By Gordon Lambie
A crowd of more than forty students, staff members and other members of the Bishop’s University community were on hand Monday afternoon for a small ceremony to inaugurate a new rainbow crosswalk on campus.
“The rainbow crosswalk is a symbol reminding the community that hate is not tolerated here,” said Gillian MacLean, co-lead of the Bishop’s University Pride Alliance (BUPA), explaining that the symbolic gesture is a part of a larger global movement in support of sexual and gender diversity. “It is a reminder that the fight for LGBTQ rights doesn’t end when pride month does.”
According to MacLean, the idea was first brought forward by one of the past leaders of BUPA but brought back into focus this year by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).
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