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College Unveils Rainbow Logo to Raise LGBT Month Awareness

Newham College Rainbow Logo

Continuing its commitment to equality and diversity, Newham College has designed a rainbow-coloured version of its logo to raise awareness of LGBT History Month. College Principal, Di Gowland unvelied the new logo at the College’s East Ham Campus yesterday with Newham Councillors, Steve Brayshaw and Rachel Tripp.

The College has also produced rainbow wrist bands to encourage support, pride and acceptance in the community.

Staff and students will be celebrating LGBT Month throughout February with a variety of events, including a Fine Dining Evening with a guest performance by London artist and LGBT activist, July Jones.

Principal, Di Gowland said:
“Diversity has always been at the heart of the College and we are very proud to have been recently listed in Stonewall’s top 100 UK LGBT-friendly employers in 2017.”

Designed in 1976 by artist and gay activist, Gilbert Baker, the rainbow flag symbolises lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride and LGBT social movements – the colours reflect the diversity of the LGBT community.

LGBT History Month aims to promote equality and diversity by increasing visibility of LGBT people, their history, their lives and their experiences of educational and other institutions, and the wider community. This year’s theme of Citizenship, PSHE & Law explores LGBT history and changes to laws in the UK.

See updates on LGBT History Month on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtags #LGBTHM17 and  #NewhamLGBT.

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