As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, we at SUSU would like to celebrate and help educate both members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies by learning the meanings and history behind the different Pride flags.
The Gilbert Baker Pride Flag
This was the flag that started it all! Created in 1977 by Gilbert Baker, Baker and Harvey Milk were tasked to create a flag for the queer community, which led to the creation of a rainbow flag with eight different colours. Inspired by the classic song “Over the Rainbow” from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, each … Read the rest
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10th October is World Mental Health Day, an annual day recognised by The World Health Organisation to provide an opportunity for those working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done. This year’s theme, chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.
As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. We would like to take this World Mental Health Day to talk about the work being done and the work left to do.… Read the rest
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