place for everyone to live and work.”