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St. Louis to raise transgender pride flag today

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A flag representing the transgender community, right, flies next to the Massachusetts state flag, left, and an American flag, behind, in front of Boston City Hall, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Boston. (Credit: AP Photo / Steven Senne) A flag representing the transgender community, right, flies next to the Massachusetts state flag, left, and an American flag, behind, in front of Boston City Hall, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Boston. (Credit: AP Photo / Steven Senne)
A flag representing the transgender community, right, flies next to the Massachusetts state flag, left, and an American flag, behind, in front of Boston City Hall, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Boston. (Credit: AP Photo / Steven Senne) A flag representing the transgender community, right, flies next to the Massachusetts state flag, left, and an American flag, behind, in front of Boston City Hall, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Boston. (Credit: AP Photo / Steven Senne)

ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOV.com) - St. Louis City Hall will become one of the few in the nation to fly the transgender flag during a ceremony Monday.

Officials with PROMO and Metro Trans Umbrella Group announced Friday that the transgender flag will be raised at 10 a.m. Monday. St. Louis City Hall has been flying the rainbow pride flag for many years.

A spokeswoman for PROMO, Missouri's statewide advocacy organization promoting equal treatment under the law for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, said the transgender flag will fly during St. Louis Pride Festival week.

According to a press release, St. Louis City Hall will be the third in the country and first in Missouri to fly the flag. A city hall in Philadelphia first flew the flag in 2015 and Boston City Hall raised the flag last month.

Security is expected to be high in St. Louis in the wake of the shooting that left 49 people dead at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on Sunday.

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