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LGBT, transgender pride flags to fly at Phoenix City Hall this week

The 10 flags will be flown through Saturday in honor of the anniversaries of the Stonewall riots and the creation of the transgender pride flag.
A reveller waves a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on June 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — A different type of flag will be flying high at Phoenix City Hall this week. 

LGBT and transgender pride flags will be flown alternatively on Mayor Kate Gallego's balcony through Sunday, Phoenix Pride recently announced

Breaking News! Phoenix Pride is proud of our Mayor and happy to announce that from Wednesday 6/26 through 6/30 City Hall will be flying the Rainbow and Transgender Pride flags alternately on the...

The display was to honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a 1969 demonstration against a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City, and the 20th anniversary of the creation of the transgender pride flag. 

"Our LGBTQ community has done so much for our city and flying the pride and transgender pride flags is a small way that we can show our appreciation for these strong and vibrant individuals," Gallego's spokeswoman Anne DeGraw said in a statement to 12 News. 

There will be 10 flags that will fly. They have all been purchased by Phoenix Pride, the group said in a statement. 

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