Progress LGBTQ+ Pride Flags at NIU
From Nov. 16 to Nov. 30 Progress Pride flags are flying from the HSC as a symbol of our efforts to value and include LGBTQ+ members of the NIU community. These flags are a visual reminder of the continued work across the university to ensure the retention and persistence of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and engagement of alumni.
Individuals are encouraged to take pictures/selfies* with the flags using the hashtags: #NIULGBTQ and #NIURaisingPride
The Progress Pride flag was designed by graphic designer, Daniel Quasar in 2018, adding further transgender visibility to the 2017 Philadelphia Pride flag, which added a black and brown stripe to represent and uplift Queer People of Color. The white, pink, and blue stripes next to the black and brown stripes on the Progress Pride flag represent the transgender community. The rainbow stripes have been a long standing LGBTQ+ Pride Flag symbol since 1978.
To learn more about this events and NIU's LGBTQ+ inclusion efforts, visit NIU's Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website niu.edu/diversity, or the NIU GSRC webpage: niu.edu/gsrc
*Note all Protecting the Pack COVID-19 saftey measures apply in gathering/taking pictures with the flags, including masks and social distancing measures.
Monday, November 30
Holmes Student Center, Normal Road Flag Poles
600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115