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Pride Flag

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | June 30, 2021

Happy last official day of Pride month!
Today we share this framed photo and flag presented by Mayor Chris Coleman and Visit Saint Paul, the City's convention and visitor's bureau, to Minnesota Historical Society Director D. Stephen Elliot. The double hinged picture frame contains a photograph of LGBTQ+ Pride rainbow flags flying on the Wabasha Street Bridge in Saint Paul and one of the nylon rainbow flags flown on the bridge, which was temporarily renamed the "Freedom to Marry Bridge" in recognition of the passage of Minnesota's Freedom to Marry Act in May 2013. Happy last official day of Pride month!
Today we share this framed photo and flag presented by Mayor Chris Coleman and Visit Saint Paul, the City's convention and visitor's bureau, to Minnesota Historical Society Director D. Stephen Elliot. The double hinged picture frame contains a photograph of LGBTQ+ Pride rainbow flags flying on the Wabasha Street Bridge in Saint Paul and one of the nylon rainbow flags flown on the bridge, which was temporarily renamed the "Freedom to Marry Bridge" in recognition of the passage of Minnesota's Freedom to Marry Act in May 2013. The Act extended the right to marry to same-sex couples in Minnesota and took effect August 1, 2013.