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Rainbow flag to fly from Belfast City Hall during Pride Festival

Pride: The rainbow flag
Pride: The rainbow flag

Belfast City Council has voted to fly the rainbow flag at City Hall during the Pride Festival this year.

The flag will fly from from the building on August 3, the day of the Belfast Pride parade, after Alliance Councillor Michael Long's proposal was backed by the Council's Strategic Policy and Resource Committee on Friday.

“Belfast is a city which is open, inclusive and welcoming for all. There is no better to showcase that than have the rainbow flag fly from our main civic building,” said Councillor Long.

“The rainbow flag flying from City Hall on Belfast Pride Day will help recognise the huge contribution our LGBTQ+ citizens have made to the city and beyond, while showing solidarity with the struggle many still face in achieving true equality.

“I am proud Alliance brought this proposal and we will continue to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in whatever ways we can.

"I thank all those Councillors who backed it. It may be a small step but it is another one towards everyone in our society being treated equally, no matter their sexual orientation, gender or anything else.”

The Belfast Telegraph understands the proposal was not opposed by any party at the committee.

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