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Sarasota’s Ringling Bridge lights transform for Satisfaction Thirty day period

SARASOTA — A gesture of hope and acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people was established to be shown in lights stretching across Sarasota Bay on Tuesday evening. 

The John Ringling Causeway Bridge will glow in rainbow lights in recognition of Satisfaction Thirty day period until June 28, the date police raided the Stonewall Inn in New York in 1969 and sparked an worldwide motion for equality. 

On Monday Sarasota Metropolis commissioners unanimously backed a resolution supporting the momentary color plan. This was a need by the Florida Office of Transportation.

The Ringling Causeway Bridge was illuminated Tuesday evening in recognition of Pride Month. At the request of the City of Sarasota, the Florida Department of Transportation will keep the  temporary color scheme in effect every night until Monday, June 28th.

The state transportation company initially rejected a request by Sarasota and other metropolitan areas this thirty day period to gentle their bridge in rainbow hues for Delight month. The state changed class very last week, affecting bridges below the state’s authority, like the Sunshine Skyway. 

Earlier coverage:State denies Sarasota prepare to mild Ringling Causeway in rainbow for Delight Thirty day period

And:Sarasota LGBTQ local community protests FDOT Ringling bridge lighting determination