Wicklow County Council fly the flag in support of LGBTQIA+ community this Pride month

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Wicklow County Council in support of the LGBTQIA+ community is flying the Pride flag for the month of June at many of our Council buildings and all our Libraries across the county to mark Pride Month.

Chief Executive of of Wicklow County Council, Emer O’Gorman, says:

Wicklow County Council recognises the need to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect human rights across all our functions, we are working towards this through the implementation of the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty’


Pride Month in Wicklow’s libraries involves the following activities:

  • Ally and Rainbow Flags: In the spirit of inclusivity, we will be either displaying or flying a rainbow or Ally flag in all 13 of our libraries.
  • Family Friendly Story Times will take place in the larger libraries. Stories that promote acceptance, love and understanding will feature.
  • LGBTQI +Book Clubs – Book clubs at some libraries will read a title to foster insightful discussion and encourage a more in-depth understanding of diversity.
  • Young Children’s colouring pages in some libraries will feature Elmer the Elephant who represents individuality and the celebration of difference.
  • Engaging Book Displays highlighting LGBTQI+ literature and the importance of representation and empathy will be a feature in the larger libraries.
  • Pride Merchandise available in all libraries.

Wicklow County Council continues to support social inclusion in our community and by raising awareness through the flying or displaying of the Ally and Rainbow flags throughout the month of June.

2023 sees County Wicklow hosting it’s first county wide Pride Parade in Wicklow Town. To find out more about the parade, visit https://www.wicklowpridefestival.com/


Cllr Tommy Annesley, Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, added:

Wicklow County Council is keen to support Pride Month by visibly displaying our support, by flying the flags to promotes positive inclusion of all while working to create a better understanding and acceptance of the diversity in our community.”

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