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Celebrate Ridgefield Pride in the Park this June

Pride in the Park

Join us in celebrating Pride Month this June at Pride in the Park on Saturday, June 4th, 2022! June is Pride Month and we are looking forward to celebrating the LGBTQ community this year with Ridgefield CT Pride. In addition to joining in on the fun at Pride in the Park, we invite you to learn more about Ridgefield CT Pride’s support groups, resources, Pride Perks and other important initiatives in our community.

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Happy Pride Month, Ridgefield!

 

Pride Flag Raising Ceremony
To begin the celebration, join Ridgefield for the Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on June 1, 2022 at 9:00 am in front of the flag pole at Ridgefield Town Hall. Ridgefield CT Pride along with Ridgefield Allies, Ridgefield’s First Selectman, Rudy Marconi, State Representative Aimee Berger-Girvalo, State Senator Will Haskell, State Senator Julie Kushner, and others will raise the Pride Progress flag which will fly high in front of Town Hall for the month of June.

“By displaying the Pride Progress flag at Ridgefield Town Hall during Pride Month, Ridgefield celebrates the LGBTQIA+ members of our community and shows solidarity with ongoing struggles for human rights and human dignity.” – First Selectman, Rudy Marconi

Pride in the Park
Join Ridgefield CT Pride for their annual Pride in the Park event on Saturday, June 4th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at Ballard Park! Families, residents, and community members are welcome to join this joyful event featuring a celebration with live music and performances, arts and crafts, photo station, lawn games, raffles, and more. The Pride March will begin at 1:00pm at the Ballard Park gazebo. The event will be held rain or shine (the rain location is the Yanity Gym at 60 Prospect Street, Ridgefield, CT). Pride in the Park provides support to the Ridgefield Public Schools’ Genders and Sexualities Alliance Clubs.

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Why acceptance matters
According to the Trevor Project’s 2022 Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health:
– LGBTQ youth who live in a community that is accepting of LGBTQ people reported significantly lower rates of attempting suicide than those who do not
– Nearly 2 in 5 LGBTQ youth reported living in a community that is somewhat or very unaccepting of LGBTQ people
– LGBTQ youth who report having at least one accepting adult were 40% less likely to report a suicide attempt in the past year (Trevor Project 2019 report)
 

“Ridgefield CT Pride is working to ensure that all of our LGBTQ+ community members, allies, family and friends know that they are valued and cared about, not just one day a year, but every day. Pride in the Park and Pride month offer opportunities for our community including individuals and businesses to come together and show our support for our LGBTQ+ neighbors. Pride Support Groups offer ongoing support for our LGBTQ+ youth and their families. We are all unique in our own ways and that is what makes us special. Diversity is a strength!”– Alisa Trachtenberg, Ridgefield CT Pride

Support Groups
In addition to hosting Ridgefield’s annual Pride in the Park, Ridgefield CT Pride also provides ongoing support throughout the year through two monthly support groups that serve the CT and NY communities.  The LGBTQ+ Youth group meets the first Monday of the month and offers support to LGBTQ+ Youth. The LGBTQ+ Family group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month and is designed to support family and friends of people in the LGBTQ community. For more information on the support groups, please contact [email protected].

Pride Perks Card
Show your support by purchasing the 2022 Pride Perks Card for exclusive offers from local businesses in Ridgefield. Your contribution supports Ridgefield CT Pride’s expenses related to Pride in the Park, support groups, and basic organizational expenses. Thank you for your support!

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About Ridgefield CT Pride
Ridgefield CT Pride is a non-profit organization with the mission to “celebrate our LGBTQ+ community, to educate, promote awareness, understanding, and acceptance of this community as well as to provide support for both LGBTQ+ individuals and their friends and family.” Ridgefield CT Pride was created in 2019 and falls under the Friends of Ridgefield Community Programs umbrella.
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Share your Pride in the Park celebration with us by tagging @inridgefield and @ridgefieldctpride

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