AREA LGBTQ+ EVENTS
Several area towns, cities, and organizations had LGBTQ+ Pride Month events in 2023. Here are some:
June 1: Somerville Pride Flag Raising, 6 p.m.
June: 3: Pride Shabbat celebrating the LGBTQ Jewish Community of Sharon, featuring author Gabriella Spitzer. Temple Isreal, Sharon, MA. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 9: Erev Shabbat Service—Pride Shabbat with guest speaker, Jay Smith, Chief Communications Officer at Keshet: For LGBTQ Equality in Jewish Life. 7:30 p.m., Temple Sinai, Sharon, MA.
June 10: Cambridge Pride Brunch. Morning time TBD. Cambridge City Hall.
June 11: Sharon LGBTQ+ Pride Festival and Car Parade. 12-4 p.m., Memorial Park Beach, Sharon, MA.
June 13: Community Book Club. sponsored by the Sharon Pride Steering Committee. Virtual meeting discussing This Is How It Always Is, by Laurie Frankel. Please sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sxwz2RwZDKbs88gDyZswP8aCMP4cIm8Psig8fyc36lw/viewform for Zoom. 7-8:30 p.m.
June 17: Rhode Island Pridefest and Illuminated Night Parade. Providence. https://prideri.org/
Jun 17: Somerville Big Gay Dance Party. Union Sq. 8 p.m. Rain date June 18.
OTHER LGBTQ+ EVENTS & SHARON DEIBJ EVENTS
Ages 8-13 | 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Ages 14+ | 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m.
In partnership with High Five Books, Translate Gender hosts a monthly book club for trans and nonbinary youth (ages 8-18) called Affirmations. Book clubs are offered for TWO different groups (see left column). For more information: https://www.highfivebooks.org/affirmations-book-club
TUESDAYS or THURSDAYS (see LexPride website)
LexPride presents Rainbow Artists, a creative expression group for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies ages 8-11 and 12-15. Led by experienced art facilitators/therapists, we create a safe, warm space with art invitations and conversation — and occasional guest LGBTQIA+ artists! https://www.lexpridema.org/
3rd THURSDAY: Watertown
1st WEDNESDAY: Cambridge
The Watertown Free Public Library has a Beyond the Binary Book club for teens and the Cambridge Public Library Runs a virtual Books Not Binaries (Ages 11-14) Reading Group. https://www.watertownlib.org/279/Teens https://cambridgepl.libcal.com/event/8955869