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City raises Pride Flag in celebration of Pride Month

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City staff and community members gathered outside City Hall to raise the Pride Flag and celebrate Pride Month

 

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City of Everett staff and community members gathered outside City Hall to raise the Pride Flag in celebration of Pride Month. Leading the ceremony, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Simone Holyfield welcomed attendees and shared the history of Pride Month in the United States. Following Holyfield’s remarks, Mayor Carlo DeMaria spoke about the importance of recognizing and celebrating Pride Month in Everett.

“Everett is a community that is welcoming to everyone,” said Mayor DeMaria. “Raising the Pride Flag at City Hall demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring Everett is for everyone.”

Following the ceremony, attendees gathered inside the Keverian Room in Everett City Hall to continue the celebration with music, refreshments, treats and goodies for all.

Pride Month is celebrated throughout the month of June every year to recognize and commemorate the contributions of those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. As part of the Everett for Everyone initiative, the City proudly celebrates Everett’s diversity and seeks to ensure that residents of all backgrounds feel welcome and are recognized in the community.

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