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SYMBOL OF PRIDE: Watford Borough Council flying the flag for LGBTQ+ History Month

 Published on: 10th February 2022   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Watford Borough Council’s Elected Mayor Peter Taylor and Chairman Aga Dychton have raised the rainbow flag to mark the beginning of LGBTQ+ History Month. 

The overall aim of LGBTQ+ History Month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is achieved by increasing the visibility of this community, the people, the history and their experiences. 

The council also supports the Ask for Clive initiative, which encourages pubs, bars, restaurants, cafés, gyms, sports clubs and other entertainment venues to display a rainbow sticker, indicating its staff will not tolerate homophobic or transphobic abuse. 

If LGBTQ people are experiencing discrimination, they can approach employees and ‘ask for Clive’ in these venues. The name Clive is inspired by Clive Duffey – organiser of Herts Pride.

This year, Herts Pride, Hertfordshire’s largest LGBTQ+ festival, will be held at Cassiobury Park on August 20. 

It is an all-inclusive event supporting the LGBTQ+ community and everyone is welcome to attend. 

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said: “One of the wonderful things that makes Watford the incredible community it is, is the diversity in our town. 

“Throughout these last difficult few years, people from all parts of the world, of all faiths and of all sexualities have supported each other. 

“We are proud to mark LGBTQ+ History Month to raise awareness of the issues that impact this community and promote equality for all.” 

For more information, please visit www.hertspride.org and facebook.com/askforclive

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