Pride flags are flown outside Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s capitol office (Capital-Star photo).
To mark Pride Month, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is displaying flags that represent the LGBTQ community from the balcony outside his Capitol office.
“Fetterman ordered the flags and light display to join the LGBTQIA+ community in the monthlong celebration,” a statement from his office reads. “The Lieutenant Governor and his family plan to attend numerous Pride events throughout the summer.”
Here’s some background on the flags, from Fetterman’s office:
The Philadelphia People of Color Inclusive Flag originated in the city and adds the colors brown and black to the rainbow flag to represent gay Philadelphians of color who had faced discrimination. The Transgender Flag, designed by transgender woman Monica Helms in 1999, symbolizes a spectrum of identities. The pattern is designed so the flag looks correct regardless of how it’s flown, symbolizing the desire of people to find correctness in their own lives.
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