• Petitioned Queen's University Belfast

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Queen's University Belfast

Fly the rainbow flag from the Lanyon building/within campus.

    1. Adam Walsh
    2. Petition by

      Adam Walsh

      Belfast, United Kingdom

The rainbow flag, traditionally representing the LGBT community, also represents diversity around the world. It is a worldwide symbol of unity, strength, tolerance and acceptance, an ethos which Queen's University strongly advocates. Flying it within the University's campus represents the diversity and vibrancy throughout the entire student and staff body at Queen's. We believe that this gesture compliments the University's recent video production on Diversity at Queen's.

We request that the Vice-Chancellor flies the rainbow flag in conjunction with Belfast Pride's gay pride march on the 4th August 2012.

The LGBT Society at Queen's University Students' Union held a stall in the union's foyer, asking the student and staff bodies (incl. the LGBT staff network) for their opinions and support on this issue, collecting 284 signatures in the process. These signatories shall be passed onto the Vice-Chancellor, Sir Peter Gregson, in due course but in the meantime, we need the continued support of everyone, inside and outside the LGBT community to impress upon him the importance of this gesture.
Below is a link to the University's Equality and Diversity policy, paying particular attention to the introduction and Policy Statement in sections one and two: http://bit.ly/KYO6fq

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    • Liverpool HopeLGBT LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      LGBTs need the support of their institutions and what a better way to publicly show it!

      In solidarity from Liverpool HopeLGBT

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    • Chris Geddis HOLYWOOD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Show solidarity and support for their students. Do the right thing.

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    • Timmy Elliott PORTADOWN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Student of Queens

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    • Colin Devine BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Diversity should be celebrated, not ignored or sidelined, and one day in 365 isn't exactly asking very much!

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    • mary mishler BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe in this symbol for Diversity and as a call for Equality.

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