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LGBTQ+ rainbow flag flying at half-mast

16 June 2016

UCL's LGBTQ+ rainbow flag has been flying at half-mast above the UCL portico as a gesture of condolence and solidarity with those affected by mass shooting in Pulse, the LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando.

Flag flying half-mast Credit: Slade

Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President & Provost, said: "We are deeply shocked by the massacre in Orlando. On behalf of UCL, I would like to extend our condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured.

"UCL is a truly global university, with staff and students from hundreds of countries across the world. Our thoughts are with all LGBTQ+ people who have endured violence and persecution.

"All of us, irrespective of our faith or sexuality, must re-double our efforts to promote understanding between communities and tolerance over hate."


UCL staff and students who would like to access support can get in touch with members of the LGBTQ+ Equality Advisory Group (LEAG) by emailing Out@UCL.ac.uk


UCL student Mariana Bisti's work will be re-installed on the flagpole on Thursday 16 June for the rest of the UCL Slade School MA/MFA/PhD Degree Show.