In a landmark event for inclusivity, Carlow Town Hall in Ireland celebrated Transgender Day of Remembrance by raising the trans flag, symbolising support and recognition for the transgender community.
This act, spearheaded by Councillor Adrienne Wallace, marks a significant step towards fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment for transgender individuals in Carlow.
— Gay Community News (@GCNmag) November 20, 2023
On Transgender Day of Remembrance, Carlow Town Hall in Ireland made history by flying the trans flag, a significant symbol of support and recognition for the transgender community.
The event, celebrated on November 20, marks an important milestone in Carlow, symbolising inclusion and support for transgender individuals in the local community.
As GCN note, the decision to fly the trans flag comes at a critical time, “given the disturbing increase in transphobic violence this year and the trans healthcare crisis in Ireland”.
Anti-trans activists are currently arriving at @woodforddolmen hotel #Carlow for their little hate fest. Now would be a good time to ring 0599142002 & offer the staff your solidarity for being forced to deal with these hateful people! BE NICE TO THE STAFF. IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT! https://t.co/YH3Lr3sX2V
— 🏳️🌈 Izzy Kamikaze 🏳️⚧️🦕🦖 (@IzzyKamikaze) November 17, 2023
This gesture of solidarity is not Carlow’s first effort to support the LGBTQ+ community. In June 2019, Carlow hosted its first Pride event, and local homes and businesses have shown their support by displaying Pride flags.
However, this year marks the first occasion the trans flag has been hoisted at the town hall.
This significant step follows a series of supportive actions in Carlow, including the replacement of a Pride flag that was removed and burned outside a cafe in 2021 and the installation of a permanent pedestrian rainbow crosswalk in the city centre in July 2022.