King's to raise Progress Pride flag
May 28, 2021
A message from Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal:
I am pleased to be writing to you today with the news that King’s University College will be raising the Progress Pride flag on June 1. This aligns with the start of Pride month in Canada. We will also fly this flag during local Pride events in July. While a flag is only a symbol, I feel this is an important step in King’s showing we are a place for everyone. This flag is a symbol of all that we do and aspire to do as an inclusive, caring and affirming community for LGBTQ2S+ students and employees as well as consistency with Catholic Teaching.
The raising of the Progress Pride flag comes after the hard work and consultation of so many across our campus and the King’s community including students, staff, faculty, future students, alumni, members of the King’s University College Students’ Council (KUCSC), College Council, and the Principal’s LGBTQ2S+ Advisory Committee. All involved wanted to ensure everyone’s voices could be heard regarding how King’s could be a more welcoming and caring place.
In lieu of an in-person event (to comply with local and provincial health protocols), we will be producing a celebratory video, to be released on Tuesday, June 1.
You will be receiving more information, including a link to the video, via email on Tuesday. For more information regarding the raising of the Progress Pride flag, please visit our website.
Raising the Progress Pride flag is an important step as we begin to work on an active listening campaign to ensure that we take care of each other.
Pictured from left to right: Kapil Lakhotia (Chair - King’s Board of Directors), Thomas Gray (LGBTQ2S+ Advisory Group Member), Holly Clarke (President - King's University College Students' Council), Dr. David Malloy (Principal - King’s University College).