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Pride flag raised in Salt Lake for Pride Month

Jun 1, 2022, 12:55 PM | Updated: 6:29 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City added a splash of color Wednesday morning by raising a Pride Flag to celebrate Pride Month.

The flag is flying in front of the City and County Building.

Organizers set up tents as the city prepared for a Pride Festival and parade over the weekend.

Get information on the festival and parade route here.

The different events are geared to send the same message that everyone is welcome.

It’s been three years since celebrating the last typical Pride Festival.

Eight full days dedicated to celebrating Utah’s LGBTQ+ community started Sunday, May 29 through Sunday, June 5.

The events and celebratory month bring together returning faces and new ones.

Haily Holmberg said this will be her son’s first Pride Festival.

“It’s really cool seeing all the generations. I wanted to raise him coming here knowing he’s accepted no matter what,” said Holmberg.

Darin Mano, Salt Lake City Councilor who represents District Five, said Pride is a time for all people to come together.

“Pride is for everybody. You don’t have to be anybody but yourself to come and enjoy the festival,” said Mano.

Believing representation matters, the majority of Salt Lake City council members are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Pride flag raised in Salt Lake for Pride Month