Pride consultation at Liverpool town hall on IDAHO

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Sunday 17th May is Open Day at Liverpool Town Hall for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender communities of Merseyside, where the rainbow flag will be flying for the first time in history to mark IDAHO, International Day Against Homophobia.

International Day Against Homophobia takes place on 17th May every year to mark the day in 1990 when the World Health Organisation finally took homosexuality off its list of mental illnesses. The day has become a rallying point for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people everywhere, and other organisations, such as Merseyside Police, will also be flying the rainbow flag on this day. For more information, please go to Idaho – UK 2009 – Home

This year, Liverpool Town Hall will be open from 2.00pm onwards for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people and their friends and families to enjoy the historic surroundings, have a free afternoon tea, check out the information stalls, sign the book of condolence for Michael Causer and, crucially, tell us what you want from a Pride festival in Liverpool.

Volunteers from Liverpool’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Network, joint organisers of the day with Liverpool City Council, will be on hand throughout the afternoon with a short survey for you to fill in to let us know what, where and when a Pride festival in Liverpool should be. Your views will shape what Liverpool Pride becomes.

A free afternoon tea is served at 3.00pm, with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Steve Rotheram, in one of his last official engagements, passing the books of condolence for Michael Causer to Michael’s parents Marie & Mike at 4.00pm.

Please join us for Sunday afternoon tea with the Lord Mayor to mark IDAHO, International Day Against Homophobia – and especially to see the rainbow flag flying for the first time from Liverpool’s historic Town Hall. Doors open at 2.00pm, Sunday 17th May.