Irish student wore a Pride flag to graduation to support LGBTQ rights
This student made a statement on her big day by taking to the stage with a Pride flag.
Ciara Cinnamond was celebrating her graduation from Queen’s University in Belfast when she decided to show her support for the LGBTQ community by adding the rainbow flag to her ensemble.
— Brendan Hughes (@brendanhughes64) July 2, 2017
The day of her graduation, a same-sex marriage rally was taking place in the city so Ciara wanted to make her views clear by bringing a Pride flag to the stage.
The graduate took to Twitter to share her reasons for her decision, saying:
“Nothing was stopping me from making a statement on the same day thousands marched for equal marriage.”
— Ciara L. Cinnamond (@ciara_cinnamond) July 2, 2017
Northern Ireland is now the only part of the UK that doesn’t allow same-sex marriage, a law that drew thousands to the streets of Belfast on Saturday.