Pride flag-raising ceremony at Town Hall takes place on June 4

Pride flag-raising ceremony at Town Hall  takes place on June 4

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board will raise the Pride flag at Town Hall prior to their monthly board meeting on Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Pride Month was established in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan which was considered the turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

The North Hempstead flag raising demonstrates the town’s commitment to achieving a more open and accepting society.

“North Hempstead is a community committed to celebrating its diversity so I am pleased to announce that the Pride flag will again be raised at Town Hall,” DeSena said. “We are one town and when we come together, we create a community that is stronger, more resilient, and just a better place to live.”

Councilmember Mariann Dalimonte added, “The Pride Flag is a rainbow, specifically because it’s a symbol of diversity and hope. So, we proudly raise this flag and show the world that North Hempstead is a beacon of that hope.”

Residents are invited to attend this ceremony and meet Mr. Frank Ullman, a distinguished member of Port Washington’s Be the Rainbow, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing people together to support the LGBTQ community.

“When towns like North Hempstead raise the flag, we know that these are communities that place a high value on diversity and acceptance. It means North Hempstead is a welcoming home to everyone,” Ullman said.

For more information, please call 311.

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