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Putnam Pride Returns Stronger Than Ever

Hundreds gathered June 24 in Brewster for the fourth annual Putnam Pride event. Participants gathered at the Old Town Hall on Main Street and marched to Wells Park, where nearly 40 vendors we set up and there were performances by local bands and artists. More information is available at

Speakers included State Sen. Pete Harckham, who presented commendation awards to fellow speakers Brittany Carrasco for her work with MHA Putnam and Marisa Ragonese for her work with Yorktown for Justice.

Former U.S. Rep. Mondaire Jones spoke at the celebration, as well as a number of other local activists, students and school staff members.

Drag Queens Angel Elektra and ShayD’Pines emceed Putnam Pride for the third year. Photos by Laurie Doppman; editing by Stephanie Schleicher.


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