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.

Ev Gilbert

Youth Programs Coordinator at Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth is committed to ending youth homelessness and issues annual recommendations about policies and programs supporting LGBTQ youth.

Adrianna Boulin

President of Boston Pride for the People

Boston Pride for the People belongs to Boston. We’re working to build out the organization — it’s a big tent

Bill Farrick

Workforce Development and Training Coordinator at Pine Street Inn

"I love what I do. I get to make a difference and help people build the confidence they need to succeed as they leave our job training program."

Toph (Chris) Hatch

Housing and Stabilization Specialist at Pine Street Inn

“Pride month is an extension of the long history of struggles and working towards progress so that we can overcome. It’s about honoring the people who fought for me to have the rights I do now. In the end, it’s about love.”


Check this page throughout Pride month for more profiles.


Boston Pride Related Events 2023

This Pride Month will see the return of a Boston Pride Parade with Boston Pride for the People. There are also 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 1, 5, 8, 11, 12, 18, 19 & 29: 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 2: First Fridays: Poolside Pride at the ICA – Dive into pride month with first Fridays: Poolside Pride. Learn more.
  • June 2-25: As You Like It At a time when state legislatures across the US ban drag performances and police LGBTQ+ bodies, As You Like It leans into its famed crossdressing mayhem and gender euphoria, celebrating the inherent queerness of mythical Arden. Learn more.
  • June 3: Trans Resistance March and Festival – "We want to be a catalyst for positive change and are driven me the ideas we founded Trans Resistance MA upon: support, empowerment, and progress. Learn more
  • June 3: Annual Boston Pride Worship Service – Boston’s Old South Church will fill its historic sanctuary with song, prayers, praise and worship. Learn more
  • June 3: Watertown Pride Extravaganza – The Watertown Pride Extravaganza is an inclusive, all-ages event that celebrates and advocates for our LGBTQIA+ communities, free and open to everyone. Learn more
  • June 3: Winchester Pride Gayla – A benefit to support LGBTQ+ Youth Summer Camps including music from Chase Anthony and a Drag Queen show. Learn more
  • June 3: Waltham Pride Festival – Music, drag, circus acts, children’s activities, and more on June 3rd from 11-4pm by the Waltham Common bandstand. Learn More.
  • June 3: Pride Festival at Boston Nature Center – Facepainting, arts and crafts, cornhole, dancing, and other fun activities are planned for the early portion of the afternoon. Later in the afternoon, take a queer-led hike to walk around the property to look for birds, plants, and other wildlife. Learn more
  • June 4: Quincy Pride Parade – Since 2018, the Quincy Pride parade has celebrated the rich diversity of The South Shore Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer (or questioning), Intersex, an Allies (LGBTQIA) community toward efforts to promote acceptance, diversity, inclusion, and respect. Learn more.
  • June 4: Exploring Rainbows: A Celebration of Pride Month – On Sunday, June 4th from 11am - 3pm, celebrate Pride at the Waterworks Museum by engaging in some colorful science and learning about the history and significance of the rainbow flag to the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more
  • June 9: Pride at the MFA Come together for an evening of Spotlight Talks in the exhibitions “The Provincetown Printmakers” and “Jess T. Dugan: Coupled” as well as other activities celebrating LGBTQIA+ communities. While you’re here, catch a screening of The Watermelon Woman, a landmark of queer cinema. Learn more.'
  • June 9: 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 9: Pride & Climbing – Celebrate Pride with Boston Bouldering Project's screening of "They/Them," a film that follows trans climber Lor Sabourin's journey through sandstone canyons in northern Arizona. Learn more
  • June 10: Boston Pride for the People Parade The celebration will include a parade, a festival, and more as this new organization creates a unified city Pride celebration. Learn more.
  • June 10: 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 11: Pride Fest Drag BingoAtlas will take the stage at 7 pm to host Pride Fest-themed Drag Bingo Night at Time Out Market. The fun will start with a drag show before we head into an evening of bingo. Learn more.
  • June 15: Pride 2023 LGBTQ+ Job Fair – The Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce holds an annual Pride Month LGBTQ+ Job Fair to spotlight LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace, & support the LGBTQ+ community in finding inclusive career opportunities. Learn more
  • June 17: Belmont Pride March and Celebration – Sponsored by the Belmont LGBTQ+ Alliance, Belmont Against Racism, and Human Rights Campaign. Learn more
  • June 17: Big Gay Dance Party – Hosted in Union Square, Somerville, this event by ArtsUnion is free and open to all LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. Learn more.
  • June 20: Pride Neworking & Panel – Organized by Pride in Our Workplace, you're invited to gather with LGBTQ+ and allied professionals, business leaders, and fellow ERG members in Boston's Seaport District. Learn more
  • June 29-July 3: Boston Urban Pride Fourth annual Boston Urban Pride Weekend: Providing space for Black/Brown/Latinx LGBTQ community members and bringing exposure to leaders, artists, business owners and organizations within their community. Learn more.
  • Throughout June: North Shore Pride – North Shore Pride seeks to promote the general welfare and enhance the social life of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community of the North Shore, and to promote the acceptance of the members of this community by the broader North Shore community. Learn more.
  • Throughout June: Charlie Gibson's Queer Boston – Celebrate Pride and support the LGBTQ+ history of Boston at the Gibson House Museum with a special 30% discounted ticket offered only during Pride Month! Learn more.

LGBTQIA+ Owned Businesses

  • Trident Booksellers and Cafe – Half bookstore half cafe on Newbury Street, Trident Booksellers hosts LGBTQ+ events throughout June and publishes a pride reading list. Learn more

Pride Reading Lists

  • Harvard Book Store – Pride 2023: Histoty and Activism at
  • More than Words – For "books that celebrate love in all its colors," visit the More than Words website