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Community / SIC flies rainbow flag in support of LGBTI equality

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A RAINBOW flag is flying on top of Lerwick Town Hall today (Friday) to mark Purple Friday, which takes a stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and shows support for LGBTI equality.

Shetland Islands Council convener Malcolm Bell said: “It’s important that we recognise Purple Friday, and send a positive message of support and inclusion to the LGBTI community.

“Equality and diversity should be at the heart of a modern society and we must make a stand against discriminatory language and behaviours wherever they occur.”

Purple Day in Scotland is led by LGBT Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country.

Scottish Parliament election, 6 May 2021