Mayo Clinic lighting buildings for Pride Month

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) ― Mayo Clinic buildings, including the Cancer Center building at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, will be lighted in rainbow hues Wednesday in recognition of Pride Month.

Mayo Clinic will light Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, the sign to the main entrance at Mayo Clinic in Florida, the Plummer Building in Rochester, and health system locations in Albert Lea, Austin, Faribault and Owatonna.

Pride Month and the LGBTQIA+ human rights movement came to be in the aftermath of the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. The riots were a series of violent confrontations that began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, between police and gay rights activists outside the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village section of New York City.

Mayo Clinic says they light their facilities to raise awareness about medical conditions and issues, observe periods of public mourning, and in recognition of certain holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day.

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