NUTLEY, NJ  - Town hall was lit up with the colors of the rainbow flag Monday night in honor of Pride Month.

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

Two American presidents have formally acknowledged Pride month with proclamations while in office: William J. Clinton and Barack Obama. In 2019, Donald J. Trump marked Pride month with a tweet. 

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 LGBT rights movements.