The fundraiser has now ended, and we are SO GRATEFUL to those who sponsored this initiative and purchased flags. Happy Pride!
Marblehead Pride: Front Yard Flag Celebration & Fundraiser!
Proceeds to benefit SPUR & nAGLY
Flag Display Celebration Dates: Saturday, 6/13 - Tuesday, 6/30, 2020
Flag Pick-Up Date & Location: Saturday, 6/13, 9am - 11am, Creative Spirit, 80 Washington St, Marblehead
Cost: $5 suggested donation for each flag
Flag Size: 12" x 18"
THE PURPOSE OF THIS CELEBRATION
As a follow up to last year's first LGBTQ pride flag raising at Abbot Hall in Marblehead, MA, Creative Spirit and Marblehead resident, Carol Roby ("ringleader" of WOM - Women of Marblehead), have developed a COVID alternative initiative: To have small rainbow pride flags available for Marblehead residents to place in their front yards or businesses during the month of June, starting on Saturday June 13, 2020! In this way, we will celebrate our town's LGBTQ community and the purpose of Pride. Also, this initiative is a great way to promote togetherness and community and to decrease isolation and abuse risk, which are on the rise since COVID-19 began.
To cover the cost of the flags, we are asking for a donation of $5 per flag. All remaining proceeds will be donated to Marblehead's SPUR, a multi-generation volunteer and youth enrichment program, and nAGLY (North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ+ Youth).
HOW TO GET YOUR FLAG & PARTICIPATE
Please join us on Saturday, June 13, 9am – 11am, at Creative Spirit, 80 Washington Street, Marblehead, to pick up your flag and make your donation (cash or check only). You may also reserve your flag in advance by making your donation today using the Paypal button above!
Please display your flags (size: 12"x18") at your homes on your front lawns, porches, doors and mailboxes. Businesses are also encouraged to participate! We have a limited supply of flags, and we ask for a limit of 2 flags per household/business.
HOW TO BE A SPONSOR
We are asking for sponsor donations to both cover the cost of the flags with remaining proceeds to be donated to SPUR, a multi-generation volunteer and youth enrichment program, and nAGLY (North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ+ Youth). Thank you for your consideration!
WHAT IS PRIDE?
Gay pride, or LGBTQ pride, is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people as a social group. Pride is a global celebration, taking place annually each June. The impetus for pride was the Stonewall riots, a series of demonstrations by members of the gay community in response to a police raid which took place in June 1969 in and around The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NY. The riots were a positive turning point for the LGBTQ community in gaining a larger voice and influence for rights and basic freedoms.