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UW-Stout raises rainbow flags in honor of final days of Pride Month

Menomonie (WQOW) – If you find yourself walking around the UW-Stout campus in the next few days you may notice a couple of new flags.

That is because the university raised two rainbow flags in honor of Pride Month, which ends on Sunday.

They say it follows Governor Evers’ executive order that authorized state buildings and any jurisdiction in the state of Wisconsin to fly the rainbow pride flag during the month of June 2019.

UW-Stout senior leadership considered that request and decided to fly the flag at two locations – under the U.S. flag atop the Memorial Student Center and on a flagpole near the U.S. flag at the entrance to campus on Main Street.

UW-Stout officials add “publicly displaying the rainbow pride flag sends a clear and unequivocal message that Wisconsin is a welcoming and inclusive place where everyone can live without fear of persecution, judgment or discrimination.”

Photo Credits: UW-Stout

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