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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham held an hour-long celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride today, June 13 at the plaza in front of the Memorial Building.

Mayor Yvonne Spicer raised the Progress Pride flag at the Memorial Building.

SOURCE will have a slideshow and a full report on the event later.

Designed by Daniel Quasarin June 2018, the progress Pride flag is a redesign of the traditional LGBTQ+ flag.

While retaining the common six-stripe rainbow design as a base, the “Progress” variation adds a chevron along the hoist that features black, brown, light blue, pink, and white stripes to bring those communities (marginalized people of color, trans individuals, and those living with HIV/AIDS and those who have been lost) to the forefront; “the arrow points to the right to show forward movement, while being along the left edge shows that progress still needs to be made.

In 2019, the City of Framingham flew the LGBTQ+ Pride flag for the first time.

Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay told the crowd that the Framingham School Committee unanimously approved flying the LGBTQ+ Pride flag at every school during the school year, not just in October and not just in June.


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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.