NUTLEY, NJ - The community is invited to celebrate Pride month with “Nutley PRIDE” at an illuminating event that will include a public reading of the Township of Nutley Pride Month proclamation tonight at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn at town hall. 

Nutley Pride states "All are welcome ! We want to see you, we want to hear you, and we want to celebrate with you! We are excited to share this space with our community." 

June is Pride Month in the United States. The month was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riot in 1969.

Three American presidents have formally acknowledged Pride month with proclamations while in office: William J. Clinton, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden.  

Often called Gay Pride month, it was first marked in the Township of Nutley in 2019 when a resolution was passed by the Board of Commissioners. The goal of the month is to promote  self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBTQ+ rights movements.

Tonight's event takes place at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn at Nutley Town Hall. 

On Saturday, June 12, join friends, supports, and allies of Nutley Pride for the second annual 'Chalk It Up To Love' event in Memorial Park. 

Related Article: Nutley Proclaims June 2021 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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