February marks the start of LGBT+ History Month, which aims to promote diversity and understanding for the LGBT community.
This year’s theme is ‘Peace, Activism and Reconciliation’.
Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service launched the month’s celebrations and commemorations by raising the Rainbow flag at the police headquarters, as well as hosting and supporting other events throughout the month.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: ““This is one of the key ways in which we can demonstrate our commitment to LGBT+ equality within the blue light services.”
“Today this will be first time that we have been joined by colleagues from Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service to launch the month’s celebrations and commemorations by raising the Rainbow flag at Force Headquarters.”
The overall aim of LGBT+ History Month is to promote equality and diversity for all.
The month aims to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, their history, lives and their experiences in employment, education, culture and the wider community.
“It also raises awareness and advances issues which affect the LGBT+ communities.