Pub­lic pride in coun­cil as flag plans sup­ported

Equal­ity vote gets thumbs up on streets

Ayrshire Post - - AYR NORTH - Stu­art Wil­son

The news that coun­cil chiefs are to fly a sex­ual equal­ity flag above County Build­ings has been wel­comed by vot­ers this week.

The pride colours will be raised to mark LGBTI His­tory Month in Fe­bru­ary.

South Ayr­shire coun­cil­lors have also agreed to fly the flag for a full month ev­ery year as part of the land­mark agree­ment recog­nis­ing “di­ver­sity for all”.

We took to the streets in the af­ter­math of the de­ci­sion to ask what peo­ple thought.

Prest­wick stu­dent Lu­cille Len­nie, 18, said: “I’m glad to see it hap­pen­ing.

“At Ayr Col­lege we have an LGBT group and it’s a sub­ject that peo­ple are far more open about these days.

“If any­one has a prob­lem with this I think they prob­a­bly need to grow up.”

Pho­tog­ra­pher Alan Gra­ham, 59, of Ayr, said: “I think it’s great to see.

“We live in an open so­ci­ety and pride our­selves on hav­ing a trans­par­ent cul­ture.

“This rep­re­sents equal­ity for all and should quite rightly be part of ev­ery day life.”

For­mer Ayr­shire Post com­pos­i­tor, Kenny Maxwell, 59, of Ayr, said: “It’s a very pos­i­tive step.

“The SNP should be ap­plauded for bring­ing this for­ward.”

Menswear sales­man John Al­lan, 29, of Ayr, added: “I can’t see why any­one would get upset about it in this day and age.

“The coun­cil could be crit­i­cised for many things but this isn’t one of them.”

The SNP should be ap­plauded for bring­ing this for­ward Kenny Maxwell

John Al­lan Can’t see any prob­lem

Lu­cille Len­nie Glad to see pos­i­tive move

Alan Gra­ham Open and trans­par­ent cul­ture

Kenny Maxwell Ap­plause for SNP mo­tion

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