AURORA – The City of Aurora will raise the LGBTQ Pride flag at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 9.
The Pride Flag Raising Ceremony is at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 9, at One Aurora Plaza, 8 Galena Blvd. The ceremony will kick off Pride Weekend in Aurora, featuring several events, including the annual Aurora Pride Parade at noon on Sunday, June 11, in downtown Aurora.
In the announcement for the raising on the Facebook page, the city said they were celebrating “the progress made by the LGBTQ+ community, recognize the resilience and strength of the LGBTQ+ community in the face of adversity, and acknowledge the continued goal and fight for a more equitable and inclusive world.”
Local governments and institutions have come under fire this year as anti-LGBTQ rhetoric has increased. In fact, in the city’s Facebook post, there were quite a few complaints from people objecting to the flag being raised.
Aurora joins other cities in the Chicago metro area raising the Pride flag along with Naperville, Elmhurst and Buffalo Grove.
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