Wokingham Borough Council today raised a Rainbow Flag in support of neighbouring Reading Pride which takes place this weekend, signalling its support to LGBTQ+ rights. Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Bill Soane, was on hand to hoist the flag ahead of the annual event, which celebrates its 16th year.
“We are honoured to fly the flag in support of Pride. It sends an important message to residents across the borough that we proudly support equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. We are proud to show our support for Pride, this annual celebration rallies against discrimination and celebrates diversity across our communities.” said, Cllr John Halsall, leader of the council.
Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Bill Soane, said: “It has been encouraging to hear that there are plans for Wokingham town to start its own Pride from next year. This is something I fully support, as the campaign for equality continues.”