Pride at Pine Street

Join us in June as we celebrate “Pride at Pine Street.” This month we’re highlighting several members of Boston’s LGBTQIA+ community who are working to lift us all up by providing hope and support to those most in need.

A recent study by The Williams Institute at UCLA showed that LGBTQIA+ people are almost twice as likely to experience homelessness as their cisgender, heterosexual peers. At Pine Street Inn, we’re working to address inequities like this so that everyone has the opportunity for a home and community. Join us throughout the month to learn more about this important topic and to celebrate Pride at Pine Street.


Deb Greene

Pine Street Inn’s Coordinated Housing Solutions

“If I can help move even one guest into permanent supportive housing, I’m overjoyed. I don’t know what it feels like to be in our guests’ shoes but I do know what it will feel like for them to get back on their feet.”

 

Chastity Bowick

Executive Director of the Transgender
Emergency Fund of Massachusetts, Inc

“The work of Transgender Emergency Fund makes a difference in people’s lives everyday by preventing homelessness, nutrition deficiency and so much more. Seeing how the relief we provide change people’s lives for the better, gives us the motivation to work harder.”

Michael Cox

Executive director of Black & Pink MA

“Black and Pink MA is excited to open a home exclusively for formerly incarcerated transgender individuals. Residents will be wrapped in a loving community and provided with the critical resources they need to restart their lives.”

Quincy Roberts Sr.

Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ+ Advancement

“Despite Boston being one of the largest cities and safe havens for the LGBTQ+ Community, we have been waiting for decades for a space to call our own in city government. That journey starts now!”

Check this page throughout Pride month for more profiles.


 

Boston Pride Related Events 2022

While the Boston Pride Parade may not be happening this year, there are dozens of Pride related events in and around Boston.

  • June 1: Boston Pride Kick-off – The City of Boston and Office of LGBTQ+ Advancement will be celebrating National LGBTQ+ Pride month by hosting, supporting, and amplifying events that serve the local Queer community. Learn more.
  • June 4: Pride events and Flag Raising Ceremonies Waltham Pride, Watertown Pride, flag raising ceremonies in Framingham and Medway.
  • June 4: Trans Pride – An all ages celebration of liberation Transgender Emergency Fund from 11 am-3 pm at City Hall. The event celebrates our LGBTQ+ and TGNC elders and ancestors. This will be a day full of community bonding, healing, and uplifting one another with food, beverages, speakers and activities. Learn more.
  • June 5: WE OUTSIDE! Pride Day Party – Celebrate the beginning of Pride month at Encore for the ultimate day party experience! Get tickets here.
  • June 5: Pride events – Parades in Bolton and Danvers
  • June 5, 7, and 9 – Arlington Crosswalk Painting. Paint rainbow and trans colors at the major intersections of Arlington. Signup online.
  • June 5-9: Pride Week at the Liberty Hotel – Celebrate Pride with a week of events. Drag brunch (June 5), drag-style “Yappier Hour,” followed by a (human) drag performer in lobby in evening (June 6); queer artists showcase (June 7), Pride courtyard dinner with a “Fashionably Late” fashion show featuring drag models and queer designers (June 9). Read more.
  • June 8: Winchester Pride Fest – Celebrate Winchester's LGBTQ+ Community at PRIDE Fest 2022. Click here for more.
  • June 9, 11, 13, 16, & 23: Boston’s LGBTQ Past – Explore Boston's LGBTQIA+ history. Learn about everything from queer, 19th-century actress Charlotte Cushman’s theatrical career to current and former Boston gay bars on this 1½-hour walking tour, led by Boston by Foot and The History Project. Learn more & get tix.
  • June 10: Boston Dyke March – Started in 1995, the Boston Dyke March believes in anti-capitalist, intersectional gender liberation and welcomes all who feel the same. The March is a grassroots Pride event that is ASL interpreted, wheelchair, stroller, and scooter accessible. Learn more.
  • June 10: Play With Pride – A one-night-only “pride lounge” at the SPIN Ping-Pong social club will offer table tennis aficionados the chance to play in private rooms with a pride-themed menu while the center courts host DJs and drag performances. Learn more.
  • June 11: Chandler Street Block Party – Presented by Boston Proud from 2-8 PM. DJ Alex Costa! Learn more & get tix.
  • June 11: Belmont Pride – Pride parade and picnic. Learn more.
  • June 11: SomerPride – The first-ever SomerPride festival, hosted by ONCE Somerville in Union Square. Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys headline the all-day event starting with a kid-friendly set before other bands take the stage. Art and food will be for sale, and all ages are welcome. Learn more.
  • June 11: Boston Theater Company's LGBTQ+ Road of Rainbows – Boston Theater Company's 2nd annual LGBTQIA+ Road of Rainbows is an ALL genders welcome 5K that is as much about running as it is about showing off your inner unicorns! Held on the Boston Common, this is a first of its kind run in Massachusetts where gender has no bounds. You be YOU and run for YOU, with love, support, and a team cheering you on. Register here.
  • June 12: Lexington Pride Celebration 2022 – The town of Lexington has a number of Pride events. Click here for the day’s activities.
  • June 12: Annual Boston Pride Worship Service – Boston’s Old South Church will fill its historic sanctuary with song, prayers, praise and worship. 
  • June 12: “Sing we our Tomorrow” Boston Choral Concert – Boston Choral Ensemble celebrates Pride 2022 with Sing We Our Tomorrow, a stirring musical and spoken-word program exploring LGBTQIA+ identity in a journey through history. Get tickets here.
  • June 12: Jamaica Plain Block Party – This will be a day of fun and community vibes! Live Performances by Ray Liriano Experience, The Lisa Bello Band, Drag Show, local Venders, Sam Adams brewery and more. Get tickets here.
  • June 12: Back Bay Block Party – Join this huge block party on the streets of Boston. DJ Wayne Michael & DJ Marco Da Silva, dancing, performances, beer garden, bar, food trucks, and more.
  • June 12: Town Pride parades and events Sharon Pride Car Parade and Festival, Needham Pride, Arlington Pride Festival.
  • June 12: Pop-Up Pride on the Boston Common – This grassroots, community-organized and centered, one-time event to celebrate all LGBTQ+ identities, honor the work of our ancestors, and give back to our Boston community. Click for details.
  • June 25: Trans Resistance March & Festival – Join this celebration of by and for TQBIPOC (trans and queer Black and indigenous people of color) in Massachusetts. Learn more.
  • June 25 & 26: Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Disney Pride in Concert – Something magical is coming. The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates LGBTQ Pride with the iconic music of Disney in a first of its kind collaboration with Disney Concerts. 250 singers. 43 songs. 25-piece orchestra. Memorable video clips from Disney films. Storytelling celebrating diversity and perseverance. Learn more and get tickets.
  • June 25: North Shore Pride – North Shore Pride is a parade and series of Pride related events in Salem. Learn more.
  • June 26: Franklin Pride – Celebrate Pride on the Franklin Town Common with art, music, performances, food trucks, and more. Click for details.
  • June 29: The Fenway Social – Keep the Pride month celebration going! Join Fenway Health at Time Out Market to gather as a community. This promises to be an exceptional night of sipping, sampling, and having fun, all while supporting a great cause. Timeout Market’s 15 restaurants and Trillium Brewing will be creating signature small plates made exclusively for the event. Learn more.
  • June 30-July 3: Boston Urban Pride Weekend – Close out Pride month with a weekend of events focused on the Black, Brown, and Latinx urban community of Boston to celebrate Pride. Learn more.