Wychavon flies the Pride flag

Wychavon District Council has flown the rainbow flag in celebration of Worcestershire Pride.

Chairman Cllr Robert Raphael, and Leader Cllr Bradley Thomas raised the Pride flag outside the Civic Centre in Pershore on Friday afternoon to celebrate the festival over the weekend.

The rainbow flag is a symbol for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT+).

Worcestershire Pride, which is in its fourth year, was postponed due to a loss of essential funds as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, a virtual event was held over Facebook which featured live performances and talks from guest speakers.

Plans are in place for it to go ahead next year on 18 September 2021.

Cllr Bradley Thomas, Leader of Wychavon District Council, said: "The flag is a positive symbol of acceptance and equality. It represents Wychavon's promotion of diversity and inclusion in all its forms across our communities".

Cllr Robert Raphael, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, said: "It is an honour to fly the Pride Flag outside the Civic Centre to celebrate Worcestershire Pride weekend". 

Pictured: Chairman Cllr Robert Raphael, and Leader Cllr Bradley Thomas raise the Pride flag.
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