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Mayor Jane Castor raises Philadelphia Pride flag over Tampa City Hall

The Pride flag has brown and black stripes on it to advocate for LGBTQ people of color
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, center, raised the Philadelphia Pride flag over city hall on Saturday morning in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. The Philadelphia Pride flag has a brown and black stripe along with the rainbow stripes, meant to highlight LGBTQ people of color and their advocacy.
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, center, raised the Philadelphia Pride flag over city hall on Saturday morning in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. The Philadelphia Pride flag has a brown and black stripe along with the rainbow stripes, meant to highlight LGBTQ people of color and their advocacy. [ City of Tampa ]
Published Jun. 20, 2020
Updated Jun. 20, 2020

TAMPA — Mayor Jane Castor raised the Philadelphia Pride flag over city hall on Saturday morning in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month.

Castor was joined by Nadine Smith, the executive director of Equality Florida, according to the mayor’s spokesperson.

The Philadelphia Pride flag has a brown and black stripe along with the rainbow stripes, meant to highlight LGBTQ people of color and their advocacy.

Along with raising the flag, Tampa has lit bridges, fountains, trees and Old City Hall with rainbow lights to celebrate Pride Month, according to the city.

Philadelphia's rainbow LGBTQ Pride flag, which includes black and brown stripes, is raised at City Hall in June 2017. Black and brown stripes were added to the standard six-color flag to highlight people of color in the LGBTQ community.
Philadelphia's rainbow LGBTQ Pride flag, which includes black and brown stripes, is raised at City Hall in June 2017. Black and brown stripes were added to the standard six-color flag to highlight people of color in the LGBTQ community. [ City of Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs / Kelly Burkhardt) ]