Buckingham Town Council is delighted to have raised the rainbow flag in Buckingham for the second year, in celebration of Pride Month which runs throughout June.
Councillor Anja Schaefer, Mayor of Buckingham, who raised the flag on Thursday 1st June, said “The rainbow flag symbolises respect for and pride in sexual and gender diversity. I am delighted to have been present for its raising, which celebrates Buckingham’s diversity and underlines our commitment to being an inclusive town.”
The rainbow flag flew over the weekend and for Mayor Making on Friday 2nd June, and will stay in place until the morning of Tuesday 6th June.
Pride Month affirms the dignity and worth of human beings everywhere. Pride month can be used to highlight the successes of LGBTQ+ people, and where there is work still to be done to achieve equality, to raise this. More broadly it acts as a celebration of love and friendship.
The traditional rainbow flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker as a symbol of hope. The colours of the flag represent separately life, healing, sunlight, nature, peace, spirit and, together, the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.