Pride in sexual equality
A SNP councillor has hailed the “bold ground- breaking step” to fly a flag for sexual equality above her own HQ.
Laura Brennan- Whitefield says a “clear and progressive equality agenda” can help change the face of South Ayrshire politics.
It follows a unanimous vote to fly the LGBTI ( Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) colours for one month.
We revealed last week that the rainbow flag will
be hoisted above Ayr’s County Buildings in February to mark LGBTI History Month.
Ms Brennan- Whitefield, who proposed the move to fellow councillors, said: “I’m delighted every councillor agreed to this motion.
“This is another step forward for the council and our commitment to equality and diversity.
“The fact that we will be flying the flag for the whole of LGBTI history month is a bold ground- breaking step for the council, which has never flown the flag before.
“Our administration wants to place the people and communities of South Ayrshire at the heart of everything we do and this was an issue raised with me while campaigning for election, so I’m very happy to be able to make a positive difference in a few months.”
As part of the proposal, the flag will now fly every February to mark the landmark month.
Fellow SNP councillor, Siobhian Brown, who seconded the motion, added: “It sends a clear and strong message that – as a community – South Ayrshire aims to lead the way in shaping inclusive and tolerant communities that accept everyone regardless of sexual preference, gender, race or belief.”