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University of London flies rainbow flag for Digital Pride week

University of London flies rainbow flag for Digital Pride week

Rainbow flag flies on Senate House, London

The University of London is flying the rainbow flag for Digital Pride this week.

Celebrating equality and diversity across the globe, Digital Pride is the first of its kind. Celebrating throughout the week, it will culminate on 30 April. In Heaven, London, a day of partying, debates and entertainment will be streamed live online for every person who wished they could attend Pride.

Taking part in the celebration, a rainbow flag is now flying on top of Senate House, in the heart of Bloomsbury, London.

  This is the second time the rainbow flag has ever flown on the top of the historic building.

Last year, the University of London flew the rainbow flag from its rooftop mast to show support for International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). The rainbow flag was especially made for the day.

Usually, the University of London flag is displayed seven days a week, 365 days a year, except for at half-mast on the death of a Vice-Chancellor or sometimes on high days and holidays. A union flag is flown for special occasions like for the Queen’s birthday on 21 April.

A University of London spokesperson said: ‘The promotion of equality and diversity is in keeping with the University of London’s founding principle which is manifested in the University of London Statutes: “The University shall not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, religion, social background or political belief.”’