WeHo City Hall and Street Lanterns Go Yellow and Blue in Support of Ukraine

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Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

West Hollywood City Hall and the street lanterns on Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of the LGBT Rainbow District were lit yellow and blue in support of Ukraine as the country continues to be attacked by Russia.

The city joins other city’s like San Diego’s Balboa Park in lighting in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

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West Hollywood City officials posted messages of support for Ukraine in their social media platforms when news broke of Russia’s attack.

Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

“We stand for peace and we stand with Ukraine/ #StandWithUkraine #weho,” wrote West Hollywood Mayor, Lauren Meister.

“My heart is with our Ukrainian community members this evening as well as with the people in Ukraine. 🙏🏽,” tweeted Mayor Pro-Tem Sepi Shyne.

“Praying for the people in the #Ukraine – & their family members here in #LACounty – who face threats to their safety & are under attack,” read council member Lindsey Horvath’s Twitter post.

“Tonight, I’m praying for the people of Ukraine 🇺🇦 and the family members and friends of those worried about their loved ones at home and abroad. #UkraineCrisis,” said council member John Erickson.

“There can be no justification for the human suffering that will result from the unprovoked attack of Russian military forces,” wrote council member John D’Amico via a tweet. “War is never the answer. We stand for peace and we stand with Ukraine. West Hollywood has a core value of respect and support for people and our city has a thriving community of residents with roots in countries that were former Soviet republics. We join with people and communities across the globe in calling for an immediate end to this aggression.”

Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

In addition to lighting City Hall and the street lanterns in yellow and blue, the city also sent the following statement in support of Ukraine on Thursday:

“In the City of West Hollywood, our thoughts today turn to the people of Ukraine and to our community members of Ukrainian descent and from former Soviet republics, many of whom are deeply concerned about family and friends in the region. West Hollywood has a core value of respect and support for people and our city has a thriving community of residents with roots in countries that were former Soviet republics. We join with people and communities across the globe in calling for an immediate end to this aggression. There can be no justification for the human suffering that will result from the unprovoked attack of Russian military forces. War is never the answer. We stand for peace and we stand with Ukraine.”

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Oh_no_WeHo
Oh_no_WeHo
2 months ago

This is a nice gesture, but does woke weho realize it is elligal to be gay in Ukraine . Yes this is awkward.

Chris
Chris
2 months ago
Reply to  Oh_no_WeHo

This is not true. When Ukraine split from the USSR they specifically changed their laws to legalize private sexual activity. Same-sex marriage is not allowed, however.