FRAMINGHAM – The month of June has been designated as National LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
The Mayor declared the month in the City of Framingham and raised the LGBTQ flag at the Memorial Building on June 1.
The Framingham Public Library is celebrating the month with a display of books.
Friday will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riot in Greenwich Village in New York City.
On the morning of June 28, 1969, LGBTQ individuals rioted following a police raid on the bar.
The protests and riots that continued marked the modern LGBTQ rights movement.
On June 28, 1970 the Christopher Street Liberation Day in New York and the Christopher Street West Association in Los Angeles marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and the first Gay Pride Parades in United States history