FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham will celebrate Pride Month by raising the traditional rainbow Pride flag on June 1, and hold a Progress Pride ceremony on Sunday, June 13.
During the month of June, the City of Framingham will light the Memorial Building at 150 Concord Street in the Progress Pride flag colors in rotation.
The Progress Pride flag retains the standard six-stripe rainbow design as its base and adds black and brown to recognize marginalized people of color, as well as light blue, pink, and white chevron, which are used on the Transgender Pride flag.
“Due to technical and safety reasons, the building cannot be lit in black and brown,” said the City of Framingham in a press release.
On Sunday, June 13 at 1 p.m, the City will host a Progress Pride ceremony on the plaza in front of the Memorial Building.
At the ceremony, the City will lower the traditional Pride flag and raise the new Progress Pride flag in solidarity of inclusivity and with broader representation for the first time.
The City will share Progress Peace flags, t-shirts, and other swag, said the City in a press release.
Following remarks from City and School officials, a representative from Framingham’s religious community, and students, a year-long Progress Pride community project will be announced, said the City in a press release.