Rainbow flags will be flying at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service work locations throughout the county from 14 – 20 May as the service to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on Thursday 17 May.
Flags and supporting banners will be displayed this week and all staff are being encouraged to sign up to Stonewall's anti-bullying 'No Bystanders' pledge online on the No Bystanders website - click here to sign the pledge.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Wayne Bowcock, the service's Strategic Lead on Equality and LGBT issues said: "IDAHOT celebrates the progress made in society towards reaching equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of society and helps to raise awareness of Homophobia and Transphobia throughout workplaces and wider society.
“As part of its commitment to LGBT equality, the Service is proud to provide visible support to LGBT communities again in 2018. As a Service we take every opportunity to support LGBT colleagues and service users and look forward to engaging with our communities at Nottingham and Worksop Pride this year."
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has worked hard to promote LGBT equality in employment and the way it delivers its services to the public.
As a member of Stonewall, the Service will be measuring its achievements against other organisations through the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index later this year.