City of Wolverhampton Council wants to hear from you on plans to make Wolverhampton a Rainbow City that is safe and welcoming for everyone, no matter who you are.
Wolverhampton aims to be a fair, equal, diverse and inclusive city - everyone should feel safe and free to be themselves. However, feedback collected from our internal Rainbow Staff Equality Forum and from residents during the 2019's LGBT Health Conference shows that this is not the case. Recent estimates suggest that our LGBT+ community is growing (with 2.8% of the population identifying as LGBT+) yet there is currently no dedicated offer for this community in Wolverhampton.
As the city moves towards recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, we have a unique opportunity to improve our offer. The city's Relighting Our City strategy, which sets out our recovery priorities, includes a fundamental principle that Wolverhampton should be fair and inclusive for all. Our proposal for the Rainbow City aims to redesign our recreational and support services for the LGBT+ community, while broadening the day and night life opportunities for everyone in the city.
Our ambition is simple – we want to be a Rainbow City where people can truly be themselves. Whoever you are; you are welcome within the City of Wolverhampton and we want to ensure that this can become a reality.
This is where we need your help.
We want your views to shape what the Rainbow City would look and feel like, what it needs to become to mean something to you and what it can do to help you and the wider community.
Please go to www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/rainbowcity for more information and to have your say on what the Rainbow City means to you and how it can help the community.
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