The West Hollywood City Council has responded to growing criticism over the removal of a rainbow flag from atop City Hall by agreeing to a compromise.
The rainbow flag – which was raised above West Hollywood City Hall in June – will stay down. However, the city will hang a new City of West Hollywood flag that incorporates rainbow colors into the city logo, a rough geographic outline of the city. Council members agreed to the change at a meeting Monday night.
“This has been a very exciting debate,” said Mayor Pro Tem John D’Amico, who is gay. “I think flying a rainbow flag at City Hall is perhaps not as interesting as flying the City of West Hollywood adopted flag that has the rainbow on it. There’s a pedigree there, there’s a history.”