I'm not a member of the LGBTQ+ community and I'm certainly not an activist per se, but I do support them from an "outside" position.
Abingdon council rejects rainbow Pride flag. Watch
- Thread Starter
- 04-07-2016 16:21
- 04-07-2016 16:52
We have to correct this mistake
- 04-07-2016 17:19
See, if they'd justified the decision with something other than "what kind of message are we sending" I'd have been fine with it tbh, as a member of the LGBTQ community and as someone who lived in Abingdon until she was 9. That being said "it's not an Abingdon event" when Abingdon is literally 20 minutes away from Oxford by bus and half of its teenagers go to Oxford schools and most school trips are to Oxford is a really weak argument.
C'mon, step it up here guys! I'm disappointed!
(Original post by Bjornhattan)
- 04-07-2016 21:24
Speaking as someone who is gay, this isn't an issue.
Abingdon is one small town of 30,000, and frankly I don't care whether they wish to fly the pride flag. There are bigger problems facing the LGBT community than whether a rural settlement in Oxfordshire chooses to fly our flag or not.
This building was the County Hall of Berkshire. Abingdon was forcibly moved into Oxfordshire in 1974 and it looks as though the resentment is still there.
The Councillor said:
He added Oxford Pride was not an Abingdon event and, should there be an Abingdon Pride event, "this would be welcomed, and we would be pleased to consider allowing a rainbow flag to be flown from a flagpole on the Market Place".