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LGBT Flag Removed From City Hall, Mayor Issues Apology


A rainbow-colored LGBT flag was removed from City Hall yesterday, flying in place of the U.S. flag, normally on City Hall, presumably for downtown’s pride festival.

Mayor Hillary Schieve, however, said she knew nothing about the U.S. flag not being flown. She posted the following statement on her Facebook page.

I was alerted tonight that the US flag was not flying over City Hall. I can most certainly see why people would be offended or upset. I did not order that the American flag be taken down. I have asked that the flag be put back immediately!

It was certainly not the city’s intention to be disrespectful and never should have happened. I will take full responsibility since I represent this city.

I have family members who have served and I know the importance of the ultimate sacrifice they have made for our country. I am very proud to be an American and we should always support our troops and veterans no matter what. I too am offended and there is no excuse for this.

Those who have served deserve the highest respect for their service. My sincerest apologies!!!

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.