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Philly City Hall will fly a transgender flag right next to U.S. flag

29 May
Philly City Hall will fly a transgender flag right next to U.S. flag

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The Philadelphia mayor’s office may be leading the way when it comes to cities making the transgender community feel included. Next week, Philadelphia’s city hall plans will raise the transgender flag right next to the U.S. flag, according to the city’s director of LGBT affairs.

“Far too often the ‘T’ is left behind or out of sight when we talk about LGBT issues, and it’s important to visibly make a commitment to the work that we know needs to be done,” Nellie Fitzpatrick told Philadelphia Gay News. “I can’t think of anything more visible than putting the trans flag right next to the American flag at City Hall.”

The transgender flag will be flown alongside the U.S. flag for two days beginning with a ceremony on June 4th that coincides with a transgender health conference being hosted in the city.

The trans flag was designed by trans Navy veteran Monica…

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