A MONTH OF
THE CITY OF SALISBURY AND SALISBURY PFLAG ANNOUNCE PRIDE MONTH SCHEDULE FOR 2021
2021 LIST OF PRIDE MONTH EVENTS
Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony - June 1st, 12:00-1:00 p.m., 125 South Division Street. Join us for this uplifting ceremony. We will be handing out mini flags and information. Opportunity to sign/decorate ribbons to be used in the Ribbons of Pride community art project will be provided. Sign language interpretation provided by Semaj.
Community Project Ribbons of Pride - June 5th, 12:00-2:00 p.m., 115 South Division Street outside Delmarva Now. Be part of this exciting community art project that will be on display throughout the month of June.
Pride Happy Hour - June 9th, 4:00-7:00 p.m., The Brick Room, 116 North Division Street. Meet, mingle, and celebrate during our happy hour event at the Brick Room in downtown Salisbury. This event is for individuals age 21 and over.
5th Anniversary of Pulse Remembrance - June 12th, 8:00-9:00 p.m., The Riverwalk Amphitheater 210 South Salisbury Boulevard. On June 12, the nation will mark five years since the tragedy in Orlando. This serves as a moment to reflect on the progress that has been made since the shooting, pause to honor the lives of the 49 people who were shot and killed, the 58 others who were injured, and the many more affected. The event will feature speakers, musical performances, lighting of 107 luminaries to represent those killed or injured at Pulse, the reading of the 49 names of those killed, and a moment of silence.
PFLAG Community Meeting - June 14th, 6:30-8:00 p.m., The Ward Museum 909 South Schumaker Drive
PFLAG and Pride at 3rd Friday - June 18th, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Downtown Salisbury Art and Entertainment District. Stop by our table where we will be giving away free goodies.
Salisbury PFLAG Presents Panel Discussion: The Black LGBTQ+ Experience - June 20th, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Zoom
Drag Show at The Warehouse - June 25th, 9:00-11:59 p.m., The Warehouse 1147 South Salisbury Boulevard
Rainbow Crosswalk Repainting and Block Party - June 26th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Located between South Division and Market Street in front of the Wicomico Public Library. The City of Salisbury made history in 2018 by unveiling the first rainbow crosswalk in the State of Maryland. It remains Maryland's only rainbow crosswalk to this day. In 2021, we will make history again as our beloved crosswalk evolves. Come join us, and our friends at Transliance, as we repaint the crosswalk and add the progress pride colors as well as a trans crosswalk section giving us the first transgender and progress pride crosswalks in the State and one of only a small handful in the entire nation. Salisbury PFLAG will provide snacks, drinks, paint, and supplies, and no costs will be incurred by the City. Music, drag story hour, and more will be provided.
PRIDE MONTH in the City of Salisbury is a joyful celebration of diversity and inclusion. Whether you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a family member, or an ally, we welcome you to join us. PRIDE is for everyone. Please join us, and we guarantee you will have a great time and be enthusiastically received. With the exception of the happy hour, which is for adults age 21 and over, all activities are family-friendly and designed for individuals of all ages.
highlights OF PRIDE MONTH 2021
While the Covid-19 pandemic may have made large-scale mass gatherings of thousands unfeasible this June, it has not diminished the spirit of Pride in the City of Salisbury. In a joint partnership, the City of Salisbury and Salisbury PFLAG, which organizes Salisbury Pride, are pleased to announce a full month of exciting events scheduled for Pride Month. All activities are open to the public and serve as community-building events purposed to increase visibility, celebrate diversity, strengthen alliances, and advance equality.
The calendar of events is diverse and designed to appeal to families, adults, and individuals of all ages. Highlights of the Pride Month schedule include the raising of the rainbow flag in Downtown Salisbury, a participatory public art project, the 5th anniversary of Pulse remembrance event, a panel discussion, a drag show, repainting Maryland’s only rainbow crosswalk and block party, and more. The goals of the schedule of Pride Month events are to celebrate the City of Salisbury's commitment to increasing visibility of LGBTQ+ people, represent the wide diversity of people in our LGBTQ+ community here on the Shore, build and strengthen alliances with allies, acknowledge the heritage and legacy of LGBT+ people, and to work towards full equality and liberation.