Pride Flag Raised in Goleta

The Pride Flag is up at City Hall, the Goleta Community Center, and the Goleta Valley Library in honor or LGBTQ+ Month.

Before the June 4th Council meeting, Councilmember Kyle Richards raised the Pride flag at City Hall. He was joined by Mayor Paula Perotte and fellow councilmembers. During the Council meeting, Councilmember Richards also presented a proclamation to Tyson Halseth, Chief Advancement Office from the Pacific Pride Foundation.

Councilmember Richards said, “While much progress has been made, our LGBTQ+ community– in particular our youth– continue to deal with harassment and belittling messages on a regular basis. By recognizing June as Pride Month, we celebrate our LGBTQ+ population and acknowledge that they are valued and integral members of our Goleta community.”

The LGBTQ+ community in the United States has a long history of resilience, strength, and perseverance in the face of adversity. Despite facing discrimination and marginalization, LGBTQ+ individuals have continued to push for equal treatment and recognition of their identities.

The raising of the Pride Flag is an example of the City of Goleta’s ongoing commitment to creating a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for everyone.

View the proclamation here:

Pictured above: Councilmember Kyle Richards raising the Pride Flag at City Hall

Council with the Pride flag at City Hall, pictured left-to-right: Councilmember Kyle Richards, Mayor Paula Perotte, Mayor Pro-Tempore Luz Reyes-Martín (1st District) and Councilmember James Kyriaco (2nd District)

City Council presenting a proclamation to Tyson Halseth, Chief Advancement Office from the Pacific Pride Foundation