Group Sponsors Rainbow Hearts for Pride Month

June 2, 2023

Rainbow-hued hearts for display in celebration of June and Pride Month are available for the second straight year from Bedford Embraces Diversity.

“These hearts are our way of showing solidarity and support for our LGBTQ+ neighborhood and family,” said Tricia Anderson, president of the group’s board.

The hearts, 200 of which were first made available in 2022, have been popular, Anderson said. “I was kind of amazed. The messages we have received from the community is no small thing. The support is so gratifying and appreciative.”                               

The hearts are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 3; Sunday, June 4; Wednesday, June 7; and Saturday, June 10 from a blue bin on the porch at 120 North Rd.

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Bedford Embraces Diversity is requesting a donation of $10 per sign. Persons can also pay by cash or check made out to Bedford Embraces Diversity in the jar in the bin. To donate by Venmo, persons can pay @BedfordEmbracesDiversity or scan the QR code posted next to the hearts.

They also will be sold at the community Pride Month event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, on the Common, where Anderson noted a banner is displayed on the First Parish Church acknowledging Pride Month.

Anderson added, “If you still have your rainbow heart lawn signs, please put them up for June – or longer!” 

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