Sharon LGBTQ+ Pride Day, June 11, 2023
June 11, 2023, 1:00-4:00
Memorial Park Beach, Sharon, MA
You Belong Here. Sharon Celebrates Pride.
Happy Pride! While we celebrate Pride with all its usual rainbow flair, we also continue to stand against racially motivated violence and anti-Black, anti-Semitic, and anti-Asian injustice. We hope cars will show solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Stop Asian Hate, faith groups, and LGBTQ+ youth of color. Please especially show support for our transgender/non binary kids and adults targeted by hateful and damaging state legislation this year yet again. The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth related the situation: “This current wave of anti-LGBTQ legislative activity in states across the nation is unprecedented. But the proliferation of bills targeting transgender youth is particularly intense and rapidly accelerating: 79 anti-transgender bills were filed in 2020, doubling in 2021 to 147 anti-transgender proposals, and doubling again to roughly 280 anti-transgender bills active in state legislatures this year." (source)
Sharon Pride is on June 11, 2023. The car parade will start promptly at 12:00 from Memorial Park Beach, with the festival to follow around 1:00. Please follow traffic laws while on the move unless directed by the SPD along the route. Allies are welcome. The Sharon Pride Steering Committee and the Sharon Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee thank the Sharon Select Board, the Sharon Police Department, the Sharon Recreation Department, the Sharon Fire Department, and Sharon TV for their support.