Secondary schools across Moray fly rainbow flag
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Secondary schools in Moray are flying the rainbow flag from today to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride month.
Moray Council states that pupils had expressed their wish to fly the flag.
Tricia Goodbrand, head teacher at Speyside High, said: "We pride ourselves on an ethos of care.
"To be able to fly the Pride flag in a central part of the school underlines our commitment to inclusivity and support for all within the LGBTQ+ community."
Councillor Shona Morrison (Fochabers/Lhanbryde, SNP) Moray Council’s equalities champion, said: "Schools should be places which embrace diversity and promote inclusivity and offer each pupil a sense of belonging and acceptance.
"I’m incredibly proud of the young people who have organised the flag-flying and look forward to seeing pictures from around Moray."
Cllr Sonya Warren (Buckie, SNP) said: "I’m thrilled to see schools flying the flag.
"It’s so important for young people to feel included and safe, and to know it’s okay to be who they are – within our schools and wherever they are in life."
The flag will also be hoisted at Moray Council’s HQ in Elgin to mark the celebration of Pride month.