Make some noise to support International Day Against Homophobia

Published: Monday, 14 May 2018

Residents are being invited to come together at the Guildhall on Thursday, 17 May to join activities in support of International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO).

To open the activities, people are welcome to join the Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Gareth Eales, for a short ceremony at 9.30am, as he raises the LGBTQ flag in front of the Guildhall.

Residents are then encouraged to dress brightly, raise their voices and play whistles, horns and other musical instruments on the Guildhall steps at 12.30pm, as Mayor Elect, Cllr Tony Ansell, and Northampton Borough Council’s LGBTQ Forum lead a minute of noise.

Refreshments and information about local support groups will be available in the One Stop Shop following the minute of noise.

Cllr Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “International Day Against Homophobia is a really important date that we are proud to mark in the town with the raising of the LGBTQ flag and the minute of noise.

“No one should feel discriminated so we encourage residents to join us as we raise awareness of the importance of tolerance and respect, and to celebrate sexual and gender diversities.”