The city of Tacoma kicked off Pride Fest with the raising of the Pride flag atop the Tacoma Dome on Tuesday morning.
This was the first time the flag has been raised over the Tacoma Dome.
“Symbols have always been profoundly important to our country and the Pride flag is the LGBTQA community’s symbol of inclusion and celebration,” said At-Large Council Member Ryan Mello. “In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, the City of Tacoma is proud to publicly demonstrate its unwavering support and deep respect for the LGBTQA community.”
Mello scaled the Tacoma Dome and raised the flag along with Puyallup Tribal Council Member Annette Bryan, Washington State Rep. Laurie Jinkins and Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards.
Tacoma Pride Fest is being celebrated through July 20.
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