An LGBTQ Pride Flag Is Flying Over The State Capital In Sacramento For The First Time Ever

By Malia Wooten

This one’s for the [history] books!

June 17, 2019 will forever be recognized as the day the LGTBQ flag first flew over the State Capital building in Sacramento. The banner was raised on Monday and will remain up alongside the California state and U.S. flags and will soar through the sky through July 1!

Governor Gavin Newsom requested that the flag be hoisted on the State Capitol’s main flag pole for Pride Month, seeing as though it has only ever been hung over the building’s balconies in the past. This particular moment in history counts as great strides for the LGBTQ community since the dome being lit in rainbow colors back in June of 2015 when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S.

“In California, we celebrate and support our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community’s right to live out loud – during Pride month and every month,” Newsom said in a statement.

Sacramento isn’t the only city in the state to show groundbreaking support and acknowledgment of LGTBQ people – the Orange County fairgrounds also raised a rainbow colored flag for the first time in its history earlier this month. The pride flag was stolen only three days after, but has since been replaced and is intended to stay up for the rest of the year.

Happy Pride, folks!

Also published on Medium.

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