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West Hollywood to make over city flag in rainbow pride colors

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The existing West Hollywood flag (right) with white blocks on a blue background, will be modified to reflect rainbow colored blocks on a white background.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif — The city of West Hollywood is adding the colors of gay pride to its city flag after drawing criticism for removing a rainbow flag from City Hall last month.

seal-wehoThe City Council agreed Monday to add rainbow colors to its existing logo, which depicts a rough city outline made of blocks, reported the Los Angeles Times. The new flag will mirror the city seal (pictured, right).

It will replace the current city flags with a blue background and white blocks flying throughout the city.

A rainbow flag — often used as a symbol of gay pride — was raised above City Hall in June but it was removed in January after the council voted to maintain the practice of flying only the U.S., state and city flags.

More than 40 percent of residents in the Los Angeles suburb identify themselves as gay or lesbian and four of the five council members are gay.

Associated Press contributed to this report.
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10 more reader comments:

  1. I think that’s great:) Good for weho!! :)

    Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:04am
  2. 40% that is an incredibly high rainbow percentage , that’s pretty cool

    Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:15am
  3. Amen let’s move forward America

    Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:21am
  4. Unexpected and completely awesome solution!

    Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:40am
  5. I agree!

    Replied on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2:40am
  6. That is awesome news

    Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:45am
  7. Awesome!

    Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:57am
  8. Love you Hollywood :”

    Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1:04am
  9. Attempting to de-gay the town that was founded as a gay haven was a stupid move.

    Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1:50am
  10. Good for you Hollywood!

    Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 4:26am