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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman raises rainbow flag over City Hall for this weekend's pride festival

Posted at 7:31 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 11:53:19-04

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."

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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: