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Rainbow Flag?

Rainbow Flag?
Wait, that’s not the Glasgow University flag. What’s a Rainbow flag doing on the flagpole at the North Front of the University? I wonder if the Glasgow University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students’ Association (GULGBT) had anything to do with this? Any idea who’s responsible?

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6 responses

  1. You could try contacting the Bedellus and asking him as he is in charge of which flags are flown and when. Contact details are on the web Staff Directory http://www.gla.ac.uk/stafflist/?action=list&id=X19

    February 22, 2010 at 11:05 am

  2. Adds a nice splash of colour anyway!

    February 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm

  3. Raj

    I’ve seen the rainbow flag flying on that flagpole regularly over the past few years but I don’t know when it goes up and for what specific purpose.

    February 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm

  4. Glasgow

    The Secretary of Court is the person who gives permission what flags the University fly’s from its 2 flagpoles and on what day (as per Scottish executive rules and regulations). The Ceremonial janitor who is located at the Gilbert Scott building is the person that deals with the Universities main flagpole located at the South fron of the University overlooking Kelvingrove park. From this flagpole the University fly’s its own flag during ceremonial occasions and the Union flag during Royal birthdays and visits to the city. The L.G.B.T have flown the rainbow flag from the North East flagpole for a number of years now, with permission having been granted from the Court office.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    • ..and all I have to add to this is a big thank you for that wealth of information. Still think the University should fly its own flag more often on the southern flagpole. Adds a nice touch to the Southern Front of the University’s Main Building. And the LGBT flag is also a nice touch.

      March 25, 2010 at 5:45 am

  5. KS

    I think it’s hightly offensive to fly the LGBT flag in such a prominent location. Why can’t they just fly the British flag or the Gadsden flag from the main pole?

    February 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm

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