Flag raised to support Bi-Visibility Day

​Date: 19/09/2016

Ref: PR8349
Wakefield Council is flying a flag in support of Bi-Visibility Day – which promotes tolerance and understanding towards people who are bi-sexual.

The Council is committed to valuing all its residents and visitors to the district regardless of their sexuality, age or ethnicity – and flying the flag symbolises this ongoing pledge

Bi-Visibility Day is on Wednesday September 23 and a pink, purple and blue flag will be flown at Wakefield Town Hall, from Monday September 19 - Friday September 23.

Cllr Ryan Case, Wakefield Council’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Trans (LGBT*) Champion, who raised the flag, said: “International Bi-Visibility Day is well known in parts of the USA and Europe, and it’s important that here in Wakefield we also get involved and mark the day in order to celebrate diversity and tolerance.

“There is still a lot of prejudice towards people who are bi-sexual and the day is also about supporting inclusivity and breaking down misconceptions.”

Councillors, businesses and representatives of MESMAC, a support group for people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Trans came to the event.