Tag: pride

Feds say Lexington rainbow crosswalk a ‘hazard’

LEXINGTON — Local media reported Wednesday that the Federal Highway Administration has told Lexington that their rainbow crosswalk is a legal liability. From the Lexington Herald-Leader: “While we recognize in good faith your crosswalk art was well-intended for your community, we request that you take the necessary steps to remove the non-compliant crosswalk as soon…

Michigan city permanently installs Pride flag

FERNDALE, Mich. — Ferndale, a suburb or Detroit, announced last week that they would permanently still the Pride flag in the city council chambers.

“Our motto in Ferndale is ‘Good Neighbors,’ and we interpret that to include the diversity of our residents and guests and the benefits of inclusive decision-making,” said Mayor Dave Coulter in an announcement on the city’s website. “My fellow Council members and I strive to act in ways reflective of Ferndale’s shared values.”

Duluth/Superior holds 31st Pride Parade

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — The Duluth/Superior LGBTQ community held their 31st Pride Parade yesterday, a local television station reported. From Fox21: The annual Duluth Superior Pride Parade marched down Tower Avenue celebrating the diversity of the Twin Ports Community. Hundreds lined the street waving flags and showing their support. “The families, the allies, the queer folk,…

Jackson to have its first Pride festival

JACKSON, Mich. — The Jackson City Council has unanimously approved the Michigan city’s first ever Pride festival. MLive reported that the council approved the festival at its June 13 meeting. The event will include a parade, vendors, bands and business involvement, the news site reported. It will be at CP Federal City Square on Aug.…

Cleveland Pride defends corporate sponsorship

CLEVELAND — The organizing committee for Cleveland’s gay pride celebrations last week defended their use of corporate sponsorship and announced a preliminary schedule of events for June. Elise Bigley, media coordinator for Cleveland Pride, sent out this statement: In the past several years, we all have witnessed companies face controversy and criticism regarding their positions…