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Enjoying the fruits of their labor on Saturday, June 4, organizers of the first-ever Stanford Pride Day were, from left, back row, Donnie Roberts, Lynn Massimo, Betsy Pugh, Carlos Parreira, Steve Bruman and Geneva Simms (with son Lux) and front row, from left, Diane Duffus, Lynn Tondrick and Tom Ambler. Photo submitted

Harlem Valley stands with LGBTQ community: Stanford Pride Day has strong showing of support

STANFORDVILLE — Stanford Pride held its first annual Pride event on Saturday, June 4, starting 12:30 p.m. at the Stanford Town Hall, with a reading of a Proclamation by Deputy Director of Constituency Affairs Matthew McMorrow. He proclaimed the month of June to officially be Pride Month in the state of New York and in the town of Stanford. Numerous residents and supporters of the LGBTQ movement attended to witness the historic moment.

A caravan of vehicles sporting rainbow Pride flags then headed in the direction of Bangallworks on the pleasant day for an outdoor picnic, which was attended by more than 80 community members. The festive event featured live music, tasty food, refreshing beverages and lots of community spirit and pride.

The day’s activities lasted until 4 p.m., after which all present seemed to agree the inaugural Pride event was a great success, and should be instituted as an annual tradition in the town.

— Judith O’Hara Balfe

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