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Hundreds show support at Pride Parade

Plus: Car parade celebrates MCPS fifth-grade graduates; Synagogue says pro-Israel replacement banner stolen

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Hundreds show support at Pride Parade

Several hundred people, many clad in bright pride colors and waving flags, paraded through a northern section of Silver Spring on Sunday morning during the inaugural Woodmoor Pride Parade.

There was a festive feel to the event, with bright colors everywhere and young people blowing bubbles, distributing flags, non-permanent tattoos and beads. [Montgomery Community Media]

Car parade celebrates MCPS fifth-grade graduates

Fifth-graders in Montgomery County were treated to a car parade to celebrate the end of the school year.

Students from Sequoyah, Mill Creek Towne, and Cashell elementary schools enjoyed a parade of cars, including firetrucks, motorcycles, jeeps, and luxury sports cars to send them off to middle school. [WDVM]

Synagogue says pro-Israel replacement banner stolen

After a synagogue’s banner showing support for Israel was defaced last week, its replacement banner was stolen over the weekend.

Rabbi Adam Raskin, the senior rabbi of Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac, said the replacement banner was stolen on Friday night or Saturday morning. [WJLA]

Pride Month schedule begins in Montgomery County

Montgomery County will kick off its third annual Pride Month on Monday with the raising of a progress flag, a variant of the pride flag that has stripes to honor trans people and people of color.

Other pride events include Puppy Pride at Bark Social, a dog park with a bar; a Juneteenth celebration and Black Girl Magic stories; and a talk with Chasten Buttigieg about his book “I Have Something To Tell You.” [Patch]

Today’s weather

Thunderstorms later in the day, with a high around 91 and a low around 73

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