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Around the world this month, government buildings and famous landmarks are getting the rainbow treatment.

But did you know that the relatively new tradition has ties to West Hollywood?

Back in 2012, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s LGBT Heritage Month committee member yours truly worked with the father of West Hollywood Councilmember Lindsey Horvath to assess what it would take to turn LA City Hall purple for Pride (the rainbow treatment would come later)…

Lavender Lights in 2012 at LA City Hall


Funnily, the start of Lavender Lights coincided with the LA Kings’ run at the Stanley Cup in 2012, confusing even one LA City Councilmember who tweeted how great it was that City Hall was turned purple for the hockey team…

Now you know how the tradition got started and how it all tied back to West Hollywood!