Pride Flag Raised at Goleta City Hall

The City of Goleta had its first commemorative flag flying at City Hall. On June 22, Councilmember Kyle Richards raised the Pride Flag in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This was an exciting moment as it was the first time a flag other than the United States Flag or California State Flag has been displayed at City Hall.

The City Council also recognized June 2022 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a proclamation at its June 21, 2022, City Council meeting. LGBTQ+ individuals in the United States have fought for equal treatment, dignity, and respect, and remain determined to pursue full equality, respect, and inclusion for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Despite being marginalized throughout the history of the United States, LGBTQ+ individuals continue to celebrate their identities, love, and contributions in various expressions of Pride. The City Council encourages the Goleta community to join in celebration and appreciation of the LGBTQ+ community. View the proclamation at

Councilmember Kyle Richards with the newly raised Pride Flag at Goleta City Hall

Kristin Flickinger, Executive Director of the Pacific Pride Foundation, receiving the proclamation from the Goleta City Hall