Tuesday 21 June 2016
As part of Pride 2016, QMUL’s Diversity and Inclusion team raised the rainbow flag outside the Queens Building on Thursday 9 June 2016.
The campaign this year is #nofilter in recognition that many LGBT people feel the need to filter their behaviour, to self-censor or to hide who they are away from public view, rather than be their authentic self.
The rainbow flag is the world’s most internationally recognised symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride and LGBT social movements. It originated in North Carolina and was designed by the San Francisco-based artist Gilbert Baker in 1978 in response to a need for a community symbol. The colours reflect the diversity of the LGBT community and it is used as a symbol of inclusiveness and hope.
QMUL is committed to advancing equality to all its staff and students regardless of their sexual orientation and aims to promote an environment where all staff and students can be themselves. We are Stonewall Diversity Champions and we will be looking to re-establish our LGBT staff network QM Out.
To enquire about QM Out, contact: email@example.com
The raising of the Rainbow flag took on a new meaning last week as we show our support for those who lost their lives during the incident in Orlando. If you have been affected by the incident in Orlando and would like to talk about how you are feeling, counselling is available through the QMUL Advice and Counselling Service.