Flying the rainbow flag
In May we flew the rainbow flag at Castle House to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Interphobia and Biphobia (Idahobit).
The special day is dedicated to tackling discrimination against the LGBT+ community and at Newark and we are proud to be involved.
The colours of the LGBT+ flag all carry a special meaning. Red means life, orange means healing, yellow means sunshine, green means nature, blue means harmony and purple means spirit. Idahobit Day is dedicated to celebrating the LGBT+ community because it is the anniversary of the date in 1990 when the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a diagnosis.
Nickie Anthony, our Community Relations Officer said: “As a local authority we want to send a message that everyone is welcome in our district. There are several days throughout the year which celebrate different groups and we are excited to be celebrating our LGBT+ community on Idahobit day.”
This year staff at Castle House dressed in rainbow colours and sold rainbow ribbons to raise money for the Notts LGBT+ Network, a helpline run by volunteers.
Training has also taken place which is designed to give staff a firm understanding of the issues facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans people in the UK.
We are making our council LGBT friendly and as supportive to LGBT staff and customers as possible.
LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire
Providing specialist one-to-one, group and counselling services to young people aged 11-25 and their families across Nottinghamshire.
- Support for young LGBT+ people
- Parent and carers support
- LGBT+ counselling
- Trans support
The Centre Place, Abbey Street Community Centre, Abbey Street, Worksop, S80 2LA
11 to 16 years LGBT+ group on Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 6.30pm
16 to 25 years LGBT+ group the Worksop Out on Wednesday (WOW), Wednesdays, 7pm to 9pm