UPMC Hamot raises rainbow flag, marking the start of Gay Pride Month

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June 1st marks the start of Gay Pride Month and UPMC Hamot is raising a rainbow flag for the month long celebration.

UPMC hospitals, including Hamot, are celebrating pride this June, raising a rainbow flag this morning to demonstrate their commitment to the LGBTQ community.

The president of UPMC Hamot says pride is celebrated 12 months of the year, with special recognition this month.

“The month of June is recognizing diversity and inclusion by representing and recognizing the LGBTQ community. We celebrate diversity, this is a place of inclusion, not only for our patients, but certainly our employees, and visitors, and all who work or partner with UPMC,” said David Gibbons, president, UPMC Hamot.

Gibbons says there are other UPMC events planned throughout June to demonstrate their commitment.

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