Watertown Pride 2020 adding events to June celebration

wwny Watertown Pride 2020 adding events to June celebration

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A celebration of the LGBTQ community will happen again with Watertown Pride 2020.

The local group recently unveiled a logo for this June's events.

Last year, Watertown Pride set a record for having the most people attend a city flag raising ceremony. More than 400 people showed up at the first-ever flag raising ceremony in front of Watertown City Hall.

For 2020, Pride will have the same activities as last year, including the flag raising ceremony, and then add a family-day in Thompson Park called "Out in the Park," which will include a 5K color run.

"For me as a long time resident of this community, it's exciting to see the community come together to say everyone is welcome to be part of our group - our community here,"

said Mark Irwin, Watertown Pride 2020 organizer.

Watertown Pride raised $10,000 last year and donated funds to the 'Q Centers' in Watertown, Lowville and Gouverneur. Q Centers are safe places for LGBTQ youth and their parents.

This year’s Pride Weekend is June 19, 20 and 21.

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