UNIVERSITY of Limerick has today hoisted an LGBTQ+ Pride Flag on the iconic UL flagpoles, the tallest flagpoles in the country at the entrance to the UL campus. The flag was specially commissioned to support the Limerick Pride festival running from Friday, July 5th – Sunday 14th, 2019, with the Limerick LGBTQ Parade taking place on Saturday, July 13th, 2019.
UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said: ‘I have always felt that a University should be the natural home of diversity. Not only should we accept diversity in all of its forms but we want to actively support and foster diversity among our community. I am very happy to have the Pride flag now flying on the tallest flagpoles in Ireland here at University of Limerick.’
UL student and ‘Out in UL’ President Orla McDermott welcomed the flying of the Pride Flag from the iconic UL flagpoles for the first time. “It is great to see our University celebrating the diversity of students and staff by proudly flying the rainbow flag during pride week in Limerick. This show of solidarity is particularly important on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that sparked the fight for equality. This shows that UL is continuing to work towards all students being able to proudly be who they truly are in our University.”