Huntington Recognizes Pride Month With Flag Raising

The Town of Huntington raised a flag Monday at Huntington Village Green in celebration of Pride Month.

Councilman Mark Cuthbertson said  the flag stands “as a symbol of the town’s commitment to a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all in the Town of Huntington.

“Today, as we raise the Pride flag, we want to celebrate everyone’s freedom to love who they love unconditionally,” he said.

“June 12 marks five years that a gunman opened fire on a crowd at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and wounding 53 marking the deadliest attack against LGBTQ plus people in the United States. This past Saturday, President Joe Biden announced his plans to make the Pulse
Nightclub a national memorial to honor the victims. The House and Senate
unanimously passed the legislation

“Clearly there is still work to be done but…we can see that change is happening.”

Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci presented a  proclamation declaring June Pride Month in Huntington. Also participating were students from Elwood John Glenn High School and Huntington High School, David Kilmnick of the LGBT Network, Town Receiver of Taxes Jillian Guthman, Town Clerk Andrew Raia and Highway Supervisor Kevin Orelli.

 

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