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Photo Focus: 35th Legislature Displays Support for LGBTQ+ Community

The Progress Pride flag hangs at the Legislature building on St. Thomas. (Photo courtesy V.I. Legislature)

The Virgin Islands Legislature will display the Progress Pride flag* at all Senate buildings across the territory during June in recognition of Pride Month, Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr. announced Wednesday.

“This historic action affirms the Legislature’s commitment to inclusion for all Virgin Islanders, regardless of how they identify,” Francis stated. “The Pride Flag is a visible reminder that the 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands is committed to respect and support our LGBTQ+ community.”

*The Progress Pride flag includes black and brown stripes, in addition to the traditional rainbow stripes, to represent marginalized communities of color.

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