The University of Newcastle, Australia

Flying the flag with pride

Monday, 11 September 2017

Staff and students gathered outside The Great Hall on Monday 11 September to mark the beginning of Pride Week celebrations with a ceremonial raising of the Pride flag.

Pride flag

Pride Week is the annual celebration of pride, diversity and culture for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community at UON. This is the first time the Pride flag has been flown at the Callaghan Campus.

In an email to all staff, Professor Darrell Evans, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) said the flag flying was a significant milestone for UON.

"Flying the rainbow flag during Pride Week is a demonstration of UON’s commitment to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. This important gesture acknowledges the unique and valuable contributions that LGBTIQ staff and students provide to our community," he wrote.

The flag raising was officiated by UON Queer Collective. Find out what else is planned for Pride Week 2017...

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