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Pride Month at Green Acres School

Pride Flag

Green Acres School supports a safe and inclusive space for all students.  On June 1st, we celebrate the first day of Pride Month and raised our rainbow flag with all our students & staff present.  

Mrs. Walker & Ms. Wizniak announced the following prior to the flag being raised:

Pride month takes place in June because it commemorates the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June in 1969.  This month is dedicated to the equality and visibility of the 2 spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.  

Raising the flag today at Green Acres School shows that our school is an inclusive space for all students that we stand as allies to the 2SLBTQ+ community.  This flag is a symbol, but today we ask students and staff, what does a safe and inclusive space for all look like, sound like, and feel like?

Thank you to Haleigh & Anna for reading the following message to our students & staff from the book "Pride - The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders"

Harvey Milk realized that the gay and lesbian community needed a new, positive symbol, and the Rainbow Flag was born.  The original flag, designed and created by Gilbert Baker and a group of volunteers, had eight stripes.  From top to bottom, they were: hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo/blue, and violet.  The Rainbow Flag now includes red, orange, yellow, green, royal blue, and violet.

Check out the video below on Green Acres Pride Awareness around our school.


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