The Progress Pride Flag will fly over Los Angeles County offices during June’s Pride Month under a motion unanimously approved Tuesday, March 7, by the Board of Supervisors.
The motion by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Lindsey Horvath directed the county’s Internal Services Department to raise “the Progress Pride Flag at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration and Los Angeles County facilities where the American and California flags are displayed during the month of June, while we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month this year and every year moving forward.”
“We are seeing anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-trans bills being passed at an alarming rate across the country,” Hahn said in a statement after the vote. “Here in Los Angeles County we’re making our position clear: in the largest county in the nation, LGBTQ+ residents have the unwavering support of their government.”
The flag of Gay Pride first flew 45 years ago on Freedom Day in San Francisco. It was created by Gilbert Baker with the input of gay activist and Supervisor Harvey Milk. With its eight brilliantly colored stripes — representing sex, life, healing, sunlight, nature, magic and art, serenity and spirit — the banner flaunted the values and dignity of the gay community. And in its varied versions, it has done so ever since.
Recently, according to Hahn and Horvath’s motion, artist Daniel Quasar created the Progress Pride Flag as a reimagination of the original 1970s symbol. It includes black and brown stripes representing marginalized and diverse communities of color, community members lost to HIV/AIDS as well as those living with that disease. The new colors’ chevron shapes evoke “a need for forward movement,” according to the motion.
“Flying the Progress Pride Flag at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration will show LA County’s support for LGBTQ+ communities. In addition to the several ways our communities celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month,” according to the motion.
14 comments for "LA County Supervisors order Progress Pride Flag to fly at county buildings"
TIMOTHY J KACER says
Buy the way. Tim Scott, go sit down down, as California and the AV is a Catholic state and county. You have spread your liberal diobolical ideologies long enough and its time for you to be shut down and silenced, as you have abused your God given talent for conversation, and have been deemed unworthy of any truth. Good night, and God bless you and yours.
TIMOTHY J KACER says
By the way….40 days to life is in mid swing. You all should join us in protecting babies from being murdered in their mothers womb. I invite you all to protest Plannned Parenthood this and next month. We will be there, hope to see you all there, as I know you all care about the life of a child. God Bless
TIMOTHY J KACER says
Excellent, I will fly the American flag a month before I normally do. The least we can do is spit on the flag pole of a flag that dose not represent our nation, as it does not, as this is a Christian nation, anything to the contary is not withstanding, and should be rightously rebuked. Naturally of couse.
Juan S says
I’m looking forward to LGBT+ people openly working within the LA County Fire Department.
WHEN SOMEONE DRAGS DOWN OUR BELOVED STAR SPANGLED BANNER…
SPITS ON IT AND LIGHTS IT ON FIRE THAT’S THEIR RIGHT..?
BUT WHEN SOMEONE DRAGS DOWN THEIR CRAP RAINBOW FLAG AND DESTROYS IT..?
THEY GO TO PRISON FOR A HATE CRIME..?
Tim Scott says
LOL…I see better than you Ace. As usual, you are ignoring relevant facts.
If I want to make a political statement by burning a flag, any flag, yes I have the right to do so. I buy a flag, I burn it in a way that doesn’t violate any rules governing uncontrolled burns the fire department may impose, I am absolutely fine.
You go on someone else’s property, steal their flag, burn it in their yard, and leave the fire unattended…just because your overflowing hate sack drives you to not care if something terrible happens in your wake since you consider them sub human compared to yourself…then yeah, that’s a hate crime.
Rayne Bow says
Remember when Ron Smith and the Lancaster city council went nuts over the rainbow flags at the AV Fair? They had nothing to do with LGBTQ+ but Ronnie and the boys didn’t like it.
Incredibly happy to see the county embracing its LGBT+ residents and standing in solidarity with those out of state, even with such a simple act as flying flags.
So many of our trans siblings are under literal and physical attack *especially* as of late due to moral panic. If any other readers find this comment, please call out your family and peers for their behavior and thinking when they treat us like inhuman mistakes. They won’t listen to us, even as our bodies stack, but they’ll listen to you.
To anyone who would decry either LA County’s motion or LGBT+ people in general, please cope.
REMEMBER WHEN GAY MARRIAGE WAS WHAT THE HOMOSEXUALS WANTED SO BADLY..?
SO THEY GOT IT…
NOW ITS TRANS EVERYTHING…
RECRUITING THE KIDS…
MEN DRESSED UP AS WOMEN IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE NEW NORMAL…
THESE PEOPLE WILL NOT BE CONTENT UNTIL EVERYONE FORMS A LONG CONGA LINE OF EVERY SORT OF SEX…
YOU WILL JOIN THEM OR ELSE…
I AM OPTING OUT…
AND I AM SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT THEIR CRAP ALL THE TIME…
CONSTANTLY BEING IN OUR FACES…
Don't Agree says
There’s a reason 700,000 people are leaving CA and this is another one. These government buildings are only suppose to fly government flags and a rainbow flag is not a government flag!
Tim Scott says
LOL…if anyone wants to leave California over their “pride flag outrage” they are someone that we can easily do without.
The day has come, show up and solute that flag of yours,
Given no other options, I’d rather salute a rainbow than a swastika, BeeEss, but you do you.
THIS JUST IN –
SUPERVISOR BARGER ANNOUNCES THAT FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH –
ALL OF HER MALE STAFF WILL BE WEARING COLORFUL RAINBOW COLORED SCARVES…
AND SOME BRIGHTLY COLORED LIP GLOSS –
ALL TO HELP SHOW HER VOTERS HOW MUCH SHE AND HER STAFF ARE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE LGBLT COMMUNITY –