Fire crews across Cumbria have been celebrating the LGBTQ+ community this week.

Friday was the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

To mark the occasion, fire stations throughout the country 'proudly' flew the rainbow flag to show their support and commitment to the community.

A spokesperson from the Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: "The day is a reminder that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender continues within society. 

"We join fellow fire and rescue authorities and thousands of people and organisations in the UK and worldwide to promote our ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the wider society, supporting this year’s theme ‘No one left behind: Equality, Freedom and Justice for all’."

IDAHOBIT as an initiative was created in 2004 to bring attention to violence and discrimination towards the LGBTQ+ community.