LexPride's mission is to develop community and advance full equality for LGBTQIA+ people and their families and allies in Lexington, Massachusetts.
We know that LGBTQIA+ identities span all demographics, such as race/ethnicity, faith, abilities, gender, socioeconomic status, etc. Further, as Dr. Martin Luther King so eloquently stated, we believe that "no one is free until we are all free." We therefore support efforts to foster equality for all people.
LexPride takes a multi-pronged approach to achieving our mission. In particular, we:
Work with school, municipal, and community groups to expand awareness and use of evidence-based inclusive practices to build a positive environment in which all can thrive.
Host forums, film screenings, and other events to educate and entertain the larger community.
Develop alliances and cosponsorship opportunities with other social justice groups and allies.
Lead initiatives to defend civil rights and increase awareness of social justice issues.
Provide social and support opportunities, as well as information and resources, for LGBTQIA+ and their families and allies.
LexPride is a flat organization in which any member can participate at any level. Our adult leadership team maintains communications with the full group and coordinates events and initiatives with members. Our youth leadership team provides insights into youth and young adult needs and helps us coordinate with those audiences.
LexPride Co-Chair Valerie Overton (she/her)
Speaks at a Lexington Says #Enough event to work towards preventing gun violence.
Speaks at a luncheon for female political activists.