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Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council

Pride flag over County Hall - a statement of tolerance and a Liberal Democrat achievement

June 11, 2021 11:08 AM

The rainbow Pride flag, celebrating equality for LGBTQ+ people is flying over County Hall for the whole of June.

This is a Liberal Democrat achievement having been proposed by the Liberal Democrat Group four years ago.

Pride flag over County Hall, Kent

It was accepted by the then Council Chairman on the advice of the council's equalities officer.

Group Leader Antony Hook said,

"Gay men and women and other LGBTQ+ people continue to suffer inequality and unfair treatment at times in daily life. We

all have a duty to oppose this and we cannot be complacent about the progress that has been made.

"For many years, Kent County Council under Conservative control promoted intolerance by trying to apply homphobia in Kent schools even after section 28, a law which suggested there was something wrong with same sex relationships, was abolished.

"Liberal Democrats demanded equality for LGBTQ+ people and we will always do so."

SEE ALSO: kentlive.news: The real history of 2000s homophobia in Kent and the fight for LGBTQ+ equality

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Kent votes for its own Section 28