Councilor at Large Peter Yacobellis recognized the month of June as Pride Month, marking both an important moment for the Montclair community and a significant person moment as well.
“It was 23 years ago that I was discharged from the Air Force under the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy and told at the time by military leaders that I would never amount to anything,” Yacobellis said. “So here I sit tonight as an elected official, about to read this proclamation and later to move to introduce a couple pieces of legislation as well.”
On Friday, June 4th, Yacobellis and Mayor Spiller, along with their colleagues, will for the first time raise a progress LGBTQ+ pride flag at Town Hall, which includes black, brown and trans and non-binary colors in addition to the traditional pride flag rainbow. The event will take place at 3:00pm in front of Town Hall.