Community Affirming Events

Welcome to the heartwarming tapestry of community-affirming events in the vibrant city of Framingham. This page is a celebration of the diverse and inclusive spirit that defines our city, where a rich array of occasions come together to weave a narrative of unity, acceptance, and empowerment.

From the resplendent colors of Pride to the profound significance of Juneteenth,  to the poignant Disability Flag Raising ceremony, Framingham stands as a shining example of a community that embraces its differences and thrives on the strength of its togetherness.

Join us as we explore the remarkable events that uplift, educate, and inspire, shedding light on the collective commitment to progress, equality, and understanding that defines Framingham's character. Through these affirming gatherings, we come together to amplify voices, share stories, and forge connections that make our city an ever-welcoming and harmonious tapestry of humanity.

  1. Pride Celebration
  2. Juneteenth
  3. Disability Flag Raising
  4. Indigenous People Day
  5. Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon
  6. Women's History Month

Framingham PRIDE Celebration

Year after year, Framingham proudly hosts a vibrant "PRIDE Celebration" that serves as a beacon of support and solidarity for the LGBTQIA+ community within our city. This annual gathering provides a dedicated space for upliftment and acknowledgment, honoring the rich diversity and stories that shape our community.

Central to the event is the symbolic raising of the "Pride Progress Flag," a design conceived in 2018 by talented graphic designer Daniel Quasar. In addition to the traditional rainbow hues, this flag introduces a dynamic arrow or chevron formation, incorporating five new colors: black, brown, light blue, pink, and white.

The occasion marks a remarkable opportunity for the Framingham community to come together, commemorating the strides made and recognizing the ongoing journey toward comprehensive rights for the LGBTQIA+ community.

The festivities include:

  • Engaging LGBTQIA+ inclusive booths with complimentary giveaways.
  • Enlivening beats courtesy of a skilled DJ.
  • Empowering speeches that inspire and unite.
  • The presence of Framingham Public Library's Bookmobile, promoting knowledge and inclusivity.
  • The chance to capture memorable moments against the backdrop of the library's pride-themed green screen.
  • Delectable snacks and refreshments to keep the celebration going strong.

Join us in this joyous event, as we celebrate progress, unity, and the ongoing pursuit of a more inclusive and equitable future.

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