FRESNO, Calif. — A ceremony to raise the Pride Flag at Fresno City Hall was held Friday morning in downtown Fresno.
The City of Fresno recognizes the month of June as "LGBTQ+ Pride Month," with the official proclamation happening at 10:00 a.m. Friday.
Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer originally said last Thursday the Pride Flag should not be flown at City Hall, and instead designated Eaton Plaza as a place where all groups could practice their freedoms of speech by raising flags there.
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He then issued a statement last Friday, saying after talking with hundreds of Fresno residents, he would allow the Pride Flag to fly at City Hall afterall.
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Fresno City Councilmembers Esmeralda Soria, Miguel Arias, Tyler Maxwell, Mike Karbassi, Luis Chavez and Council Vice President Nelson Esparza were at the Pride Flag raising ceremony Friday morning.
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