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By Jack Emberley
FRAMINGHAM – State Representative Jack Patrick Lewis hosted a Pride Celebration at Exhibit A Bewing Company in Framingham on Thursday night, June 27.
This was a sendoff for the end of June, which is widely recognized as Pride Month.
Rep. Lewis attended with his husband, Brent.
Mini Bites Factory provided food to accompany Exhibit A’s beverages and ice cream, and sundae toppings provided by Jack’s team.
The event was held the day before the 50th anneversary of the Stonewall Riots, which in 1969 launched the modern gay pride movement.
Rep. Lewis recognized that lots of progress has been made for gay rights and acceptance, in the last five decades.
However, he hopes to continue to make a better and safer world for all people by advocating for anti-bullying programs and medically accurate sexual health education for teens in Massachusetts.
Rep. Lewis, who presents all of Ashland and one-third of Framingham’s 18 Precincts, is the lead sponsor on a bill which will allow access to HIV prevention medication for younger people.
Multi-media report by Jack Emberley, including video and photos.