Group fly the flag for gay rights

Mayor Cllr. Kim Forward with Barbara Martin, Dave Burke and Abigail Luthman
Mayor Cllr. Kim Forward with Barbara Martin, Dave Burke and Abigail Luthman

DOZENS of people attended the launch of a history project charting the lives of gay, bisexual and transgenered folk in the town.

Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance launched their ‘Out of the Closet’ event at Stade Hall in Hastings recently.

The major theme of the day was the importance of remembering and recording the histories of LGB&T people.

The rainbow flag was also flown over the Town Hall.

Real life stories were shared among the audience and there was also workshops on sharing memories and oral history, exhibitions and film screenings.

Dave Burke, acting chair of HRRA said: “This event showed how far we have come.”