California Township Will Fly Monster Gay Flag to Inspire Community
US Flags- Out… Gay Rainbow Flags- In!
The Hillcrest township voted to fly a monster gay rainbow flag in the city to inspire the community.
Very soon, San Diego’s LGBT community will see a colorful symbol of their pride flying high above the Hillcrest neighborhood.
Today, the City Council voted 7-0 to approve a proposal by the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) to install a 65-foot flagpole in the median on Normal Street where it intersects with University Avenue.
City Councilmember Lorie Zapf was absent from the vote.
The plan calls for the pole to fly an 18 foot x 12 foot rainbow pride flag year-round, and include some minor enhancements to the median, around the base of the flagpole.
Many city residents came to today’s meeting to speak to the council in favor of or in opposition to the project, although the number of people present supporting the project greatly outnumbered those against.
Longtime anti-gay opponent James Hartline called the flag project a “giveaway of public land” even though that is a false claim. The city will still own the median…
…District 3 City Councilman Todd Gloria, who is openly gay, spoke in favor of the project and made the motion for approval. Gloria applauded that the project will be paid for in full without using taxpayer money. “This has been truly a community effort,” he said.
“The rainbow flag represents tolerance and diversity, and the struggle for equality for the LGBT community,” Gloria said later in a public statement. “With this flag, Hillcrest is sending the message that the neighborhood stands for the principles of acceptance and inclusion.”