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Transgender Pride Flag flying at UCC in first for Irish universities

Dr Fiachra Ó Suilleabháin, raising the new flag

UNIVERSITY College Cork has become the first university in Ireland to fly the Transgender Pride Flag.

UCC said it marked its commitment to trans and non-binary staff and students.

The institution, which is finalising a gender identity and expression policy, said the flag was one of the highlights of its Equality Week, which runs until Friday.

"'Flying the Transgender Pride Flag indicates UCC's growing appreciation and understanding of trans and gender non-binary issues in Ireland and internationally," said Dr Karl Kitching, director of equality, diversity and inclusion.

"UCC is currently in the process of finalising its gender identity and expression policy, which seeks to support trans and non-binary staff and students in a variety of ways."

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