Cambridge College Refuses to Fly LGBT Flag
Cambridge University’s Gonville and Caius College, more commonly referred to as Keys College, has decided not to fly the LGBTQ+ Flag during LGBTQ+ History Month.
Founded in 1348, Keys College decided that its own flag was more unifying and “would avoid having to fly a different standard for every good cause.”
Professor Pippa Rogerson, Master of the College told the Daily Mail:
“Gonville and Caius College remains firmly committed to making College a place where everyone feels welcome, and where everyone can thrive. ‘It is incumbent on us all to make changes to improve diversity and eradicate discrimination and we are working as a community at Caius to support and boost representation.”
In a statement to the same paper, the college said: ‘Gonville and Caius College is committed to improving diversity and eradicating discrimination.
“The College flag is a symbol which unites all in the Caius community.
“Choosing to fly only the College flag avoids concerns regarding political neutrality and the difficulty of choosing between the plurality of good causes for which a flag could be flown.”
Supporters of the LGBTQ+ movement registered their displeasure and disagreement.