Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Monday that Honolulu Hale will be illuminated in rainbow colors from the evening of June 24 through the end of the month in recognition of Pride Month.

“On the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Honolulu is once again proud to light Honolulu Hale in celebration of Pride Month,” Caldwell said in a press release. “The journey is not over, the march goes on, but we in Honolulu celebrate diversity and inclusion no matter who we love, our chosen gender, and whether we worship a creator.”

Honolulu Hale in rainbow colors. 

The month of June is LGBT Pride Month and this year it commemorates the Stonewall riots in New York City at the end of June 1969.

The riots “were a tipping point” for the gay liberation movement in the United States, according to the Caldwell administration.

Memorials are held during Pride Month for members of the LGBTQ community “who have been lost to hate crimes” or HIV/AIDS,” the press release explains.

“The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on world history.”

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