Posted: Wednesday 30th August 2017
The council is proud to be supporting this year's Hertfordshire Pride event, which takes place on Saturday 2 September at Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead.
The event is a celebration of the LGBT community in Hertfordshire and has something for all the family, with a fun fair, entertainment and shopping, as well as food and drink.
The council will be represented on the day by colleagues from Herts Fire and Rescue, Herts for Learning, the Registrars and Citizenship service, Fostering and Adoption and YC Hertfordshire. These services will be promoting the valuable work HCC does in supporting members of the LGBT community, their family and friends.
Herts Health Improvement Service will also be on hand to provide health MOT's and advice and support on how to stop smoking alongside Sexual Health Hertfordshire who offer free confidential STI testing and advice on contraception.
Jim McManus, Director of Public Health, had this to say on our support for the event this year:
"I'm delighted we're supporting Pride in Herts again. Pride as an event is important in and of itself simply because an essential building block for everyone's health is feeling able to celebrate being happy and confident in who we are as people.
"But it does much more. LGBT communities face different health experiences from the rest of our population, so Pride is a great opportunity for that tailored advice and help to be easily accessible. I wish everyone a happy Pride."
Tickets are still available for what should be a fun, family day out supporting Herts Pride.
The HCC LGBT staff network is available with information and support for any HCC employee who are lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, or any other queer identity.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org