LAX lights up in rainbow colours for Pride month

LAX rainbow pylons pride

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has lit up its pylons in rainbow colours to celebrate Pride month.

LAX officials say they are proud to join Mayor Eric Garcetti in his celebration of Pride Month and that everyone is welcome in the airport and in Los Angeles in general, according to Eye Witness News.

Garcetti said in an open letter for Los Angeles Blade: “Pride is one of our City’s largest events, bringing people together from across LA County and beyond to celebrate the heritage and culture of our LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

“We unite to reaffirm our determination, our dedication, and our resolve. We lift up our voices and ensure we will never be silenced.”

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 09: People marching with anBi, a bisexual organization, carry a bisexual flag in the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. More than 400,000 people are expected to attend the parade in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

The bisexual pride flag at Los Angeles Pride 2009. (David McNew/Getty)

LA mayor: “Hate has no place in Los Angeles”

Garcetti continued: “Hate has no place in Los Angeles, and we must take that message to every city across America. We will not tell Angelenos to be patient, or to wait for the respect and the rights that they deserve.

“We are proud of every lesbian, gay, trans, bi, queer, intersex, asexual person, and ally who calls L.A. home.”

Other cities across the US are also displaying rainbows for Pride month’s 50th anniversary. The anniversary marks 50 years since the Stonewall riots which began in New York.

The riots were “a pivotal moment that helped ignite the LGBTQ+ rights movement across the country and around the world,” said Garcetti.

Los Angeles held North America’s first city-sponsored bisexual Pride event in September last year.

The annual Los Angeles Pride parade, which attracts more than 400,000 people every year, will take place on Sunday, June 9.

Pride around the US

In addition to Los Angeles, Chicago has painted roads with rainbow striped crossings, along with blue, pink and white versions to represent the transgender flag.

And American brands like Ralph Lauren are releasing rainbow products.