Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Police Fly Rainbow Flag In England
Four police forces in England flew the rainbow flag this week to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
In Merseyside, all 41 stations showed their support for the anniversary of the World Health Organisation removing homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.
Merseyside chief constable Bernard Hogan-Howe helped raise one above his force's Liverpool headquarters, which was lit up with rainbow-coloured lights.
Greater Manchester Police flew the flag from the force's headquarters, along with Cheshire Constabulary and Essex, where it was raised at the force's training college in Chelmsford.