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LGBTQ Pride Flag hoisted over NY Capitol for first time

June 6, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The LGBTQ pride flag is flying over the New York state Capitol for the first time in state history in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. The flag went up over the Capitol in Albany Wednesday.

In announcing the move, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state is grateful to the many New Yorkers who worked to fight discrimination and work toward equality.

In addition to flying the rainbow flag, the Capitol is marking Pride Month with an exhibit on the 16 prominent LGBTQ New Yorkers and their political and cultural impact.

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