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RIDGEFIELD – To kick off Pride Month in June, Ridgefield CT Pride members along with state and local leaders and groups will come together to raise the Pride Progress Flag during the city’s inaugural Pride Flag Raising Ceremony. .

The ceremony will be held June 1 at 9 a.m. at Ridgefield City Hall, 400 Main Street.

Participants are asked to meet near the mast.

The flag will fly high in front of City Hall for the month of June.

Those expected to attend the ceremony include Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, State Rep. Aimee Berger-Girvalo, D-Ridgefield and State Sens. Will Haskell, D-Westport and Julie Kushner, D-Danbury.

The Pride Progress flag was created by American Daniel Quasar in 2018 as a more inclusive variant of the rainbow flag that has long been a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community, according to a statement.

The Pride Progress Flag features the six colors of the internationally recognized rainbow flag (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple), plus five new colors (pink, white, teal, brown, and black) to represent and increase the visibility of the marginalized. groups within the LGBTQIA+ community.

The five new colors are arranged in a right-pointing chevron shape, both for prominence and to point to the future.

Other Pride Month events in June include:

June 3 – PRIDE Shabbat, 6-7:30 p.m. at Congregation Shir Shalom in Ridgefield. For more information, contact [email protected]

Ridgefield’s annual Pride in the Park on June 4 starting at noon at 3 p.m., with a walk around the park from 1 p.m.

June 1-30 – Ridgefield Library

Display around the library of resources and books for all ages

the Pride Perks card is also available and offers discounts.

For a full list of Pride Month events, visit