LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Apr
19
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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Pride Planning Meeting
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Pride Planning Meeting

LexPride is planning Lexington’s Third Annual Pride Celebration! Contribute ideas, plan, and help make our vision a reality:

  • June 9, Pride Celebration

  • Pride proclamation

  • Date TBD: Unveiling of Pride Banners in Lexington Center (in coordination with town)

  • Date TBD: LGBTQ+ History in the Colonial Era (in coordination with Lexington Historical Society)

Join the fun!

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One Teacher in Ten (community book discussion)
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

One Teacher in Ten (community book discussion)

One Teacher in Ten brings together stories of school teachers and counselors throughout America and the world. From a teacher who feels he must remain closeted in the comparative safety of New York City public schools to teachers who are out in places as far afield as South Africa and China, the stories in One Teacher in Ten prove that LGBT educators are as diverse and complex as humanity itself.

A panel of LGBTQ+ teachers/counselors and parents will offer reflections on the book as part of our community discussion. Please join us for a unique and compelling event!

Facebook event.

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Drag Prom

Free to attend for all teens! Join us for a night of celebrating all things LGBTQ at Robbins Library's Prom Event of the Year! This dance is open to all expressions of self, no need to dress up but feel free to come in your most fabulous outfits!

Sponsored by several LGBTQ+ and welcoming organizations in and around Arlington.

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Lexington Welcome Coffee
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Lexington Welcome Coffee

Learn about all the latest resources our town has to offer and mingle. For newcomers and old-timers alike – all are welcome!

Sponsored by the Lexington Community Coalition, which includes LexPride. A LexPride Co-Chair will attend the coffee.

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Stories
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Stories

Come to an evening of intergenerational exchange and community building between people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+:). At each event, participants will be invited to spontaneously share moments of their true life experience.


This evening will be especially for hearing stories from LGBTQ+ seniors and youth. We also welcome families and friends and allies in the general public to come and support. On the spot, True Story Theater actors will capture in music, movement, and dialogue the emotional essence of what as shared.


Additionally, seniors and youth who participated* in our previous performance/workshops for LGBTQ+ Seniors (May 4) and LGBTQ+ Youth (May 8) will be invited to perform some simple forms of Playback Theatre with the troupe.

See Facebook event for details and link to purchase tickets (sliding scale, $5 and up).

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Mother's Day March
May
12
8:30 AM08:30

Mother's Day March

The Mother's Day Walk is a beloved Boston tradition and celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. Every year families from across the state and region walk together toward peace.  Join us on Mother's Day to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder.

LexPride hosted a team of walkers last year. This year we are joining the Follen Church team. We hope to see some of you at this deeply compelling event. If you can’t join the walk, we hope you can support the walk financially or in spirit as you are able.

More information.

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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The State of Hate in Massachusetts and What the Community Can Do to Respond
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

The State of Hate in Massachusetts and What the Community Can Do to Respond

Featuring Robert Trestan (ADL New England Regional Director), this event will provide:

  • A general overview of recent incidents of hate in Massachusetts and how they compare to national trends.

  • An explanation of how to differentiate hate incidents from hate crimes and why this is important.

  • A review of best practices on how to respond to hate in your communities.

Sponsored by the Wakefield Human Rights Commission and the Anti-Defamation League of New England.

This event is free, but registration is required. Register here.

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
May
24
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
May
31
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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Lexington Welcome Coffee
Jun
5
9:30 AM09:30

Lexington Welcome Coffee

Learn about all the latest resources our town has to offer and mingle. For newcomers and old-timers alike – all are welcome!

Sponsored by the Lexington Community Coalition, which includes LexPride. A LexPride Co-Chair will attend the coffee.

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Lexington Welcome Coffee
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

Lexington Welcome Coffee

Learn about all the latest resources our town has to offer and mingle. For newcomers and old-timers alike – all are welcome!

Sponsored by the Lexington Community Coalition, which includes LexPride. A LexPride Co-Chair will attend the coffee.

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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Lexington Pride Celebration!
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Lexington Pride Celebration!

On this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that started the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, please join us for a special Lexington Pride celebration!

Come to Lexington Center (the green in front of the Visitor Center) for festivities:

  • See all the pride banners lining Mass Ave through Lexington Center

  • Eat yummy food from a food truck

  • Indulge in frozen custard

  • Enjoy music while playing games, chatting with friends, and meeting new people

  • Watch out for other activities in the works

#PrideInLexington

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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Reel Queer Watches "Frida"
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Reel Queer Watches "Frida"

Biopic of the bold and controversial life of artist Frida Kahlo. Set in Mexico City, this visually evocative film traces her lifelong, tempestuous relationship with her mentor, along with her illicit affairs with Trotsky and various women. Her forward-thinking artistic, political and sexual attitudes are explored as we witness a hard-drinking, passionate woman of the early 1900s, which earned an Oscar nomination for Salma Hayek.

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Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

ABCs of LGBTQ+ Aging

Everyone is welcome to attend this thoughtful, insightful presentation and discussion on LGBTQ+ aging. Experts will talk about aging and planning for the future, including:

  • Legal Planning Basics

  • How to Identify Culturally Competent Services

  • Explore LGTBQ+ Friendly Living Solutions

Free. Cosponsored by the Arlington LGBTQIA+Rainbow Commission

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Lexington Welcome Coffee
Apr
3
9:30 AM09:30

Lexington Welcome Coffee

Learn about all the latest resources our town has to offer and mingle. For newcomers and old-timers alike – all are welcome!

Sponsored by the Lexington Community Coalition, which includes LexPride. A LexPride Co-Chair will attend the coffee.

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Pride Planning Meeting
Apr
2
8:30 AM08:30

Pride Planning Meeting

LexPride is planning Lexington’s Third Annual Pride Celebration! Contribute ideas, plan, and help make our vision a reality:

  • June 9, Pride Celebration

  • June 1, 9, and 16: LGBTQ Film Festival at Cary Library

  • Date TBD: Unveiling of Pride Banners in Lexington Center (in coordination with town)

  • Date TBD: LGBTQ+ History in the Colonial Era (in coordination with Lexington Historical Society)

Join the fun!

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Gender Revolution (film screening and panel discussion)
Mar
31
2:30 PM14:30

Gender Revolution (film screening and panel discussion)

Gender Revolution is a critically acclaimed documentary by National Geographic, with Katie Couric helping the audience explore and understand the full range of our gender identities. This compelling film will be followed by a panel of teens/young adults of varying gender identities who will tell their stories and answer questions.

Sponsored by the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) LGBTQ+ Task Force and LexPride.

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LexPride Social
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

LexPride Social

  • Lexington Community Center (Dining Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for games, puzzles, books, crafts, projects, friendship, light refreshments (not dinner), and fun! This is a family-friendly event suitable for all ages, from 1 to 101.

LexPride hosts a social every fourth Friday evening of the month (except March will be the fifth Friday). We are open to suggestion. Please let us know if you would like something different or additional. We will continue to host other events and film screenings separately.

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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LGBTQ Intergenerational Connections: Film Viewing and Discussion
Mar
26
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQ Intergenerational Connections: Film Viewing and Discussion

  • Cambridge Council on Aging Ballroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a viewing and discussion of Pariah, a 2011 movie about the coming out and coming of age story of an African American teen living in Brooklyn. We will discuss how coming out stories of different generations have changed and what common themes we share.

Registration is required and appreciated by March 20, 2019. This will help us acquire the right amount of refreshments. If you have a dietary restriction, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

RSVP to Melissa and Shaina by emailing sbenoit@eldercare.org or phone 617‐628‐2601 ext 3111. Please provide your name, names of guests, dietary restrictions (if any), and if you need support coordinating transportation.

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Gender Bending Fashion at the MFA
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Gender Bending Fashion at the MFA

From the runways to the streets, designers and wearers today are upending traditional ideas about men’s and women’s clothing. But those trends in American and European fashion are not new. This exhibition looks across a century of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion that has challenged rigid, binary definitions of dress. 

At the MFA March 21-25. Click here for more information.

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Training Active Bystanders
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Training Active Bystanders

Active Bystander Training helps participants recognize when they are bystanders to harmful situations, and analyze and evaluate the consequences for everyone involved.

If you witness a harmful situation, you have a choice to make. Should you do something? How do you decide?

This 2-hour workshop helps participants realize what it means to be an Active Bystander. Participants review examples of harm in our communities, analyze the roles of people involved in a bystander situation, discuss the inhibitors and promoters of active bystandership, and brainstorm on effective ways to take action.

The workshop is appropriate for adults and motivated teens.

Registration required.

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Lexington Stands with our Muslim Family and Neighbors
Mar
24
6:30 PM18:30

Lexington Stands with our Muslim Family and Neighbors

  • Battle Green or Emery Park at the Depot (to be determined on Friday) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In the wake of Christchurch Mosque shootings, Lexington residents will stand in solidarity with our Muslim family and neighbors. Please join us for this important vigil and show of support for the Muslim community in Lexington. Please bring your families and children to the event, and please share this event with your friends, families, and neighbors in Lexington and beyond.


The location will be either the Battle Green or Emery Park. We plan to finalize by the end of the day on Friday, so watch this space before you head out.

Agenda:
6:30 PM: Gather and community welcome
6:35 PM: A few words by organizers
6:45: Recitation of the names of victims at Christchurch
Lighting of candles
7 PM: Azaan (call to prayer) and prayers with Muslim neighbors
7:15 PM: Speakers will address shared concerns and call to action
7:30 PM: Participants will be invited to join for refreshments and conversation at First Parish Church

Your RSVP will help us with planning.

We are thankful to all our co-sponsors who have come forward to support us with this event:

Arlington Human Rights Commission

Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL)

Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL)

First Parish Church

Indian Americans of Lexington (IAL)
KOLex
Lexington Academy and MBMM
LexPride
LICA (Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association)
Lexington’s PTA/PTO President Council (PPC)
Lexington Says #Enough

See Facebook event here.

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Gender Bending Fashion at the MFA
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Gender Bending Fashion at the MFA

From the runways to the streets, designers and wearers today are upending traditional ideas about men’s and women’s clothing. But those trends in American and European fashion are not new. This exhibition looks across a century of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion that has challenged rigid, binary definitions of dress. 

At the MFA March 21-25. Click here for more information.

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Gender Bending Fashion at the MFA
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Gender Bending Fashion at the MFA

From the runways to the streets, designers and wearers today are upending traditional ideas about men’s and women’s clothing. But those trends in American and European fashion are not new. This exhibition looks across a century of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion that has challenged rigid, binary definitions of dress. 

At the MFA March 21-25. Click here for more information.

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Mar
22
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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Gender Bending Fashion at the MFA
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Gender Bending Fashion at the MFA

From the runways to the streets, designers and wearers today are upending traditional ideas about men’s and women’s clothing. But those trends in American and European fashion are not new. This exhibition looks across a century of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion that has challenged rigid, binary definitions of dress. 

At the MFA March 21-25. Click here for more information.

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Gender Bending Fashion at the MFA
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Gender Bending Fashion at the MFA

From the runways to the streets, designers and wearers today are upending traditional ideas about men’s and women’s clothing. But those trends in American and European fashion are not new. This exhibition looks across a century of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion that has challenged rigid, binary definitions of dress. 

At the MFA March 21-25. Click here for more information.

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Mar
15
5:00 PM17:00

LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space

LGBTQIA+ teens: Come hang out at this safe drop-in space designed especially for you. Enjoy food, friends, and activities. And talk with an LYFS social worker if you like.

Cosponsored by LYFS, LexPride, and First Parish of Lexington. First Parish generously provides space; the drop-in program is not run by the church.

Note: LYFS also offers LGBTQIA+ friendly drop-in counseling for teens every Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. 

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When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities: A Poetry Reading by Chen Chen
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities: A Poetry Reading by Chen Chen

In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen conveys the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one's own path in identity, life, and love:

“I felt like I couldn’t be Chinese and American and gay all at the same time.” As someone who was struggling with his sexuality and thinking about identity—with immigrant parents and wondering how to come out, “Poems were a way for those different experiences to come together, for them to be in the same room.”

Cost: $10

Register here.

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