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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

RML Raises Rainbow Flag

A group of RML employees stand in front of a building flying the Progress Pride Flag

Members of the inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility committee and campus supporters at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories stand under the Progress Pride Flag.

Photo: Ryan Kissinger

An employee stands on a ladder to hang the Progress Pride Flag on a building's awning while a group of employees look on

Brandi Williamson attaches the final hook securing the flag as supporters and members of the RML inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility committee enjoy the moment.

Photo: Ryan Kissinger

The Progress Pride flag hangs outside the Visitor’s Center, the main entry to NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont. 

Since 1978, the rainbow flag has been a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) pride and LGBTQ social movements. A progress design in 2018 added a chevron featuring black, brown, light blue, pink and white stripes to bring those communities (marginalized people of color, trans people, and those living with HIV/AIDS and those who have been lost) to the forefront.

This year marks the first time the Pride flag has been raised at RML.

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