Orange County Government, Florida
Doreen Overstreet, APR, Orange County Communications Division
(407) 468-5851 or Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net

Adrian Kierulf, Special Assistant to the Mayor
(407) 836-7370 or Adrian.Kierulf@ocfl.net
16 June 2016
Orange County Mayor Announces Rainbow 25
Sea to Sea Flag On Display at Orange County Government Administration Center

Orange County, FL – In tribute to the lives lost at the Pulse Nightclub shooting and in support of freedom lovers worldwide, Section 93 of the Sea-to-Sea Rainbow Flag will be on display at the Orange County (Florida) Government Administration Center in Orlando, beginning Thursday, June 16. Mark Ebenhoch, Executive Director of LoveisLove Key West, will accompany the flag (Sect. 93).

The Sea-to-Sea Flag has become a globally-recognized symbol of the LGBTQ movement and symbolizes acceptance, understanding, education, solidarity, and inclusion.

WHAT: The original rainbow flag was designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978 as a symbol of gay and lesbian pride in response to anti-gay activities. In the spring of 2003, Baker and a team of volunteers cut and sewed a 1.25-mile-long version of the flag in Key West, to celebrate the iconic banner’s 25th anniversary. On June 15, 2003, some 2,000 volunteers unfurled the flag from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico along the entire length of Duval Street, in a sea-to-sea representation of pride and diversity. Section 93 has since traveled worldwide.
WHAT: Commemorative Ceremony
WHO: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Faith leaders, LGBTQ leaders, elected officials
WHERE: Orange County Government Administration Center – Rosalind Avenue Courtyard
201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
WHEN: Friday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.

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About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and twitter pages.