Out50: Mark Ebenhoch

Mark Ebenhoch

Mark Ebenhoch is a force to be reckoned with — hes a Marine vet, an actor, film advisor, and a national and state LGBT activist. He’s also the keeper of the flag. Well, at least part of it.  

Were not talking about just any old flag. Section 93 is a portion of what was once the 1.25-mile-long “Rainbow 25 Sea To Sea Flagcreated to stretch across Key West in 2003.

Since then, this flag has crisscrossed the globe — traveling to the U.S. Supreme Court to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage, Morehead, Kentucky (when Kim Davis tried to block gay marriage), Starkville, Mississippi (for its controversial first-ever Pride Parade), Australia, and to the White House at President Barack Obamas invitation.

To help Section 93 fly around the world as a symbol of pride, Ebenhoch founded the non-profit Hope, Unity, and Global Equality (HUGE). Now, he is working to have the flag installed at the Smithsonian Institute in the LGBT History Collection. 

Section 93 is a part of that flag that has been seen and touched by more human beings than any other LGBT flag anywhere on the planet. Its almost like a Betsy Ross flag. It has an historic value that should be kept at the Smithsonian forever.

 — Denise Royal 

 

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