B&NES Council will once again be flying the rainbow flag above The Guildhall in Bath for the first week of February in support of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) history month.
LGBT History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Cllr Dine Romero, Cabinet member for Early Years, Children and Youth, said: “We had some very positive feedback from members of the public when we flew the flag last year for the first time.
“It is a small but important symbol of our commitment to equal rights, and I hope it sends a clear message of support to LGBT members of the community.
“We’re very proud of the fact Bath and North East Somerset came fifth in Stonewall’s Education Equality Index in 2014. Our staff have been commended on the work they are doing in schools and early years settings to celebrate difference and tackle homophobia.
“We also have some fantastic projects in schools led by young people that are helping to tackle homophobic language and bullying.”
A number of events are also taking place in Bath and North East Somerset to mark LGBT history month.
All schools have been provided with a set of rainbow ribbon pins to distribute to pupils.
They have also been sent resource materials, including books and lesson plans, created by the Council and Stonewall, to help celebrate different families and tackle homophobia.
There will be a reception in the Holburne Museum on 5th February, which will look at achievements over the past year and include a gallery tour.
The event is invitation only but there are a limited number of places are available for LGBT members of the community; contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.