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Newark to Raise LGBTQIA Flag in Honor of Pride Week Celebrations

By rlsmetro on

Newark City officials, the City’s LGBTQ Concerns Advisory Commission, Newark Pride, Inc., and other dignitaries will hold a Pride Flag-Raising Ceremony as part of the 16th  Annual Newark LGBTQIA+ Pride Week today at 6 p.m. in the City Hall First Floor Rotunda, 920 Broad Street.

Officials said rainbow progressive flag, a universal symbol of LGBTQIA+ pride and inclusion, will fly outside City Hall for the duration of the 16th annual Newark LGBTQIA Pride Week.


Mayor Baraka has made a firm commitment to supporting the needs and equality of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

The City of Newark created it’s first-ever LGBTQ Commission 10 years ago. This year marks the 16th anniversary of Newark’s pride and celebrates the accomplishments and progress of Newark and the global community regarding LGBTQIA+ advancement and inclusion.

After the flag-raising, there will be a reception at Nico Kitchen and Bar at NJPAC as we kick off Newark LGBTQIA Pride Week events.

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