Thousands across Greater Manchester are flying the rainbow flag in support of the International Day Against Homophobia tomorrow.
Manchester’s Contact Theatre is one of many across the region to stand against homophibia, as Bury Councillor Mike Connolly also hosts celebrations throughout Bury.
Greater Manchester Police will also be raising awareness of their efforts to tackle hate crime.
Councillor Connolly said: “Raising the rainbow flag in Union Square and around the borough makes clear our commitment to tackling homophobia.
“It sends a strong message that we value and support each and every individual and we will do our best to ensure that no one feels isolated or discriminated against because of their sexuality, race, gender or beliefs.”
He will be giving a short speech on the day alongside Darren Knight from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF)
More details about the Flying the Flag initiative can be found on the LGF’s website here.