First Jamestown Pride 2020 Planning Meeting Held

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MHA Chautauqua holds initial planning meeting for Jamestown Pride 2020.
MHA Chautauqua holds initial planning meeting for Jamestown Pride 2020.

First Jamestown Pride 2020 Planning Meeting Held The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County and their LGBTQIA+ support group, Southern Tier Queer Peers, hosted on Tuesday, December 10th the first planning meeting for Jamestown Pride 2020. Jamestown Pride will be held the second weekend of June 2020.

Certified Peer Specialist Sheridan A. Smith said, “We had a great turnout with many organizations sending representatives to be included in the planning to support the LGBTQIA+ community. Mayor-Elect Eddie Sundquist also attended to lend his voice and support for the event.”

Smith said the idea to revive a pride event in Jamestown came out of the Southern Tier Queer Peers support group with the goal of the event to highlight the area as a place for families to live safely and happily, and to bring together the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

“We have a large and vibrant community, and through communication we can create a wonderful festival to add to all the other wonderful events Chautauqua County has every year.”

The next Jamestown Pride planning meeting will be held at the MHA in Chautauqua County from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2020. For more information, contact Sheridan A. Smith at (716) 490-4438, sheridan.smith@mhachautauqua.org, or JamestownPride@mhachautauqua.org.

Attached photo: MHA Chautauqua holds initial planning meeting for Jamestown Pride 2020.