The Macedon Ranges community is invited to view the rainbow flag being raised outside the Kyneton council offices on Friday.

As part of International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), representatives from Cobaw Community Health and councillors will come together for the event.

Flags will be raised in three locations across the shire including Kyneton and Gisborne council offices and the Woodend Clock Tower Memorial following an engagement with the RSL.

The Woodend IDAHOBIT Day was initiated to bring attention the violence and discrimination experienced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community.

It hopes to encourage all members of society to challenge homophobia and champion the rights of LGBTI communities.

May 17 also commemorates the World Health Organisation’s decision in 1990 to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder.

Councillors will join the representatives from Cobaw Community Health and council’s youth team at 1pm outside Kyneton Town Hall.

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