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Flying the flag for IDAHOBIT Day

Rainbow flag flying near historic Market Building.

The Rainbow Flag will fly at the historic Market Building in Castlemaine for IDAHOBIT Day.

Thursday 14 May 2020

Mount Alexander Shire Council will acknowledge International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) Day this Sunday 17 May by flying the Rainbow Flag beside the Market Building in Castlemaine.

IDAHOBIT Day is a day when people across the world stand against discrimination in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) friends, colleagues and family.

“We will fly the Rainbow Flag in Castlemaine on Sunday to show our commitment to social inclusion in the shire,” said Lisa Knight, Director Corporate and Community Services, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“It is also an outcome of our continuing work with the LGBTIQ+ Round Table, where we work to ensure LGBTIQ+ people in Mount Alexander Shire can enjoy the full respect and equality guaranteed through the Victorian Human Rights Charter.”

Homophobia, Biphodia, Intersexism and Transphobia can occur online, face to face and by creating spaces where people feel unsafe and where they can’t be themselves.

“Acknowledging the day is about creating a culture and atmosphere in our community where everyone feels safe,” said Ms Knight.

To find out more about how you can celebrate or recognise this day, visit www.idahobit.org.au.

Image: The Rainbow Flag flying high at the historic Market Building at Castlemaine.

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