Rainbow flags will be flying at
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service work locations throughout the county
from 15 – 22 May as part of the Service’s actions for International Day Against
Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Thursday 17 May.
As part of the activities for the
day, the Service will also undertake some online engagement including a live
Q&A with members of Nottingham LGBT youth group Outburst
the impact of COVID-19. Due to COVID-19 we have chosen to join online
engagement as an alternative to visits to stations.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Craig
Parkin, the Service's Strategic Lead on Equality and LGBT issues,
said: "The day is an opportunity to reflect on the progress made
towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality within society and
raises awareness of the impact Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia can have
both within workplaces and wider society.
“The Service is proud to provide
visible support to LGBT communities again in 2020 as part of its commitment to
being an inclusive employer and service provider to all Nottinghamshire
communities. As a Service we take every opportunity to support LGBT colleagues
and service users and know we have much more to do and will not be complacent
in our efforts and commitment."
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.