College Holds Vigil After Finding Remains of Burned LGBT Pride Flag
“It is especially disturbing, because students love that flag, and several students came to El Patio specifically to take their photo with the flag”
Here’s the obvious question. Would these students act the same way if an American flag was found burned?
The College Fix reports:
Cabrillo College holds vigil after burnt remains of LGBTQ pride flag found
The burnt remains of a LGBTQ pride flag was found last Saturday by (an allegedly gay) student worker at California’s Cabrillo College, leading to a 50-person-strong vigil.
The alleged hate crime is the second in as many months at the Aptos, California campus; last month, racist and antisemtitic graffiti was discovered on a campus bathroom wall. Cabrillo officials won’t reveal exactly what the graffiti said, however.
Cabrillo President Matt Wetstein said the incident is “deeply upsetting” and his administration “take[s] this matter very seriously,” Good Times reports.
“It is especially disturbing, because students love that flag, and several students came to El Patio specifically to take their photo with the flag,” Wetstein said.
KSBW reports about 50 people showed up Monday for a (new) flag raising ceremony: a pride flag accompanying the traditional Stars and Stripes. The pride flag will remain hoisted for one month. In attendance was California’s first “openly” transgender office holder, Cabrillo Trustee Adam Spickler.
“It definitely felt like a gut punch and the immediacy that it was students…It was LGBTQ students who came to campus and found the flag burned,” Spickler said.
Spickler added Cabrillo will “increase events and opportunities to share positive representations of LGBTQ people” and “work to celebrate inclusion in classrooms and on the campus,” Lookout Santa Cruz reports.
Over the weekend someone burned the Pride flag at @CabrilloCollege in a hate-motivated act of vandalism. @LGBTQPresidents stands in solidarity with our community as it raises a new, larger flag this morning!
— LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education (@LGBTQPresidents) March 7, 2022
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Just remind these students that “burning flags” is a “free speech right” according to the tenets of their own activism. Goose, meet gander.
Children: grow UP! Please!
Burning the rainbow flag: Quelle horreur!
Burning the Stars and Stripes: Shut up you “homophobe” – dissent is “patriotic.”
They find out it’s a false flag in 3…2…
Agreed. Just burning a flag in private proves nothing. If it “happened” to be found by this student, he/she/it probably did it.
Another fake “hate crime” anyone??
Great scam. Buy a flag for $20. Burn it. Cry crocodile tears and demand the college give your organization $5,000 to deal with your pain.