To show the school’s support for #SchoolDiversityWeek we are having a non-uniform day on Rainbow Friday 25 June.
- Wear a colour – or several colours – of the Progress Flag to show your support for LGBT+ young people.
- We are asking for a £2 donation, to be collected in Houses, which will be donated to Kaleidoscope Trust.
The Progress Flag was created in 2018, designed to update the existing rainbow Pride flag. The design incorporates the colours of the trans flag (white, pink, light blue) and black and brown stripes to represent LGBT+ people of colour. Both groups face disproportionate levels of discrimination, face unique challenges and have histories that other members of the LGBT+ communities don’t.
The flag draws attention to these and encourages us to fight for the equal rights of everyone under the LGBT+ umbrella.
In 69 countries around the world, LGBT+ people are criminalised and persecuted because of who they are and who they love. In 34 of those countries, homophobic laws and attitudes imported and implemented during Great Britain’s colonial regime have yet to be repealed and ruled unconstitutional. This means the prejudices of the past have very real consequences in our present.
Established in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust is a UK-based charity focused on fighting for the human rights of LGBT+ people across the Commonwealth. We fund, fight for and empower those upholding the human rights of LGBT+ people by working with governments, change-makers and civil society organisations to effect meaningful and lasting change in the lives of LGBT+ people everywhere.