Council flies the flag in support of LGBTI community

Published on 13 September 2017

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The Town of Victoria Park Council will show their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) community by resolving to fly a rainbow flag out the front of the Council administration building for the duration of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

Councillor Jennifer Ammons Noble submitted the Notice of Motion to fly the rainbow flag after being contacted by community members regarding the national same-sex marriage plebiscite, and how the Town could show support to the LGBTI community and their families.

In its new Strategic Community Plan, the Town’s vision for the future is “a dynamic place for everyone”. Deputy Mayor Brian Oliver said the plan states that the Town will have an empowered community with a sense of pride, safety, and belonging.

Cr Oliver said he was pleased the Town was publicly supporting its LGBTI community.

“Our community engagement through Evolve allowed us to shape our new vision, and that is one of inclusion and empowerment,” Cr Oliver said.

“With debate on same-sex marriage happening nationwide, it’s important for us on a local level to let LGBTI people know that we stand for equality, we support you and you are welcome in the Town.”

“We showed symbolic support to our migrant community three years ago by declaring the Town a Refugee Welcome Zone and I am proud our council is doing the same again for people who identify as LGBTI in our Town.”

The flag will be lowered a week after the survey results are published.