News Center Maine speaks with Jackson about downtown Orono Pride Month art 

News Center Maine spoke with Rob Jackson, staff associate for diversity and inclusion at the University of Maine, about public art installations in downtown Orono for Pride Month. The sculptures are designed to raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community, and each animal represents a different pride flag, according to the report. “Our hope is that people will take photos with these sculptures, post them on their social media and help us raise awareness and support,” said Jackson. “We also want to raise funds for Maine TransNet, which is really the premier organization in the state that supports trans folks who are among the most vulnerable in the community.”