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For the fourth year in a row in honor of Pride Month, Starbucks raised its Pride flag over its SoDo headquarters Monday in recognition of the LGBTQ community. An estimated 300 people gathered under blue skies outside the Starbucks Support Center in Seattle for the morning flag-raising ceremony.
“The Pride flag raising at Starbucks has become a vibrant part of Pride Week for partners as well as for customers," said Anthony Esposito of the Starbucks Pride Alliance Network, which led the ceremony. “It shows our commitment to inclusion and diversity that goes beyond LGBTQ, and how we will always be standing up for the person that needs to be stood up for.”