Today Magazine Summer 2021 | Page 12


Progressive Pride Flag Raised on Campus for the First Time
On April 12 , Gwynedd Mercy University raised the progressive pride flag to kick off LGBTQ + Awareness Week . This is the first time the progressive pride flag has been raised on GMercyU ’ s campus .
Pride Alliance Vice President Natasha Halovanic , showing solidarity with the LGBTQ + community on campus and beyond .
The Executive Board of the Pride Alliance welcomed attendees and shared what the flag-raising means to them . Then , Jeff Wallace from Campus Ministry prayed with the community before the countdown began . With many cheers and applause , the flag was raised and secured to the Bell Tower where it remained for the remainder of LGBTQ + Awareness Week .
The GMercyU community gathered to celebrate the raising of the Progressive Pride flag on campus for the first time .