A rainbow flag is flying proudly beside the Australian flag at Somerset Regional Council’s administration office in Esk.

It was raised earlier today, for the second consecutive year, to recognise International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).


Somerset councillor Helen Brieschke and Father Ian Bailey (pictured) led the ceremony in front of a crowd of supporters.

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Somerset Queensland IDAHOT Day 2016

I am proud to represent Somerset Regional Council in supporting the raising of the rainbow flag,” Cr Brieschke said.

Today we raise awareness of discrimination and repression of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and demonstrate respect and inclusiveness of all people.

Millions of people around the world have gathered to support the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, raising the rainbow flag to symbolise inclusivity and tolerance.

Somerset Queensland IDAHOT Day 2016That is the message we support and encourage in the Somerset community,” Cr Brieschke said.

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