NUTLEY, NJ - All the colors of the rainbow. They're on the LGBTQ+ Pride flag. This month they were found on the pathways of Nutley's municipal parks during 2020 LGBTQ+ Pride Month with messages of support, encouragement, and pride.
The Township formally proclaimed June 2020 LGBTQ+ Pride Month at the June 4 Board of Commissioners meeting. This was the second year that the township made the proclamation, the first was in 2019.
Hosted by 'Nutley Pride,' chalking events provided opportunities for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their supporters and allies to come together to create something beautiful. Founders Rhonda Frobose and Patrick Koslecki were instrumental in organizing Nutley Pride. Nutley Pride board member Angelica Midolo is the key proponent of the chalk art events.
Among those who contributed their talents, was NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. Read: NJ Attorney General Grewal 'Chalks It Up To Love' With Nutley Pride
Earlier this month, someone yarn-bombed the fence at Yanticaw Park near the Nutley Public Library: Read: Yarn Bomber Strikes in Nutley Ahead of LGBT Pride Month
Photos in this series were taken over the course of the month.
On the last weekend of May, supporters of Black Lives Matter turned Memorial Park into social justice pathway. Read: Social Justice Activists Take To Nutley Memorial Park To Speak Out Against Racial Injustice
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