Sunday, June 11, 2023

Mansfield Pride

I was honored to play a part as keynote speaker at the recent celebration of Pride Month in the town of Mansfield, Massachusetts. My role was designated as "keynote" but I was just one of about a half-dozen people to offer brief remarks on the occasion. I was moved by all of the speakers and by the performances of the Mansfield High School Choir. I am grateful that Mansfield Cable Access Corp. provides a professional recording

The event was planned as a raising of the town's Pride flag at Town Hall, but concerns about rain sent us inside. It was good to see so many supporters of human rights at the event. My own remarks start at around 25:25 in the recording above, though I encourage folks to listen to the entire half hour of important stories and reflections.

I did not depart far from the written version of my comments, which were focused on the role of PFLAG in supporting LGBTQ+ lives. The written version includes links to all of the resources I mentioned.

A great place to learn more is the PFLAG main web site.