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Pride flag flies above state Capitol for first time
2019-06-28

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In honor of Pride Month, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is flying a rainbow LGBTQ flag above the Illinois State Capitol—and it is the first time the banner has flown there in state history, CBS Chicago reported.

The rainbow flag was raised after Pritzker's office reached out to the Phoenix Center, an LGBTQ community center in Springfield, about obtaining a pride flag for the building.

Springfield's annual PrideFest was held in May. Chicago's Pride Parade will take place Sunday, June 30, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot as the grand marshal.

The full CBS article is at chicago.cbslocal.com .


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