Mayor London Breed raised the light blue and pink transgender flag at City Hall Friday evening to mark November being Trans Awareness Month in San Francisco, a tradition begun last year.

Standing next to her was Clair Farley, director of San Francisco’s Office of Transgender Initiatives, which was created under the late Mayor Ed Lee and is believed to be the first and only city office of its kind in the country. It was Farley’s idea to dedicate this month to the trans community, and it has caught on in a few other cities around the country including Los Angeles and New York.

“The importance is really about raising visibility of trans people and leaders in the community who are making change, as well as recognizing those we’ve lost,” she said.

From SF Chronicle.