Where’s The Straight Flag? Controversy Over Yarra City Council’s Inclusive Flag Policy

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12/05/2023

Out gay President of a citizen’s group and former Angry Victorians Party candidate has asked what about “straight pride flag” after Melbourne’s Yarra Council announced its plans to fly around 20 flags through the year, including LGBTQI flags. Yarra Council, which has a diverse group of councillors that includes out LGBTQI councillors, recently updated its flag policy. Melbourne’s gaybourhood Smith Street is within Yarra City Council limits. The council said the new policy demonstrated its “commitment to diversity and inclusivity.”

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