1st Day of Pride Month Kicks Off with Festival in Utica

As June approaches, communities around the globe prepare to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, a time to honor the progress made toward equality and to acknowledge the ongoing struggles faced by the LGBTQ community. In Utica, however, a recent decision has sparked controversy and disappointment among many residents. This year, the Pride flag will not be flown at Utica City Hall, a departure from previous years that has led to a heated debate about inclusivity and representation.