Downtown Ithaca has a new flag flying, thanks to Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick. The rainbow-hued Pride Flag has joined the American Flag and the POW/MIA flag atop City Hall.
“It will remain there the entire month of June in recognition of LGBT history month,” Mayor Myrick said on his Facebook, “as an appreciation of the immeasurable impact the LGBT community has had on Ithaca, and as a reminder of the horrors caused by unchecked discrimination.”
His action comes just after the first anniversary of the tragic shooting at Pulse in Orlando. That incident sparked a vigil on the Commons and other events, and brought about the Ithaca is Love group.
Mayor Myrick says it’s the first time the Pride Flag has flown above City Hall.