VILLAGE OF PITTSFORD WELCOMES ALL FOR PRIDE MONTH

Progress Pride Flag to be Raised at Village Hall 

PITTSFORD, NY, June 1, 2021 — On June 1, the Village of Pittsford is raising the Progress Pride Flag to commemorate June as Pride Month.  On hand will be local elected officials and students from the local Gay Student Alliance chapters of the Pittsford Schools.  This is the first time that the flag has been raised at Village Hall to support those from the LGBTQIA+ community.  A brief ceremony will start at 3:00.  

The Village Board of Trustees approved the banner in a 5-0 vote at its last meeting on May 25, 2021.  “This action sends a message that the Village of Pittsford is an inclusive community,” said Mayor Alysa Plummer.  “We are welcoming and supportive to all.”    

NY State Senator Samra Brouk (SD-55), Chair of the Senate Committee on Mental Health: “As someone who grew up in Pittsford, I am proud to kick off Pride Month by celebrating Pittsford Village’s decision to commemorate the ongoing pursuit of equal justice for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. This flag is a symbol of our commitment to be more inclusive of the expansive breath of identity within our community.”

The banner was a gift from a community member and will be displayed for the entire month of June.  See below for a copy of a Proclamation for Pride month, also passed at the May 25th Board of Trustees meeting.  

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Village Proclamation for Pride Month 

June 1, 2021 

To the people who live in, work in, and visit Pittsford Village, 

June is Pride Month, and Pittsford Village continues to strive to be welcoming to and supportive of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Pittsford Village Sees You and Supports You.

LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Intersex, and Asexual) Pride Month commemorates the events of June 1969, centered around The Stonewall Inn.  The month serves to remind us all that work has been done and needs to be done to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for those who identify as LGBTQIA+.

We choose to fly the Pride flag for the month of June, to show that support, to say to all of our stakeholders that Pittsford Village is a welcome place for the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. 

The Pride banner is particularly moving because its multitude of colors and symbols have clear meaning.  We urge you to do the research yourself to learn of the specific meanings included in the banner. 

Happy Pride Month to All, 

Mayor Plummer

Deputy Mayor Stetzer

Trustee Keating

Trustee Lanphear

Trustee Leitgeb