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Boise Pride Fest nearing goal to light statehouse

Posted: 4:11 PM, Jun 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-06 00:56:18-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Pride Fest is getting closer to its financial goal to light up the capitol building in the shades of the rainbow.

Pride Fest has lit the capitol for the past three years during pride fest, but this year, the state changed policy to not allow colored lighting on state property.

As a result, Pride Fest is contracting with a company to light up the capitol from across the street on land owned by ACHD. The state says too many groups want to light the capitol and there's no process for approval of those groups.

The 30th annual Pride Fest is June 14 and 15 and celebrates diversity.

The group still needs $1,500 to pay for the two night light display, and they've gathered nearly 25,000 electronic signatures at boisepridefest.org--urging the state to change it's policy.