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Rainbow flag hoisted to mark LGBT History Month

Press release   •   Feb 12, 2018 12:35 GMT

Moray Council's Equalities Officer, Don Toonen, with Convener of Moray Council, Cllr James Allen raising the rainbow flag at council HQ

February is lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history month, and Moray Council Convener, Cllr James Allen, raised the Rainbow flag at council HQ to day to mark the event.

Raising the flag with the council’s equalities officer, Don Toonen, James said: “It’s an opportunity to not only celebrate LGBT lives and culture but to challenge homophobic attitudes.

“As the council’s Equalities Champion I am determined that we clearly demonstrate our commitment to equalities across all sections of our community. I’m very proud of Moray Council’s record in this regard, and I feel that flying this flag from our rooftop sends out that message loud and clear.”

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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