Starting Wednesday, June 12, the Village of Pelham will fly a rainbow Pride flag outside the Village Hall for the next month, in response to a letter from Pelham citizens requesting it.

At the Village Board meeting on June 11, Mayor Chance Mullen made it clear that the decision to fly the flag is not a political act.

“I view this as an act of kindness and inclusion at a time when we need that,” said Mayor Mullen. “Everyone in the Village of Pelham should know that regardless of what awaits you outside, this is home.”

Commemorating the Stonewall Riots that began on June 28, 1969, the entire month of June was selected as Pride Month, a month to celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual people, plus all other sexual orientations and genders.

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