Raising the rainbow flag in Geelong

The rainbow flag flies above Trades Hall in Geelong on June 27. Photo: Sarah Hathway.

Geelong Trades Hall Secretary Colin Vernon, along with other union and community activists raised the rainbow flag above Geelong Trades Hall on June 27. The flag symbolises support for marriage equality, the LGBTI community and Surf Coast Shire residents who have been campaigning to keep the flag flying at their local council building.

Vernon said: "Geelong Trades Hall Council stands in unity with the community and the Surf Coast Shire. Councils today have a responsibility to the community more than ever. The days of only focusing on rates and rubbish are over. Local councils must be the voices for the community, that's why we're raising the flag today."

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