Rainbow Pride flag to fly over Wisconsin Capitol for June Pride Month
MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — The Rainbow Pride flag will fly over the State Capitol during June in recognition of Pride Month, with the initial raising taking place at 1 p.m. Friday.
In the second year of the observance, the flag will fly over the capitol building’s East wing until sunset on Tuesday, June 30.
“Wisconsin is a proud state that recognizes that diversity makes our communities and our state stronger,” Gov. Tony Evers said in announcing the observance today.
“I am proud to once again celebrate the diversity and resiliency of the LGBTQ community this Pride Month and to share this symbol of our commitment to continue to do the work needed to create a more equitable, just and inclusive state for all,” said Evers, whose Executive Order 78 proclaimed the flag-flying.
Last year, the display drew backlash from conservative Republican lawmakers who said it was divisive, while Democrats hailed it as a sign of inclusivity.
As was the case last year, the Rainbow Pride flag will not disrupt other flags that regularly fly over the State Capitol.
The U.S. flag and state flag will continue flying on the East wing flagpole above the Rainbow flag. The POW-MIA flag will continue flying on the North wing flagpole as it does every day.
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