Watford Borough Council flying the flag for Herts Pride

Watford Borough Council’s Elected Mayor Peter Taylor and Chairman Aga Dychton have raised the rainbow flag to fly over the weekend at the Town Hall to celebrate Herts Pride...

Published: Friday, 21st August 2020 Pride Flag

Herts Pride is an annual celebration of LGBTQ* life, celebrating diversity and equality in the community. The rainbow flag represents joining together to promote and support inclusion.

A Zoom Quiz Night will replace the annual Herts Pride event that has been unable to take place this year and will act as a fundraiser to help build next year’s event. The free event takes place on 22 August at 8pm and anybody can join in. There will be a variety of questions and rounds, from general knowledge, music, LGBT History and many more. To join, please visit www.facebook.com/HertsPRIDE

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The council also supports the Ask for Clive initiative, which encourages pubs, bars, restaurants, cafés, gyms, sports clubs and other entertainment venues to display a rainbow sticker, indicating its staff will not tolerate homophobic or transphobic abuse. If LGBTQ people are experiencing discrimination, they can approach employees and 'ask for Clive' in these venues. The name Clive is inspired by Clive Duffey - organiser of Herts Pride.

Peter - Ask for ClivePhoto taken in 2019

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “One of the fantastic things about Watford is the diversity of our town. We’ve got people from all parts of the world, of all faiths and of all sexualities and we have supported each other during these difficult months.

"We are proud to be flying the flag at the Town Hall in support of Herts Pride. The cancellation of the event this year was of course disappointing for everyone involved, but we can look forward to virtual events and these events returning in person next year. There is no place for intolerance or discrimination in our town.”

For more information, please visit hertfordshirepridesociety.co.uk and facebook.com/askforclive.

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