Milwaukee celebrates Pride Month 2021, unveils rainbow MCTS bus and streetcar
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- You'll see rainbows on the road in Milwaukee this month. June is Pride Month and Tuesday, June 1, supporters kicked it off by showing off a rainbow-accented streetcar and a rainbow-colored Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus.
A celebration event was held in Cathedral Square Park and hosted by Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Alderman Bob Bauman, ‘Milwaukee Pride’ President Wes Shaver, artist Jason Scroggin, and more.
The City of Milwaukee has been a proud partner in the journey toward LGBTQ+ equality and equity. This #Pride Month, we celebrate the diversity, openness, humanity, and love of our community as we continue the work of making Milwaukee a more inclusive and welcoming city for all. pic.twitter.com/djF6DN4U2S— Mayor Tom Barrett (@MayorOfMKE) June 1, 2021
"And while we can't be together like we would every year in June at Pride Fest, just remember that this MCTS bus is now a place where we can meet. It's a place that we can celebrate diversity and we can come together as friends," said Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson.
One of the signs of Pride Month this year will be a temporary mural along the Milwaukee River; it's called "True Colors" And it will debut later this week.