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Stockport supports anti-discrimination day

by Iain Roberts on 18 May, 2012

Stockport Council supported the fourth annual International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on Thursday 17th May.
Councillors and employees dressed in the spectrum of colours represented on rainbow flag which symbolises IDAHO. The IDAHO flag was flying from Stockport Town Hall on the day.

Councillor Stuart Bodsworth, champion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, said: “I am proud that Stockport is flying the Rainbow Flag against homophobic and transphobic bullying and discrimination. I’d like to thank everybody who showed their support for equality. Tackling inequalities is important for Stockport and we should all take a clear stand against homophobia.”

IDAHO takes places every year on May 17 to mark the day in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the list of mental illnesses by the World Health Organisation.

More information about IDAHO day can be found at www.dayagainsthomophobia.org

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