by Travis Clark, Saratogian
SARATOGA SPRINGS >> When one drives or walks down Broadway in Saratoga Springs, they may notice the Saratoga Pride flags waving up and down the street. They are more than a symbol of solidarity between the city and its local LGBT+ community; that would signify that those are two separate entities.
In reality, Saratoga Springs and its local LGBT+ individuals are one community and that was evident at Tuesday night’s vigil in Congress Park honoring those lost in the Orlando, Fla. mass shooting.
Saratoga Pride, an affiliate of the Pride Center of the Capitol Region in Albany, is a group dedicated to building a supportive environment for LGBT+ individuals within Saratoga Springs.
The vigil featured several speakers including Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yespen, who reminded the crowd that Tuesday was Flag Day and said she was proud of the Pride flag and American flag waving together.