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Philadelphia adds two colors to pride flag to represent people of color

The City of Brotherly Love is  showing its colors and they’re black and brown.

Philadelphia has redesigned the pride flag to include those to color as a way to  symbolize LGBTQ people of color and is a nod to racial diversity.

The redesign does not replace the original pride flag said Amber Hikes, director of the Philadelphia’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

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“It adds to a host of of flags we have in the community,” she said. There’s a transgender flag, a bisexual flag “so many different flags, to be honest.” 

The new flag is part of a “More Color More Pride” campaign, which was developed by Hikes’ office and a local ad agency, Tierney, according to an article on CNN.

It might also be a way to challenge some issues that have arisen in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community.

Not long ago, according to the CNN article, video showed a nightclub owner using a racial slur.

Philadelphia wasn’t the only city celebrating Pride Month.

In Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed  used the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting to announce that the city will install the rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street, year-round.

The Midtown intersection is known as a hub for the LGBTQ community and “it’s fitting that such an important and recognizable place should feature the rainbow flag. We must never forget that love defeats hate, and light defeats the darkness,” Reed said.

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