Gov. Tony Evers. (Contributed)

Evers orders gay pride flag flown over state capitol

Metro Wire Staff

For the first time in history a gay pride flag will wave in the wind over the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Gov. Tony Evers on Friday issued an executive order for the rainbow flag to fly over the capitol building for the remainder of June, which is known as “Pride Month” for the LGBTQ community.

In his order, Evers said publicly displaying the flag “sends a clear an unequivocal message that Wisconsin is a welcoming and inclusive place where everyone can live without fear of prosecution, judgment, or discrimination.”

Evers also authorized state buildings anywhere in Wisconsin to fly the flag in June.