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Tower to shine the rainbow to mark event

Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower

Blackpool is celebrating LGBT History Month this February by lighting up its most famous landmark.

The illuminated heart on The Blackpool Tower will shine in rainbow colours throughout month to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month.

There will also be a series of events throughout the town designed to promote LGBT issues.

Coun John Jones, who is responsible for diversity and equality at Blackpool Council, said: “I’m proud that Blackpool is a welcoming and tolerant town for all.

“For many years now this council has supported LGBT History Month and worked to create a society whereby people are not typecast by their sexuality.

“I’m delighted that, yet again, we have secured a national landmark to broadcast this important message and am sure that this will give extra recognition to such an important issue.”

As well as lighting up the Tower, there will also be a series of events to mark the month which are being run by Blackpool Council and Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde LGBT Forum and a rainbow flag will fly at the Town Hall throughout February.

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