Sussex House takes down Pride flag, on the day of Sussex Pride
Today is the first ever Sussex Pride
Today marks the first ever Sussex Pride, a day filled with events such as a Sussex Pride Parade and party at East Slope bar. Outrage has been sparked amongst some, however, as Sussex House takes down their Pride flag halfway through Sussex Pride.
One Facebook user said that this action "Certainly makes me question whether the Uni actually care about the LGBTQ+ community", with another asking how they can contact the university to "express their anger".
We have been informed by the University that the reason for the removal of the flag is an "unfortunate miscommunication". The flag was to be "put up for the entirety of LGBTQ+ month, and taken down at the end of the month." This meant that those in charge of removing the flag took it down because today is the last day of the month, without thinking of there being any connotations regarding Sussex Pride. The removal of the flag was "not intended to offend anyone, just an unfortunate miscommunication".
We have been assured that "members of staff are passionate and supportive of Sussex Pride" and that "talks are happening right now to have the flag put back up."
Update: the flag is back up.