From the evening of Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September, Stockport Town Hall will be glowing pink, purple and blue to celebrate Bi Visibility Day on Saturday 23rd – an international day to celebrate Bisexuality. The bisexual Pride flag will be also be flown from the Town Hall Mast.
This follows last week’s Council Meeting which resolved to support the annual awareness day and tackle discrimination by ensuring staff receive bisexual awareness training as part of wider diversity training. Research has shown that Bisexual people suffer discrimination and feel they cannot be open about their sexuality.
Councillor Lisa Smart who put the motion forward to the Council Meeting said: “I am delighted that my fellow councillors have recognised the importance of this issue and that the Council will be visibly demonstrating their support for Bi Visibility day by lighting the Town Hall up in pink, blue and purple.”
Councillor David Sedgwick, Stockport Council’s LGBT+ Champion, who seconded the motion said: “Nobody should suffer discrimination because of their sexuality and we as a council are committed to tackling prejudice by raising awareness amongst our staff and the community and celebrating sexual diversity. By promoting better understanding amongst are staff and the community we hope Bisexual people will feel safe and confident about being open about their sexuality.”