To mark the start of Pride Month, city officials, community leaders, and local residents gathered at the steps of City Hall in Reading Tuesday evening to raise the Pride Flag.

The ceremony is the kickoff of a 30 day line-up of local Pride events throughout the month of June, including the first Rainbow Crawl of West Reading; a foster and adoption fair with local adoption agencies; a movie night; Pride “Play Days;” and drag events at the Reading Distilling Guild. The full list of events can be found at: lgbtcenterofreading.com.

Special guests and speakers included Enrique Castro, President of Reading Pride Celebration, Eddie Moran, Mayor of the City of Reading, State Senator Judy Schwank, State Representative Manny Guzmán, Reading Council Member Donna Reed, and Michelle Dech, Executive Director of the LGBT Center of Greater Reading.

In addition, throughout the month, the LGBT Center of Greater Reading will commemorate the history of the LGBT community, significant events, and critical points of interest to today’s LGBTQIA+ community members and their allies through videos, photos, articles, and more.

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