For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Framingham will observe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month during a two-hour event on Saturday, June 4, on the City Hall Plaza in front of the Memorial Building.
The ceremony will feature perspectives from emerging student leaders as well as civic officials. Reverend Debbie Clark of Edwards Church will emcee the 3pm program, which will be followed by opportunities for attendees to visit informational tables set up on the plaza.
Further details regarding the program, parking, and participating community groups will be released later this month.
June 1 marks the first day of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan.
1. Identify a publicly accessible Framingham location with a backdrop in one of the 11 colors featured in the progress flag, or set up a colorful backdrop in your home. The more locations folks select, the more diverse and beautiful our flag will be! Below are just a few examples and location suggestions.
2. Take a selfie or group photo* against the backdrop. Make sure the color you’re trying to feature is prominent—this will help us create a vibrant design!
3. Upload the photo to http://bit.ly/Framingham-Pride-2021 throughout the year. The final day to submit photos will be December 31, 2021.
*Please note that photos submitted will be displayed publicly only as part of our flag, which will fly proudly over Framingham next year. A digital copy of the flag design may also be shared electronically.
- White: Fence at corner of Pinewood Drive and Clara Road
- Pink: Mural at 199 Concord Street
- Light blue: Green Leaf Restaurant, 62 Water Street
- Brown: YMCA, 280 Old Connecticut Path
- Black: David Bakalar statue outside ATAC, 160 Hollis Street
- Red: MetroWest Community Federal Credit Union, 200 Concord Street
- Orange: May Hall, Framingham State University
- Yellow: 1609 Concord Street
- Green: Framingham Public Library loading dock, 49 Lexington Street
- Medium blue: Avenue C, Eastleigh Farm
- Purple: Mural behind ATAC, 160 Hollis Street
(Have a bright purple garage door, a brilliant yellow hedge on your property, or a brightly-painted kitchen wall? Private locations work too, as long as you have permission to be there!)
After you submit your photo to http://bit.ly/Framingham-Pride-2021, we suggest that you follow @outmetrowest, post your photo on social media using the hashtag #FraminghamProgressFlag and #FraminghamPride or go to www.FraminghamMa.gov/Pride for updates!
Have questions about this project?
Email Lara Vilahomat at the Framingham Public Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.