With an historic flag raising today, Kingborough Council officially launched its LGBTIQA+ Action Plan.
The Mayor, Paula Wriedt said the launch of the both the LGBTIQA+ Action Plan and the raising of a flag to commemorate Transgender Day of Visibility (Friday 31 March 2023) demonstrated Council’s commitment to creating a community that is inclusive, safe, welcoming and respectful for all.
“The LGBTIQA+ Action Plan was created by a diverse community group who engaged with our community to gather ideas about what Council could do to improve inclusiveness,” Cr Wriedt said.
“This Action Plan provides a voice for our LGBTIQA+ community, and highlights some immediate, low-cost actions that will go a long way to supporting inclusion.
“I look forward to implementing this Action Plan with my colleagues and thank members of our community for bravely raising their voices to this important initiative.
“One of the actions in the Action Plan is to fly flags at our Civic Centre to commemorate significant events and raise awareness about LGBTIQA+ experiences and achievements.
“The Transgender Pride Flag is the first flag to be flown on the Council’s Community Flagpole.
“Transgender Day of Visibility is about raising awareness, increasing visibility and recognising the achievements and lived experiences of trans and gender diverse people.”
Kingborough Council formally endorsed the Kingborough LGBTIQA+ Action Plan 2023 -2025 on 5 December 2022.