PRIDE flag to fly over New Bedford City Hall

After reading some confusing social media posts, New Bedford Now sought and got confirmation that the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBTQ June Pride month, will fly over New Bedford’s City Hall.

City of New Bedford Public Information Officer Jonathan Carvalho wrote to us, “Yes, it will be raised on Thursday, June 13 in conjunction with the AHA! Pride Night, along with all the other businesses/organizations participating this year. It will remain up through June 28, the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.”

Carvalho also wrote that “City Hall and the Elm Street Garage, which have exterior lighting that can be changed, are lit in honor of Pride Month for the month of June.”

He also wanted to make the public aware that City Hall will have a few days during June when it is lit orange for gun violence awareness month.

Pictured: AHA! New Bedford director Lee Heald dropping off a rainbow flag to Dena Haden at the Co-Creative Center on Union Street, Wednesday June 5, 2019. AHA! partners will have the option to fly the rainbow flag instead of the traditional AHA! flag to mark its first Pride-themed month.