Farmington Pride hosted the town’s first LGBTQ+ Pride Festival and March Saturday, June 25 at Meetinghouse Park. Attendees said they were excited for the festival to be in an accepting, welcoming environment, celebrate pride, and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. In the afternoon, attendees marched through downtown Farmington chanting “queer rights are human rights” and “my body, my choice” while drivers passed by honking, cheering and waving.

From left, boyfriends Travis Wood and Josh Clifford walk hand in hand during Farmington’s first LGBTQ+ Pride March on Saturday. Clifford said he was excited to celebrate acceptance in Farmington, where he’s lived for four years. “I love Pride and I love this town,” he said. Kay Neufeld/Franklin Journal

History was made in Farmington Saturday, June 25, at the town’s first LGBTQ+ Pride March and Festival. Farmington Pride organizers say the festival, held at Meetinghouse Park was an opportunity to help local members of the LGBTQ+ community find a sense of belonging and celebrate their identities. Kay Neufeld/Franklin Journal

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