Scotland's national fire and rescue service marks LGBT History Month

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SCOTLAND’s national fire and rescue service will fly the Pride colours to mark LGBT History Month.

The rainbow flag will be raised over all three of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s regional headquarters and its national headquarters in Cambuslang.

LGBT History Month takes place every February and celebrates all aspects of LGBT culture, and encourages reflection on the history of LGBT and the future of activism.

SFRS will also continue to raise the Pride colours throughout 2020 in honour of important milestones in the LGBT calendar.

Now, the Service has renewed its commitment to working towards an inclusive and diverse workforce.

David McGown is the Deputy Chief Officer of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

He said: “I am delighted the SFRS is celebrating LGBT History Month with the flying of the Rainbow Flag at our Cambuslang and SDA HQs and will do so again throughout the year to celebrate other important dates in the LGBT calendar.

“Is just one of the many initiatives we will be promoting during 2020 to demonstrate our commitment to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, and be an employer of choice for LGBT people.

“This will include our continued attendance at Pride community events across Scotland, working closely with our partners and the ongoing development of employee networks.” 

Every year has a themed approach and this year marks the 20th Anniversary of the repeal of Section 28 (Clause 2A) in Scotland.

Section 28 was introduced by the UK Government as part of the Local Government Act 1988, which banned the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality by local authorities and schools.

For further information relating to events happening throughout Scotland, please visit the LGBT history month website.

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