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Venice Pride Flag Lifeguard Tower available as model replica

Model replicas are for sale of the Venice Pride Flag Lifeguard Tower, which initially was painted the rainbow colors of LGBTQ pride as a temporary art installation, but became the first queer monument approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Photo: Venice Beach Pride.

VENICE BEACH — Looking for a memento of Los Angeles’ LGBTQ history?

Model replicas are for sale of the Venice Pride Flag Lifeguard Tower, which initially was painted the rainbow colors of LGBTQ pride as a temporary art installation, but became the first queer monument approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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Miniature figures, which cost $49, are available as ready-to-assemble modeling kits that include 10 pieces of laser cut chipboard, mounted collar paper, super glue, and an assembly manual.

Once assembled, replicas stand 9-by-11-by-1-inches.

Kits can be purchased on the Venice Pride website or at Venice Beach’s General Admission clothing store.

All proceeds will go toward Camp Lightbulb, a summer camp for LGBTQ youth.

The Venice Pride Flag Lifeguard Tower was originally a public art installation to help kickoff Venice Beach Pride in June. It was intended to be a temporary display, but by late July, about 11,000 people had signed an online petition to save the rainbow-colored structure.

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In September, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved preserving lifeguard tower and making it a memorial to Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, the first openly gay man elected to the council.

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Stephanie Thai

Hailing from San Francisco, Stephanie Thai is a Southern Californian transplant. She spends her time writing, reading, and eating wherever she can, though not in that order. On her downtime, Thai takes 12-hour cat naps, hikes urban trails, and frequents travel websites to entertain her expensive hobby of traveling the globe.

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