The rainbow flag has been raised at Clacton Town Hall to mark Global Pride Day.
The multi-coloured pennant was hoisted today (Tuesday, 28 June) at the Tendring District Council offices as a celebration of diversity and to recognise the LGBTQ+ community.
It will be flown at the Town Hall until Monday, 4 July, to encompass the Clacton Pride event, taking place on Saturday, 2 July.
Lynda McWilliams, TDC Cabinet Member for Partnerships, said it was important to celebrate diversity within the district.
“Each and every community, including the LGBTQ+ community, contributes to the wonderful patchwork of people who call Tendring home, and each is important,” Councillor McWilliams said.
“By flying the Rainbow flag at Clacton Town Hall, our offices, we are showing our support as a council for the LGBTQ+ community.”
Clacton Pride takes place on the Marine Parade West Greensward, with activities running from 10am until 8pm. The event, which is free to attend, includes music, entertainment and food. Find out more on the Clacton Pride Facebook page: www.facebook.com/prideclacton.