Mayor Driscoll Kicks-Off Pride Month with Salem Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

Salem PrideThe Salem Pride Flag Raising Ceremony will take place on June 3rd.
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Salem Pride at Riley Plaza, Friday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. Check out the photos of the ceremony here.

SALEM, Mass.—Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, along with local officials and community groups, will kick-off Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month in Salem with a Pride Flag Raising Ceremony at Riley Plaza on, Friday, June 3rd at 10:30 a.m.

Salem resident and LGBTQ activist Gary “Gigi” Gill donated pride flags to the City to be flown above Riley Plaza and Salem City Hall. On Friday, June 3rd, Gigi will continue this tradition and Mayor Driscoll invites the Salem and North Shore community to come together to help raise the flags and celebrate Salem’s proud diversity.

The City is also preparing for the 5th Annual North Shore Pride Parade & Festival in Salem on June 25th, 2016. For more information, please visit

The flag raising ceremony is open to the public and will consist of a brief speaking program, including an interfaith prayer and song, followed by the raising of the pride flags at Riley Plaza.

What:              Salem Pride Flag Raising Ceremony   

When:             Friday, June 3rd at 10:30am  

Where:            Riley Plaza, Downtown Salem at 9 North St, Salem, MA 01970    

Who:              Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and General Public

Photos of the event can be found here.

[From a News Release]

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