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A first for UCC and Ireland

Wednesday, 7th March, 2018 4:11pm

UCC has become the first university in Ireland to fly the Transgender Pride Flag.
The flag, which is being flown on UCC’s iconic quad, signifies, the university says, its growing appreciation and understanding of trans and gender non-binary issues in Ireland and internationally.

UCC is currently in the process of finalising its Gender Identity and Expression Policy, which seeks to support trans and non-binary staff and students.

The flying of the flag is one of the highlights of UCC’s Equality Week, which takes place from until Friday.

Dr Karl Kitching, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at UCC, said: “Flying the Transgender Pride Flag indicates UCC’s growing appreciation and understanding of trans and gender non-binary issues in Ireland and internationally.

“UCC is currently in the process of finalising its Gender Identity and Expression Policy, which seeks to support trans and non-binary staff and students in a variety of ways,” he concluded.

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