Peninsula cities prep for Pride flag-raising ceremonies

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The Pride flag will be raised at city halls in Redwood City and San Mateo on Monday, June 1, and at San Carlos City Hall on Friday, June 5, in recognition of LGBT Pride Month.

Redwood City will hold a virtual celebration for the flag-raising on June 1 at 10 a.m. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook by the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission.

San Mateo will raise the Pride flag at its city hall for the first time in its history at about 5:15 p.m. The event will be livestreamed on the the city’s Facebook Live page here.

San Carlos will raise the flag at 2 p.m. Friday, with the event livestreamed on the Facebook page for the San Carlos Parks & Recreation Department.

“Redwood City is proud to recognize all LGBTQ+ residents whose influential and lasting contributions make the city a vibrant community to live, work and visit,” Mayor Diane Howard said during her city’s Pride Month proclamation at Monday’s council meeting.

In addition to the virtual flag raising, there will be online pride celebrations from June 8-13 that will feature a virtual dance party and youth drag show, among other events. To view a calendar for elated events, visit here.

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