Council was asked if it will fly the rainbow Pride Flag on 17 May, 2021, for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT Day).
Currently, we fly the Australian Flag, Aboriginal Flag and Torres Strait Islander Flag on our three flagpoles at the Lilydale Civic Centre, and are guided by the Federal Government’s protocols on flag use.
As part of our Civic Centre Redevelopment, we will have a fourth flagpole constructed to allow us to fly flags, such as the Pride Flag, in support of causes for the community. A policy is being developed to support the use of Council’s fourth flag pole.
Council supports our LGBTQIA+ community – through internal and external events and programs.
Homophobia, biphobia, intersexism and transphobia is never acceptable.
Community members are encouraged to take part in IDAHOBIT Day by wearing rainbow clothing, hosting a morning tea or launching – or supporting – a project that supports sexual and gender diversity.