Raising the Rainbow Flag




After last week's major scores for LGBT equality — the repeals of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage — it seems fitting that the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community will be hoisting a larger rainbow flag up its flagpole.

The community center at 892 S. Cooper will host a flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, July 3rd at 6:30 p.m. as they replace the older, small flag with a 10-foot flag. The money for the new flag was raised by the center's men's potluck group.

From a MGLCC newsletter:
"We've been aware that the small rainbow flag we have flying does not adequately represent the spirit of our community, so we have purchased a considerably larger one. At 10 feet, the flag will be the largest flag we have used on our flagpole. With the repeal of DOMA and Prop 8, it seems only right that the rising tide of LGBT equality should be matched by a new flag!"


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