Lancaster to celebrate Pride Month with flag raising ceremony


Cities in Central Pennsylvania are celebrating Pride Month.

Monday at 4 p.m., Lancaster officials are scheduled to raise a Pride flag at City Hall to celebrate members of the LGBTQ community.

The ceremony will be followed by a march to TellUs360. 

Councilman Ismail Smith-Wade-El says he is proud Lancaster had one of the first strong anti-discrimination ordinances in the area.

“I believe we passed it in 1991, and one of the first in our region to recognize gender identity as a protective class,” said Smith-Wade-El. “Our mayor has always been looking for ways to recognize and support the entire LGBT community.”

Earlier this week, Lancaster residents remembered victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting by writing their names in chalk in front of City Hall. 

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