Wilton Manors Wells Fargo Unveils LGBT Themed Mural

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New mural inside the Wilton Manors Wells Fargo branch.

Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s leading financial institutions, is paying tribute to the LGBT community with a new mural inside its Wilton Manors banking store.

Unveiled during a Tuesday evening soiree, the 10-foot (width) by 7-foot (height) mural depicts historical views of Wilton Manors along with images relevant to the city’s LGBT community.

Unveiled during a Tuesday evening soiree, the 10-foot (width) by 7-foot (height) mural depicts historical views of Wilton Manors along with images relevant to the city’s LGBT community.

“Wells Fargo is not just a company that talks about diversity and inclusion, but actually acts on it,” said Scott Coble, Lead Region President of the bank’s Florida operations.

Wilton Manors joins New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. banks with an LGBT themed mural. Located at the “Five Points” intersection in the island city of Wilton Manors (2525 N. Dixie Hwy.), Wells Fargo was full of movers, shakers and sharply dressed business professionals at Tuesday night’s unveiling.

One of the attendees was Stuart Milk, the nephew of the late civil rights leader Harvey Milk who is depicted in the mural. Stuart Milk, who lives in Wilton Manors, said the mural is a “tremendous moment for inclusion with organizations like Wells Fargo hugging us. My uncle knew this day was coming.”

In the South Florida market, Wells Fargo is the leading bank by deposits, said company spokeswoman Michelle Palomino. Wells Fargo has 147 locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

“Wells Fargo has helped to change hearts and minds,” said Stuart Milk, who also cautioned that LGBT Americans should not take their growing and new found rights for granted.

“It’s the best of times in the U.S. and the worst of times across the world,” Milk said. “One-sixth of the world’s population was recently recriminalized by the Supreme Court in India.”

In December the high court in India re-instated a ban on same-sex relationships. With more than 1.2 billion people, India is the second most populated nation in the world.

Also at Tuesday’s mural unveiling, Wells Fargo presented the Pride Center with a $10,000 donation check.

“I’m honored to work for a company that recognizes the diverse backgrounds of its management, team members and customers,” said Mitch Bloom, Wells Fargo’s District Manager in Fort Lauderdale.


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