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Pride Day and Month Celebrated Throughout Hudson Valley





Events werre held across the Valley recognizing Pride Day as the kickoff of Pride month. The day and month celebratie the many contributions to society that have come from the variety of gender identifications. [artoci;aru frp tje emtertaomemt sectpr bit omc;idomg talented individuals in all walks of life. Pride month is also held to show support for this community which suffers high rates of violence and suicide andl the community organizations and individuals stepping up for them and to push for a mindset of inclusivity in society.

. The first Pride March in New York City was held on June 28, 1970, on the one year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.


The first Pride March in New York City was held on June 28, 1970, on the one year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisising.


New York residents are likely to see rainbow flags, especially from June 1 to June 30 as a show of support.


The parade shown above, held in New Paltz brought thousands of. Gay, Lesbian, Trans, and Queer participants and supporters. Renita Principe Garcia, with clipboard in hand, walked about the parking lot at the New Paltz Middle School and noted the participants getting ready for the Hudson Valley Pride Coalition March prior to noon Sunday.


“The crowd is beautiful, I’m happy to see more diversity in the crowd,” said Garcia, an event organizer


“My heart is so sorrowful with everything that is going on,” she said. “It is to support our community down south, Texas, Florida, Alabama. All of those southern states, it’s so important to be aware, put it in the newspaper and advocate. We have it pretty easy here. (Mid-Hudson News))


The Town of Warwick also held a day full of Pride celebrations.








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