2nd Annual Gay Pride Flag Raising Ceremony to be Held in Richmond Hill on June 6th


QUEENS, NY – The 2nd annual official Gay Pride Flag Raising Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 5 pm, in the Richmond Hill-South Ozone Park area.

The following is a press release from the Richmond Hill-South Ozone Park Lions Club:

On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 5 PM, the Richmond Hill-South Ozone Park Lions Club, in collaboration with the Ozone Park Howard Beach Woodhaven Lions Club, the Ozone Park-Woodhaven Kiwanis Club, and the Ozone Park Residents Block Association-ozpkrba, with the blessings and support of US Congress Member Nydia Velasquez (7), NYS Senator
Joseph Addabbo (15), NYS Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer-Amato (23), NYS Assembly Member Jenifer Rajkumar (38), Queens Boro President Donovan Richards, NYC Council Member Lynn Schulman (29), NYC Council Member Joann Ariola (32) will host the 2nd annual official Gay Pride Flag Raising Ceremony.

The event is the only official event that celebrates Pride in or around any of our communities on public land.

The event will be held at the Richmond Hill Triangle located at 133 Street & 103 Ave & Liberty Ave. We will start at 5:00 PM. The event will start off Pride Month, during which we officially raise the Pride flag to show our support for Gay Pride Month.

According to the press release, this is a huge accomplishment for our community to be the first to raise a flag to honor Gay Pride Month in our very diverse communities. We ask that you join us for this momentous occasion.

We are asking the press to consider covering this event because it represents a shift in our ever-growing diverse neighborhoods that represents acceptance and tolerance. It is important to send out a message of inclusion for anyone struggling with their sexuality at a time when people voice hate and hateful comments.

We need to send a message to our diverse community in culture, religion, and old-fashioned, outdated ideals that we need to be inclusive to everyone, and the days of hate and racism in every way are no longer accepted.

And what a way to show this but to raise a Gay flag during Pride month in memory of all those that died before us, all those that fight the struggle today, and all that will come after us.

Please come and support this monumental occasion where we raise the Gay flag in a public triangle.

For further information, please call: Romeo Hitlall 917-749-7700, Sam Esposito 929-233-8107