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U. of Hawaii Abandons “Gay” Rainbow

The University of Hawaii shed its 77-year-old rainbow logo because of the rainbow’s association with the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) community. School officials claim that the decision was not an anti-GLBT statement, and argued that the rainbow symbol brought a “stigma” against the school. Representatives from a local GLBT Community Center criticized the logo change, noting that it sends a negative message to University of Hawaii students, and especially to any GLBT football players.

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Nando Times - 28 July, 2000