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New LGBTQ exhibit on display at state Capitol

June 05, 2019 11:08 PM

ALBANY - "Equality will never be silent." That is the theme of the new LGBTQ exhibit on display at the state Capitol through the summer.

The exhibit is up in honor of Pride Month. It celebrates New York's LGBTQ community and recognizes the meaningful political and cultural impacts of 16 LGBTQ New Yorkers.

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This year, for the first time ever, the LGBTQ pride flag has also been raised over the state Capitol.

“I think the fact that it’s the 50th anniversary of Stonewall this year, and Stonewall is in New York City, so certainly the state of New York is very proud of the fact that it’s the 50th anniversary of Stonewall,” said Pride Center of the Capital Region Executive Director Martha Harvey about the flag over the Capitol. “We’re very fortunate to live in the state of New York given the current social, political environment we’re in with the Trump Administration really doing its best to roll back LGBTQ rights and protections.”

The Capital Pride Parade takes place Sunday, June 9 in Albany at noon. Harvey said they’re expecting a record amount of people and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will be walking in the parade. For a list of events this weekend, click here.

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