City Pride Flag Flies High
June saw the celebration of Pride Month, a tribute to those who were involved in the Stonewall Riots as well as celebrating the achievements of the LGBT+ community while reflecting on the journey still to go.
On Wednesday 16 June, we raised the Quasar ‘Progress Flag’ in honour of the LGBT+ community. This version, designed in 2018 by Graphic designer Daniel Quasar, has added a five-coloured chevron to the original Rainbow Flag design by Gilbert Baker in 1978 to place a greater emphasis on “inclusion and progression”. The new flag includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalised LGBT communities of colour, along with the colours pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag, these new additions join the six distinct colours, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
The LGBT+ society, along with members of staff and other pupils took to our balcony to watch the flag being raised and celebrated with our now infamous rainbow cake.
We raised the Quasar ‘Progress Flag’ in honour of the LGBT+ community.