The Town of Sutton celebrates the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
As announced at the April 6 meeting, Town Council decided to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17. The LGBTQ2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Two-Spirited) inclusive flag was raised on the Town’s flagpole for the day. The six rainbow stripes symbolize life for red, comfort for orange, sunshine for yellow, nature for green, art for blue and spirituality for purple. The triangle, added in 2018 in response to changes in the LGBTQ community, features the pastels of the transgender flag and brown and black, the symbol of visible minorities
May 17 is a symbolic date for homosexuals: homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organization (WHO) list of mental illnesses on May 17, 1990.
More information on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia at: https://www.may17mai.com/