Watch: Pride Flags Keep Being Stolen in Louisville, Colorado

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday June 15, 2021

The mayor of Louisville, Colorado, is determined to show solidarity with the LGBTQ community for Pride Month, despite the city's flags repeatedly being stolen.

"Unfortunately, as of late I've had them in my purse," Mayor Ashley Stolzmann about the hammers and mallets she's been carrying around, 9 News reported.

The mayor came together with a city council member and the executive director for Out Boulder County Monday to replace the city's Pride flags again after they were stolen for a second time in a week. However, the community leaders are not letting the theft put a damper on Pride Month and they encourage residents to keep pressing on, too.

"I mean, it's certainly disappointing," said Stolzmann, 9 News reports. "But sometimes when you see something like this negative happen, it kind of reminds you why you need to do this kind of activity."

The first time the Pride flags were stolen, a confederate flag was put in its place. The person responsible for the act was cited and the Pride flags were returned.

Putting up the flags for a third time, the community support was still evident.

Mardi Moore, executive director of Out Boulder County shared: "I can see the smiles. I can hear the horns honking," Moore said, 9 News reports, while replanting the Pride flags. "There's more support in Louisville than not."

Watch the story reported by 9 News below.