Progressive Flag flies above Town Hall

The Progressive Pride flag was flown over Bexhill Town Hall to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT Day).

The iconic rainbow flag was raised on Wednesday, May 17, in support of equality and diversity.

IDAHOBIT Day draws attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

The Progressive Pride flag encompasses not only lesbian, gay and bisexual people but also trans, people of colour, intersex people and others.

On Wednesday, Rother District Council officers and councillors were joined outside the town hall by staff from Rother Voluntary Action, representatives from Bexhill Primary Care Network,  as well as Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance members to show their support.

Lorna Ford, Chief Executive Officer at Rother District Council, said: “Flying the flag is a very visible way of showing our continuing support for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia as well as demonstrating our respect for the LGBT community and our commitment to equality.

“As well as celebrating diversity in our district, flying the Progressive Pride flag sends out a clear message that all forms of discrimination are unacceptable to Rother District Council.”

To find out more about local support available, visit the Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance website at


Published: 17th May 2023

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