Since the beginning of June, you may have noticed rainbow flags flying from flagpoles across the Garden State.

From Toms River to Asbury Park, the Shore has gotten in on the colorful display, too.

So, what's it all about?

June is LGBT Pride Month, and the rainbow flag is hoisted around the world this month to both show love and acceptance to the LGBT community, and in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City that started the modern gay equality movement 50 years ago this month.

There are celebrations and commemorations across the state, which kicked off with last weekend's Jersey Gay Pride Festival in Asbury Park and continues this coming weekend with the Lakewood BlueClaws first ever Pride Night on Saturday, June 8th.

You can see the rainbow flags right here in Ocean County, with Exit 82 Theatre Company proudly welcoming all to downtown Toms River, and throughout the state in the month of June.

Where have you spotted rainbow flags around the Shore? Share your photos to our Facebook page!

 

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