News Flash

Carrboro Townwide News

Posted on: June 26, 2020

Carrboro Shows Its Small Town Pride

Small Town Pride

There may not be rainbow floats in the streets, but Pride is still happening in Carrboro, N.C.

You’re invited to take a trip down memory lane and sample the Pride vibe that took place in Carrboro in 2019 through the film Small Town Pride from director Richard Jaimeyfield, a local filmmaker. We’re sharing this out to everyone on Friday, June 26. 

Small Town Pride is now available for viewing at

During June 2019, the Town of Carrboro celebrated the 50th anniversary of Stonewall in several ways, including a Pride parade, a poetry night, a LatinX celebration and a panel discussion of current LGBTQ+ issues. The Town closed out the festivities with a dance party on the Town Commons.

Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed June 2020 LGBTQ+ Month in Carrboro. She acknowledges that Pride 2020 hasn’t been the same as previous in-person celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, she expects this film will bring Pride to our community and people everywhere.

The 13-minute film offers a brief view into how a small southern town can create safe spaces and understands the importance of being seen and heard, while also calling into action the work that still needs to be done.

“Carrboro has a rich history of being a leader in the state when it comes to advocating for the LGBTQ+ community,” Mayor Lavelle said. “We are delighted that Richard was able to showcase this history.”

Jaimeyfield graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996. He has directed short films, music videos and worked on projects, which aired on MTV, National Geographic and The History Channel. He served on the town’s planning board for three terms and also directed the town’s music video, It’s Carrboro 2014. Richard happily lives in Carrboro with his husband and their four dogs.

June 26th Significance 

Several major United States Supreme Court decisions impacting LGBT rights in a positive way have been announced on June 26. These include Lawrence v. Texas (a 2003 decision striking down sodomy laws); United States v. Windsor (a 2013 decision striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act); Obergefell v. Hodges (a 2015 decision affirming the right of same-sex couples to marry); and Pavan v. Smith (a 2017 decision finding that both mothers of a child had the legal right to be listed on their child’s birth certificate).

For more information about the film Small Town Pride, please contact

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Carrboro Townwide News

Carrboro Recreation Parks & Cultural Resources Logo

Fall Recreation Programs Update

Posted on: August 7, 2020
Carrboro Food Distribution 8-27-2020

Community Food Distribution Aug. 27

Posted on: August 6, 2020
The Carrboro Courier

The Carrboro Courier

Posted on: July 29, 2020
COVID-19 Testing in Orange County/Carrboro (English)

COVID-19 Testing in Carrboro

Posted on: July 17, 2020
Community Food Distribution 7-23-2020 Flyer

Community Food Distribution Thursday

Posted on: July 16, 2020
Council Zoom Meeting Photo

Council Meeting Summary

Posted on: July 16, 2020
town seal

Council Meeting June 23 Summary

Posted on: June 26, 2020
Bike Basics Flyer

Bicycling Basics

Posted on: June 26, 2020
town seal

Council Meeting June 16 Summary

Posted on: June 19, 2020
Immigrant Heritage Month 2020

Immigrant Heritage Month in Carrboro

Posted on: June 19, 2020
Carrboro Town Council Meeting June 2, 2020

June 2 Council Meeting Summary

Posted on: June 5, 2020