FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Greg Carpenter, Interim City Manager
May 25, 2023
City of Morro Bay Will Raise Pride Flag at City Hall to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Morro Bay, California - The City of Morro Bay is pleased to announce that it will raise the Rainbow Pride Flag at City Hall throughout the month of June in recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The inaugural flag-raising will take place on June 1st at 8:00 AM at City Hall, located at 595 Harbor Street, Morro Bay.
The decision to raise the Pride Flag stems from Resolution No. 104-22, approved by the City Council of Morro Bay on November 22, 2022. The resolution highlights the City's commitment to supporting diversity, inclusivity, equity and respect in our City. It acknowledges the diverse and valuable contributions made by LGBTQ+ residents, students, employees, and business owners in the City.
The Rainbow Pride Flag, also known as the LGBTQ+ Pride Flag or Gay Pride Flag, has been a symbol of LGBTQ+ pride and social movements since the 1970s. By raising the flag, the City of Morro Bay aims to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all residents and visitors.
In June 2022, the City Council declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, representing Morro Bay's celebration of diversity and support for the LGBTQ+ community. This year, the City takes another step forward by officially establishing the Rainbow Pride Flag as a commemorative flag of Morro Bay. The flag will be flown throughout June to symbolize the City's recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and symbolizes the City’s celebration of diversity and support for the LGBTQ+ community.
The flag-raising on June 1st will serve as a visible representation of the City's values and its dedication to fostering a vibrant and accepting community. All community members are invited to join the flag-raising and show their support. Together, we can create an environment where everyone feels accepted, celebrated, and proud to call Morro Bay their home.
For more information visit our website at https://www.morrobayca.gov/