Beverley Police Station will join others stations in the region and across to the UK in raising the LGBTQ flag this afternoon as they look to show their support for the LGBT community.
This is the first time Humberside Police have taken part in such an activity something they say is significant for both the police and local LBGT Community.
Community cohesion officer for Hull and East Riding and ally for the LGBTQ community PC Danny Fleming said;
“This is a significant event for both Humberside Police and the LGBTQ community in that the police have never flown this community flag across the force area before.”
“This shows the strength in partnership that Humberside Police and the LGBTQ community have now, and in the future. Long may it continue.”
The flags are being raised at the same time on Wednesday 18 July at 1330 at the following eight stations, including Priory Road HQ, Clough Road, Courtland Road, Beverley, Goole, Bridlington, Grimsby and Scunthorpe.
“I fully welcome the move by the police to the fly the LBGTQ Flag. It is another step forwards for greater acceptance in the community.”
“For something like this to happen in a small town like Beverley is fantastic. I would like to see more people in Beverley follow this example and for public buildings like County Hall to fly the flag during Pride.”
PC Fleming added;
“By raising the flags we are celebrating diversity and showing our support for, and our commitment to serving the LGBTQ communities across our force area.”
“They are going up ahead of the Hull Pride event and will remain flying until at least the 29 July 2018.”
“We are delighted that Humberside Police are doing this. It is really important because they, are symbols of equality in our community that everyone can relate too.”
“Humberside Police have always been very supportive of Pride in Hull behind the scenes, we are very grateful to them for their ongoing support and this wonderful gesture.”
Pride in Hull takes place on Saturday 21 July with a string of top acts set to entertain the crowds including Nadine Coyle from smash hit band Girls Aloud.