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Rainbow flag raised at Havering Town Hall to mark LGBT History Month

PUBLISHED: 14:15 07 February 2020 | UPDATED: 14:16 07 February 2020

In a special ceremony, councillor Michael Deon Burton, Mayor of Havering, was joined by councillors and staff to raise the rainbow flag. Picture: Havering Council

In a special ceremony, councillor Michael Deon Burton, Mayor of Havering, was joined by councillors and staff to raise the rainbow flag. Picture: Havering Council

Havering Council

To mark LGBT History Month, Havering Council has raised a rainbow flag at the Town Hall in Romford.

In a special ceremony, councillor Michael Deon Burton, Mayor of Havering was joined by councillors and staff to raise the Rainbow Flag. Picture: Havering CouncilIn a special ceremony, councillor Michael Deon Burton, Mayor of Havering was joined by councillors and staff to raise the Rainbow Flag. Picture: Havering Council

Mayor of Havering Cllr Michael Deon Burton was joined by councillors, council staff and the public in a ceremony to mark the event, with the flag staying up at the Town Hall for the duration of February.

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Councillor Deon Burton said: "We're proud to fly the rainbow flag in Havering to recognise LGBT History Month.

"As we've seen at Romford's Pride events in the town centre, we have a vibrant and proud LGBT community in Havering. The flag represents our commitment to equality and is a symbol of the council's support for the LGBT community, as well as other community groups in Havering."

In a special ceremony, councillor Michael Deon Burton, Mayor of Havering, was joined by councillors and staff to raise the rainbow flag. Picture: Havering CouncilIn a special ceremony, councillor Michael Deon Burton, Mayor of Havering, was joined by councillors and staff to raise the rainbow flag. Picture: Havering Council

This year's LGBT History Month theme is What Have We Learned? which reflects the multi-generational impact of legislation that stopped teachers from discussing LGBT issues in schools.

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