June is pride month and the 3rd annual Berkshire Pride Festival is Saturday June, 15, at the First St. Common in Pittsfield, between 12 and 5 p.m.

There will be speakers, music, mom hugs, a gender bending tent, local vendors and food, a resource fair, a quiet tent, and family fun!

Berkshire Pride is a community alliance composed of individuals representing diverse organizations and projects whose goal is to promote LGBTQI equality via community organizing by implementing educational and support projects that empower LGBTQI people and enable a dialog about such issues in the community.

Berkshire Pride is a freeform project with the goal of providing a platform for individuals and community organizations who want to make the Berkshires an even better, more inclusive and more welcoming place to visit and live for all people.

Raised at Pittsfield City Hall this year is the updated pride flag with extra black and brown stripes as a way to highlight the fight against racism, while honoring black and brown members of the gay community.