BY TREVOR PETTIFORD PINELLAS COUNTY
PUBLISHED 7:48 AM ET JUN. 03, 2022
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — When St. Petersburg held its annual Pride Flag raising ceremony Thursday, it was the first time the new administration, and its new faces, were hoisting the flag pole at City Hall.
In some ways those new minority faces — Mayor Ken Welch and four of the eight city council members — helped influence St. Pete Pride, and its new president Tiffany Freisberg, to take a critical look at its own face.
“It felt essential that we’re listening to the voices in our community that maybe historically that haven’t been heard,” Freisberg said. “And that really shaped our mission and our programming moving forward.”