Flag takes centre stage as Lister Hospital marks Pride Month
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Stevenage’s Lister Hospital raised a rainbow flag on the site yesterday, in a public show of solidarity with the LGBQT+ community during Pride Month.
Kevyn Hopkins, Bereavement Officer and member of the hospital’s LGBQT+ network, had the honour of raising the flag himself yesterday amid resounding claps and cheers from onlookers.
Kevyn said: “Being asked to raise the Pride flag was a real honour for me, and I know seeing it flying means a lot to many others at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
“It’s not just a matter of LGBT+ inclusivity, but equality for everyone.
“Pride is a symbol of unity and hope. These are fundamental principles that the NHS is also founded on – that no matter who you are or where you are from, you have the same rights of equality and fair treatment as anyone else.
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“It’s why I am proud to be a member of both the NHS and the LGBTQ+ community.”
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