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15 MAY - COUNCIL FLIES THE FLAG FOR INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

Council will raise the Rainbow Pride flag this week as a show of support for inclusion and diversity within the Scenic Rim community.

Mayor Greg Christensen said flying the flag outside Council's Beaudesert administration building on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on Wednesday 17 May would raise the standard against intolerance and discrimination.

"The flag is an important symbol for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning people (LGBTIQ) and raising it outside Council's offices is an outward sign of inclusion and diversity within the Scenic Rim community," he said.

"Our community recognises that intolerance and discrimination have no place in modern society. These values of respect and inclusion are shared by Council.

"By flying the Rainbow Pride flag, we affirm that all people, regardless of sexual identity, are entitled to live their lives with dignity and respect."