Griffith University has demonstrated its commitment to LGBTIQ+ inclusion by creating a colourful “Progress Pride Flag” crossing at Nathan campus.
The eye-catching artwork was installed at the Arrivals Plaza as part of Pride Month and features a QR code that links to more information about Griffith’s LGBTIQ+ community.
Originally designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker, the iconic rainbow flag has long been a symbol of the gay rights movement and a potent reminder of the ongoing fight for LGBTIQ+ equality and freedom around the world.
The Progress Pride Flag was created in 2018 by designer Daniel Quasar, who added a five-colored chevron to represent marginalised LGBTIQ+ people of colour and the transgender community.
Griffith Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans says the new Progress Pride Crossing was an important symbol of the University’s commitment to equality and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) students, staff and other stakeholders.
“We are committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment on campus,” Professor Evans stated.
*(published with consent from Griffith Uni Louise Crossen)