In an effort to be inclusive and welcoming to all Charlestown residents, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards and Representative Dan Ryan are partnering with the Flatley Company to host the 2nd annual flag raising at the Schrafft’s building. This year’s event is changed to an outdoor ceremony only with socially-distant precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“As we celebrate LGBTQ+ pride month, it’s important to celebrate our neighbors here in Charlestown who have only made our community better and brighter,” said Councilor Edwards. “It’s important that we intentionally create space in today’s political climate to celebrate love, progress, and inclusivity. I look forward to the ceremony and thank the Flatley Company for hosting.”
“I want to thank Councilor Edwards and the LGBTQ community within Charlestown for initiating this event last year,” said Rep Ryan. “Folks in Charlestown have a deep history of supporting their neighbors. That admirable trait needs to extend to everyone. This week’s Supreme Court decision is a great example of how important these events are and the united message it sends.”
“The Schrafft’s City Center is pleased to participate and hoist the annual LGBTQ flag for the Charlestown community,” said Bill Bush Vice President of the Flatley Company.
The event will take place on Friday, June 26, at 12:30 p.m. outside the Schrafft’s Building located at 529 Main Street near the fire station. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, access to the Schrafft’s building is prohibited and the ceremony will take place outside.