The rainbow flag will be raised at Eindhoven City Hall today, to celebrate Coming-Out Day, a day on which the issue of the acceptance of gay men and women, and transsexuals is central.
Eindhoven raises rainbow flag
Alderman Van Kaathoven raised the flag together with Green Party (GroenLinks) councillor Tom van den Nieuwenhuijzen, who was elected Mr Gay of the Netherlands last month.
Later, there will be a lunch with Helmond Council and organisations representing the interests of gays and lesbians.
There was a hassle surrounding the raising of the rainbow flag in Geldrop-Mierlo. The GroenLinks party’s request was refused by the Executive Council. The new mayor, Berry Link, a member of the Christian Democrats Party, does not want to contribute in any way to Coming-Out Day. The flag will now be raised, not at the town hall, but at Strabrecht College.
Translation: Lizzie Kean (LinkedIn)