On Monday, June 3rd at 5:00pm, the Village of Haverstraw will continue to make history.
Alongside the Rockland County Pride Center, the Village of Haverstraw will host a ceremony to raise the LGBTQ+ Pride Flag and the Transgender Pride Flag at Haverstraw Village Hall.
The flag will be raised across from the Village Hall, at 41 New Main Street in Haverstraw.
[Please note: local press will be in attendance at this event.]
“We raise the Pride flag with great enthusiasm for the upcoming Pride Sunday event here in Haverstraw. We are, and always have been, an inclusive community that welcomes all people into our village. Pride Sunday will both showcase Haverstraw and let our own LGBTQ+ community feel pride in where they live,” said Village of Haverstraw Mayor, Michael Kohut.
The LGBTQ+ Pride Flag was created by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. The rainbow colors in the flag symbolizes diversity within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities.
The Transgender Pride Flag was created by American trans woman Monica Helms in 1999 and was first shown at a pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona, United States in 2000. The flag represents the transgender community and consists of five horizontal stripes: two light blue, two pink, and one white in the center. The flag flies proudly in villages, towns, and cities across the United States, celebrating equality and justice for all – with no exceptions.
“Having the Pride flag fly in Haverstraw is a reminder that LGBTQ+ people live in every corner of our county,” said Rockland County Pride Center Executive Director, Brooke Malloy. “It serves as a powerful statement that Rocklanders stand united against the forces of bigotry – forces that try and fail to divide us.”