The City of Whittlesea flew the flag for equality on 17 May for IDAHOBIT Day (the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia).
Council raised the rainbow flag in a special ceremony designed to showcase its support for the City’s LGBTIQ+ community.
Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the event supports Council’s Whittlesea 2040 vision to create A place for All.
“We are actively working to ensure everyone in our community feels seen and included. IDAHOBIT Day is just one example of how we can publicly show our support for those who have been marginalised in the past in our society,” she said.
IDAHOBIT celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.
“While there is more we are doing to ensure our community is supported through policy and action, raising a flag is an important symbolic gesture that means so much to our LGBTQIA+ community,” Ms Wilson said.
Council hosted the event in partnership with DPV Health which included the launch of the video You are who you say you are and Q&A panel to mark IDAHOBIT day.