St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman raised the rainbow flag over City Hall on Thursday morning for this weekend's Pride Festival.
"Every year I look forward to Pride Month in the City of St. Petersburg," said Mayor Kriseman. "Raising this flag is a reminder that we are an inclusive city where all are welcome to live, work and play. I hope everyone will join me at the flag raising and at Pride events this weekend."
The Mayor was joined by St. Pete Pride Executive Director Luke Blankenship. Cole Foust, the LGBTQ+ Youth and Transgender Program Coordinator at Metro Wellness and Community Centers was also in attendance. Watch the ceremony below:
Today's 10am rainbow flag raising is rain or shine. We'll do a little something inside City Hall if need be. We have some special guests and I have a few things to say about the recent events on our southern border and how it relates to #Pride .
— Rick Kriseman (@Kriseman) June 21, 2018