West Hartford Pride’s month-long celebration concludes Saturday with a rally and festival.
By Ronni Newton
The celebration of Pride Month in West Hartford has been underway since the raising of the Pride flag on Unity Green on June 1, and the full slate of activities will conclude Saturday with a rally and festival tabbed as “More than a Party.”
At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, the “Out Loud!” rally will be held on the steps of West Hartford Town Hall. Organizers said the rally will feature “the voices of our youth,” as well as West Hartford Town and state officials and federal representatives. The rally will focus on what is being done in West Hartford and in the state to protect the LGBTQIA+ community in the face of restrictive measures that are being passed elsewhere in the country.
At noon, the crowd will move to Isham Road in Blue Back Square for a joyous celebration to close out Pride Month, featuring music, dance, and other performances to engage the community. The inclusive event is intended to be welcoming to families and people of all ages, gender identities, races, sexuality, ability, and class.
“This promises to be an event where everyone can see a piece of themselves celebrated and reflected back at them,” organizers said in an announcement.
A schedule of performers can be found below.
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