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LGBT pride flag raised at Springfield city hall

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Another sign of solidarity in western Massachusetts for those victims of the Orlando attack.

Springfield leaders raised the LGBT flag above city hall today.

The flag went up at noon as a representation of Springfield's support for those affected and for the city of Orlando.

Many other cities, including Boston and Chicopee, have done the same since the attack.

Mayor Domenic Sarno said it was important to show support for the LGBT community across the country after such a horrific attack.

"Here you see just an absolute tragedy, massacre that occured...for what? For what?  Makes no sense.  So we wanted to be out here our thoughts and prayers, and we stand together as one.  Springfield's a very diverse city, very inclusionary, and very proud of that," Sarno explained.

Several local leaders were on-hand for the short ceremony today, along with several members of the local LGBT community.

A similar flag raising also occurred in Chicopee on Monday.

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