Excitement is building for the first Worthing Pride this week after LGBT+ staff working at West Sussex County Council raised the rainbow flag at Centenary House this morning.
The colourful flag representing all members of the LGBT+ community will be flying from the flagpole each day this week ahead of the very first WorthingPride getting underway on Saturday on the Promenade from 1pm.
The event is supporting West Sussex Coastal Mind and All Sorts youth project.
Chairman of the county council, Lionel Barnard, said: “Supporting Worthing Pride is something that the County Council is pleased to do. As Chairman I supported Brighton Pride right from the start and look at the heights that has reached.
“We all wish Worthing Pride success in its venture and are pleased to say we are flying the flag at Centenary House in Worthing to mark the first of many years’ events.”
Members of the county council’s LGBT+ staff group and firefighters from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service will be taking part in the parade on Saturday.