This is Anti-Homophobia week.
The Rainbow Project, Cara Friend and Lesbian Advocacy Service Initiative, in partnership with The Equality Commission NI, have developed a travelling billboard which will be making its way across Northern Ireland to raise awareness of the prejudice non-straight people still face in this region.
Things have changed greatly over the past 15 years. The introduction of key legislation to protect people who are lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) within their jobs, homes and in accessing goods, facilities and services is welcome.
The recognition given to same sex relationships through Civil Partnerships has also played a part in ensuring the rights of LGB people and has removed another barrier to equality.