State landmarks to be lit for Pride Month: Cuomo

Kimberly Dole
June 26, 2020 - 8:54 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday that landmarks across the state will be lit in honor of Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in New York City.

The spire of One World Trade Center, the Pershing Square Viaduct, the Kosciuszko Bridge, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Mid-Hudson Bridge, and Niagara Falls will be illuminated, according to a statement released by Cuomo.

The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge be lit in the colors of the transgender flag on Friday.

"New York is the birthplace of the LGBTQ rights movement, and this year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in New York City. We have and continue to lead the way on equality," Cuomo said.

"Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, we finally legalized surrogacy, helping LGBTQ couples start or grow their families in the Empire State," he added. "Celebrating Pride during the pandemic will certainly be different this year for our LGBTQ community. Lighting these landmarks is just one way we can come together this month and celebrate the progress we've made and send a clear message to the federal government and the world that LGBTQ people are welcomed in this state, and we will never stop fighting for equality."