LGBTQIA+ Pride Banners!

This year, for the first time, Arlington proudly flew LGBTQIA+ Pride banners in the town center! They were up for the month of September. Next year, they’ll be displayed throughout the month of June. We want to offer our sincerest thanks to all those who generously donated to the LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission for the purchase of our banners, which will be used for years to come.

Arlington-Belmont Crew Team

Arlington Human Rights Commission

Laurie Caldwell & Anna Watson

Calvary Church, United Methodist

Ellenhorn LLC

State Senator Cindy Friedman

Patricia and Edward Harlow

David Lenoir Homes

Krattenmaker O’Connor & Ingber PC

Lisa Krinsky

State Rep. Sean Garballey

Bill Gardiner

Molly & Daniel Gillis

Mel Goldsipe

S.R. Nelson Marrufo

Charlotte and James Milan

Heather Phelps

State Rep. Dave Rogers

Andy Rubinson and Robert Davison

Elaine Shea – In honor of her grandchild

Cynthia S. Tavilla, PSY.D.

Richard and Patty Jo Watson

Attorney Mary Winstanley O’Connor

Select Board approves LGBTQIA+ Pride Proclamation

On Monday June 8, 2020, the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Rainbow Commission went before the Select Board and were given approval for our June 2020 Pride Month Proclamation. Recognizing and standing in solidarity with communities of color, particularly Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color who continue to suffer constant injustice, we felt it important to draw the comparison with the Stonewall riots and the following fight for equality that continues to this day. You can read the full proclamation here.