Deputy Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre raised the rainbow flag today (Wednesday 1 February) in St Peter’s Square to mark the start of LGBT History Month.

The rainbow flag will fly throughout February to mark LGBT History Month which promotes equality and diversity for all across the city and beyond.

After an introduction from the Deputy Mayor of Wolverhampton Council, Councillor Dr Mike Hardacre, the rainbow flag was raised in honour of LGBT History Month and followed by speeches from Bethany Coey-Archer from the City of Wolverhampton Council, Adam Vasco from the University of Wolverhampton and Shaun Aldis from Wolverhampton Homes.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Hardacre said: “I am proud to raise the rainbow flag in honour of LGBT History Month; seeing people coming together and celebrating inclusion and diversity across the board while promoting understanding and awareness; learning from the past to inform a rainbow future.

“I was delighted to see a mixture of staff, partners, residents and Councillors attend the flag raising ceremony which demonstrates how proud we are to be a city that embraces equality.”

Find out more about this year’s campaign by visiting LGBT+ History Month.

If you have any questions about LGBT History Month or about the Rainbow Staff Equality Forum, please contact the EDI Team by emailing