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Step-by-step, New York To Get Its Biggest Pride Flag: Here's Its Story

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • A New York park has taken steps to express their support for the LGBTQIA community by creating the city's largest Pride Flag
  • The Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park's steps will be transformed from grey granite to the rainbow colours of the Pride flag
  • The park will also be conducing events on June 15 to support the community

The steps of a park in New York are going to be changed from grey granite to the colours of the Pride flag i.e the seven colours of the rainbow. Once ready, this flag will become the biggest Pride flag in the city. 

As a tribute to the Pride month, the massive flag is an effort to "celebrate the progress that's been made over the past 50 years, and to shine a light on the LGBTQ community's continued fight for the universal human rights," stated the park's website.

The organizers have said that the steps will be transformed by rainbow vinyl and will measure 12 by 100 feet. The pride flag is located in New York City's Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, which is on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island. This park was named after a 1941 speech in which FDR outlined four "essential human freedoms" - freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear.

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"The stairs are just an extension of those freedoms," Stephanie Tumbaga, a park spokeswoman told a media channel.

 "We champion human rights and LGBTQIA+ rights are included in that." she added.

The Four Freedoms Park also posted about the same stating the events that are going to take place on June 15, the day of WorldPride celebration; 

The official inauguration going to take place on Saturday and is part of a larger event titled "Ascend With Pride."

The stairs will be the colours of the Pride flag from June 14 to 30 after which the stairs will be changed to the gray granite again.

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