SPOKANE, Wash. – If you pass Spokane’s city hall these next few weeks, you will see a different flag hoisted above the building.
For the first time in Spokane’s history, a pride flag is flying on government property. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community has been celebrating citywide for 20 years, but this is the first time a pride symbol has ever been staked onto government property.
More than 100 people showed up to watch the flag fly, including city official Mayor David Condon as well as all city council members. Event organizers said they view this day as a turning point for equality here in the Inland Northwest.
Ashley Torres is part of the Human Rights Campaign and said it was important “that our local government show support for our marginalized groups and our minorities.”
City council met Monday night and are expected to proclaim June as LGBT month here in Spokane.