THE CITY OF MELROSE will be honoring and celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month by holding two upcoming “Show Your Pride” events next week.

 

MELROSE — The city will be honoring and celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month by holding two upcoming “Show Your Pride” events next week.

Mayor Paul Brodeur and the Melrose Human Rights Commission are hosting the events.

On Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m., residents will have the opportunity to join Mayor Brodeur at City Hall at the Essex Street entrance as the Commission and the city raise the Pride Flag in honor of the city’s commitment to be “One Community, Open to All” and in recognition of the importance of supporting and celebrating all Melrosians.

On Friday, June 10 from 5 – 7:30 p.m., residents can bring the entire family to a fun, interactive event at the Beebe Estate lawn. The event will include food, music, face painting, art activities and more. Residents can find more information about the event at www.facebook.com/MelroseHRC and www.cityofmelrose.org/.

“As we continue to deal with many troubling issues both nationally and globally, the Melrose Human Rights Commission is excited to host the upcoming Pride events this month and to continue our annual Pride celebrations in an effort to promote inclusivity and strengthen community ties,” said Human Rights Commission Chair Mike Stankavish.

The Melrose Human Rights Commission, established in 1992, offers events, advocacy and programming in support of human and civil rights, with the goal of reinforcing a positive atmosphere in the community.

“I’m excited to continue our Pride traditions alongside the Human Rights Commission, our LGBTQ+ partners, leaders, advocates and allies,” said Brodeur. “By taking this time to celebrate and recognize the wonderfully diverse and resilient members of our community, we join our LGBTQ+ as allies in the fight against discrimination — and for equality for all. I’m grateful to the Melrose Human Rights Commission for their efforts to support Melrose’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion of all people.”