AREA LGBTQ+ EVENTS
October is LGBTQ+ History Month. GLSEN has a resource for the month: https://www.glsen.org/lgbtq-history. Click here to download a coloring book from GLSEN: https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/2020-06/LGBTQ-History-Coloring-Book-BW.pdf
Several area towns, cities, and organizations had LGBTQ+ Pride Month events in 2022. Here are some:
LGBTQ+ Pride Events in Boston. Visit the page for several Boston Pride events. https://www.boston.gov/news/events-happening-part-boston-lgbtq-2022-pride-month
June 1: LGBTQ Flag Raising. 4 p.m., Government Center, Fall River. https://www.facebook.com/FallRiverPrideco/
June 3: Pride Shabbat. 7:30 p.m. Temple Kol Tikvah, Sharon.
June 4: Trans Pride presented by Boston Transgender Emergency Fund. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., City Hall Pl., Boston, MA. https://transemergencyfund.org/2022-trans-pride/
June 4: Pride Shabbat celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with guest speaker Zac Gondelman. Temple Israel, Sharon, MA. https://www.tisharon.org/event/prideshabbat
June 3-5: Provincetown Pride. https://ptowntourism.com/events/provincetown-pride/
June 4: New Bedford Pride. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Buttonwood Park. New Bedford, MA.
June 5: Fall River Pride Festival. 12 p.m., Government Center, Fall River. https://www.facebook.com/FallRiverPrideco/
June 8: Mansfield Pride. 6 p.m., Mansfield Town Hall. https://patch.com/massachusetts/mansfield-ma/calendar/event/20220608/1860775/mansfield-pride
June 10: Evev Shabbat Service—Pride Shabbat with guest speaker, Zane Diamond, Executive Assistant to Keshet. 7:30 p.m., Temple Sinai, Sharon, MA.
June 10: Boston Dyke March, 6:30 p.m., Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common. https://www.bostondykemarch.com/blog_posts/blog_2022_05_18.html
June 11: Taunton Pride. 12 p.m., Hopewell Park, Taunton, MA.
June 11: Stoughton Pride. Live music, drag queen performances, food trucks, storytime, yard games, raffle, and more. A Trevor Project Fundraiser. 1-5 p.m., First Parish Lawn, Stoughton, MA.
June 11: Milton Pride. Pride Car Parade. Speeches and Open mic to follow. 4-5 p.m., Pierce Middle School, 451 Central Ave., Milton.
June 11: Gay 5K. 9 a.m., Providence. https://www.raceentry.com/gay-5k-providence/race-information
June 12: Sharon LGBTQ+ Pride Day: Car Parade, Lawn, and Stage Events. 12 p.m., Memorial Park Beach, Sharon, MA.
June 12: Needham Has Pride "family-sized" Rally! March! & Party. 2-4 p.m., First Parish in Neeham, UU, 23 Dedham Ave. http://www.needhamhaspride.org/
June 18: Easton Pride. 11 a.m., NRT's Sheep Pasture, 307 Main St, North Easton. https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200022589692308
June 18: Rhode Island Pridefest and Illuminated Night Parade. 4 p.m. Providence. https://prideri.org/
June 24-26: Newport, Rhode Island Pride. https://www.discovernewport.org/event/newport-pride/73234/
June 25: Trans Resistance March & Festival for Black Trans Lives. 11:30 a.m., Franklin Park Playstead. https://www.transresistancema.com/trans-resistance-2022
June 25: North Attleboro Pride Festival. In partnership with the Downtown North Attleborough Collective, 2-6 p.m. Veteran's Park
June 27: Book Group. First Sharon Pride Steering Committee-sponsored book group discussing Cemetery Boys, by Aiden Thomas. For Sharon parents. 7-8:30 p.m.
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
Various Dates and Times
Out Metrowest offers a variety of in-person Youth Programs for grades 6 to 12. No RSVP required. New youth are welcome at all meetings. Check Out Metrowest website for more info.