Saratoga Springs celebrates LGBTQ community with Pride events, banners and window stickers
Saratoga Pride is honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in a big way this month. On Sunday, June 16, the organization is to host the 5th Annual Pride Celebration from 1 to 4 pm at High Rock Park Pavilion. Eventgoers can enjoy live music, information from community organizations, crafts, photo ops and more. Pride celebrations will continue at Bailey’s at 4 pm. Where appetizer will be served and $5 donation is requested. All are welcome. Additional Pride events hosted in Saratoga can be found on SaratogaPride.com.
“Saratoga Pride is excited to offer an expanded program of events during Pride Month 2019. There are 25 community organizations and businesses tabling at the annual festival on June 16, along with musical performers and fun activities for children and families.” Stated Cindy Swadba, volunteer for Saratoga Pride.
Throughout June, Pride flags will hang on Broadway street lamps in downtown Saratoga Springs. The flags, now displayed for the 4th consecutive year, represent Saratoga as an inclusive community and welcome LGBTQIA+ individuals to the area.
Additionally, Saratoga Pride is working with local organizations to encourage their support of the LGBTQ community with one-of-a-kind rainbow horse window stickers. The stickers will be distributed to any Saratoga organization interested. Businesses that are already utilizing the Pride stickers include Northshire Bookstore and Solevo Kitchen + Social. Businesses can pick up a sticker at the Annual Pride Celebration or by reaching out to Cindy Swadba at firstname.lastname@example.org