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Does the rainbow flag have a place on city-owned flagpoles in Turlock?

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Article from The Modesto Bee

Turlock officials have postponed a request to raise the rainbow flag on city property in support of LGBTQ+ people.

Supporters said the move would reinforce Turlock’s commitment to diversity in the wake of the Straight Pride event in Modesto last month.

“Just a simple flying of the flag would say so much,” resident Jeannie Robinson told the City Council on Tuesday evening.

The request would require a change to a policy, adopted in 2017, that limits what flags can fly, City Attorney Doug White said. Only the American, California and Turlock flags are generally allowed at city buildings and parks. Military flags can fly at Central Park, which has a war memorial, and at the Public Safety Facility.

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Gay Son Of ‘Straight Pride’ Organizer Slams Event As ‘Dog Whistling To White Supremacy’

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A gay California man whose mother is one of the co-organizers of a controversial “straight pride” event is speaking out against her plans.

Matthew Mason of Turlock, California, is urging the city of Modesto to reject a permit for the Stanislaus County Straight Pride Parade/Event, which was submitted last month by a group calling itself the National Straight Pride Coalition.

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