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Rainbow Flag Removed from West Hollywood City Hall

West Hollywood “belongs to all of us,” Councilman John Duran says.

Rainbow Flag Removed from West Hollywood City Hall

The rainbow flag that was hung in June on West Hollywood City Hall was removed last week, according to the Los Angeles Times

The flag, which symbolizes gay pride, was removed after months of debate by the city council, which has four gay men who hold seats. An estimated 40 percent of the city’s residents are gay men.

West Hollywood “belongs to all of us,” Councilman John Duran said at a previous city council meeting, according to the Times. “It’s not just a city of gay men. It belongs to heterosexual people as well, and City Hall belongs to everybody in this community, gay or straight, and let’s not ever give the impression that City Hall has become exclusive to only one part of the West Hollywood community.”

The news has been reported on numerous blogs and websites, with mixed reactions. Here's a few headlines:

The Rainbow Flag Is Too Gay For West Hollywood's City Hall - Queerty
Shame On West Hollywood for Removing City Hall Rainbow Flag - O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da
The Rainbow Flag is Down at WeHo City Hall, and Larry Block Wants it Back - WEHOville

What do you think of the removal of the flag? Tell us in the comments. 

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