THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, June 7, 2019 Page 5 City Council recognizes local LGBTQ community C By Barbara Taormina ity councillors wore rainbow pins this week and, for the first time, voiced their support for Malden’s LGBTQ community and all they contribute to the community. June has long been celebrated as LGBTQ Pride Month, which was launched in memory of the Stonewall riots, which many consider a catalyst in the formation of today’s LGBTQ movement. Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley gave a brief history of the riots, which began on June 28, 1969, with a brutal police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a Greenwich Village bar that welcomed New York City’s gay, lesbian and transsexual community. The raid led to a violent confrontation which Ryan O'Malley Ward 4 Councillor was followed up by several days of protests and riots. In the wake of those riots, the LGBTQ community began to organize and the following year, the first Gay Pride marches were held in cities across the country. “The Stonewall riots harnessed the political power of the LGBTQ community,” said O’Malley. City Council President Jadeane Sica thanked Community Preservation Committee Chair Julianne Orsino for the rainbow pins and for a little help understanding the community’s efforts to foster gay pride. “We do have a LGBTQ community in Malden,” said Sica. “They have been organizing and building a community and they are 80-plus members strong.” Sica said the group meets monthly at different businesses throughout the city. “They bond over commonalities and discuss Lawnmower Tune-Up and Repairs • We repair all makes & models! • Authorized • FREE PICK-UP for all Tune-Ups! all m • We r d K-U makes & mo ma akes & mo D KU for all Tun UP fo 1039 Broadway, Revere • (781) 289-6466 Biker’s Outfitter (781) 289 , ee (8) 89 www.bikersoutfitter.com dine drink gather Dealer local, national and historical issues that impact not only the LGBTQ community, but the city as a whole,” she said. Sica said the group includes people of different genders and gender identities who are from different socioeconomic backgrounds, religious faiths, political persuasions and family makeups. “They are working to be an inclusive group and hope to match the diversity of our amazing city,” she said. enjoy THE NORTH SHORE'S HOTTEST NIGHTCLUB! Friday, June 7 at 8 PM Tom Petty Tribute Show REBELS Friday, June 14 at 8:30 PM New England's #1 Dance Band WILDFIRE Saturday, June 8 at 8 PM LIVE BULLET Bob Seger Tribute Band Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 PM Country Music Sensation THE ULTRA Friday, June 21 at 8:30 PM Saturday, June 22 at 9 PM WHAMMER JAMMER OZZMOSIS As low as 7.99% APR* For up to 12 Months Amounts from $500 — $5,000 • VACATIONS • EXTRA CASH • PAY BILLS & MORE APPLY ONLINE: MEMBERSPLUSCU.ORG/SUMMER-SIZZLER-LOAN MORE INFO: (781) 905-1500 *APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Payments for 7.99% APR for 12-months are approximately $87.00 per month per $1,000 borrowed. Payment does not reflect disability and/or credit life insurance and may differ slightly due to rounding. Terms up to 12 months. Minimum loan amount $500 and maximum loan amount $5,000. APR is based upon member’s credit score. Rates listed above reflect excellent credit scores. Rates effective May 28, 2019 and subject to change without notice. Membership requires a $25 deposit in a share/savings account. 221 Newbury Street, Danvers For Tickets call (978) 774-7270 or www.breakawaydanvers.com Ozzy Osbourne Tribute

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