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PA Lt. Gov. flies Pride, Trans flags at State Capitol

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On June 10, PA Lt. Gov. John Fetterman posted the following message on Facebook: 

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman

June 10 at 8:41 AM · 

This morning I was honored to order the display of Pride Flags to be flown from the Capitol for the first time.

The Philadelphia Pride Flag and the Transgender Flag will be displayed all month long from the balcony outside of my office.

We celebrate Pride to represent, to celebrate, and to remember. I'm honored to make this gesture as an ally to people who've been marginalized for too long.

(Editor’s note - The Pride Flag on display is the flag’s Philadelphia version, known as Philadelphia’s More Colors More Pride flag. It displays a brown and black stripe to acknowledge the role people of color have played in the fight for civil rights.)

Local leaders responded to Fetterman's Pride season gesture by telling The Central Voice:

Joanne M. Carroll, Executive Director, Trans Advocacy Pennsylvania:“Lt. Governor Fetterman is sticking a thumb in the eye of the Orange Antichrist #45 who ordered all entities in the federal government that they were prohibited from displaying any Pride flag. Not only is the LGBT flag on display from the Lt. Governor’s balcony but the trans flag is there too. Thanks for telling the "bigot in chief" -  Pennsylvania says ‘bite me’!” 

Harry Young, Executive Director, Keystone Business Alliance: “We are excited to see both the Philly pride flag and the trans flag displayed so prominently at our state Capitol. It’s great to see our state government celebrating pride and visibly recognizing the contributions of our diverse LGBTQ+ communities that call the Commonwealth home.

Todd C. Snovel, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, Office of Governor Tom Wolf: “The Commission applauds the Lieutenant Governor’s office for proudly displaying Philadelphia’s More Colors More Pride flag as well as the Transgender Pride flag for the month of June. This continues to demonstrate the commitment of the Wolf administration to celebrate Pride Month, to remember the rich histories of LGBTQ communities in the Commonwealth, and to continue to call on legislators to pass comprehensive non-discrimination here in Pennsylvania.