50 Years Since Stonewall: Our Modern History
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

50 Years Since Stonewall: Our Modern History

For the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the Lexington Historical Society, LexPride, and Greater Boston PFLAG are hosting an exciting modern history event.

Dr. Gary Bailey, a highly sought-after speaker and professor, will engage us with a much more nuanced understanding of LGBTQ+ history since Stonewall than we typically see. He will also moderate a panel of Lexington residents of varying LGBTQ+ and other identities who actually lived this history.

This one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed. Please bring yourself, your friends, your families, your neighbors, your pets (just kidding, no pets except service animals), and anyone else you can think of.

This event is free and open to all. The Depot is wheelchair accessible. Speakers will use microphones, and assistive listening devices will be available. Please let us know if you have any accessibility concerns.

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LexPride Day Trip to Provincetown
Aug
24
8:30 AM08:30

LexPride Day Trip to Provincetown

Join LexPride as we venture out to Provincetown, renown for its LGBTQ+ friendly culture, beaches, shows, art scene, and more.

We plan to take the Boston Harbor Cruises ferry from Boston’s Long Wharf (near the Aquarium) to Provincetown’s MacMillan Wharf and back, with time to have fun during the day:

  • 8:30am ferry to Provincetown (arrives 10:00am)

  • 4:00pm ferry back to Boston (arrives 5:30pm)

Boston Harbor Cruises runs ferries several times during the day, so you are welcome to come and go at different times and meet us in Provincetown any time.

We will create an itinerary for the day, and you can join us for all or part of it as suits you.

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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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LexPride at LEF Fair
Jun
14
4:00 PM16:00

LexPride at LEF Fair

  • Hayden Lower Field (field behind Hayden Recreation Center, where it borders with Worthen Road) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring the family and join us for this FREE active fun afternoon to kick-off the start of summer! 

  • Live music by Karen K and the Jitterbugs

  • Active games including Corn Hole, Chinese Yo Yo, 3-Legged Races and more!

  • Crafts and arts

  • Face painting

  • FREE Abbott's Frozen Custard!

  • Food trucks 

  • Special activities led by local community groups including LexPride, LexFUN!, Lexington Community Recreation, Hayden, CAAL, IAL and more!

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Reel Queer Watches Stonewall Uprising
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Reel Queer Watches Stonewall Uprising

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we’re screening the PBS documentary Stonewall Uprising. “In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and demonstrations that lasted for the next six days.The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.”

This film is unrated and has a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes.

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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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Queeraoke at the Porchfest PRIDE Stage
Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

Queeraoke at the Porchfest PRIDE Stage

Celebrate LGBTQIA+ music with queer karaoke at the Rainbow Commission’s Pride Stage for Arlington Porchfest, emceed by Jaclyn Friedman. Find us on the steps of the Academy St. entrance to the Senior Center, 27 Maple St.. Also check out the visual arts exhibit by Sarah Wright: “Irresistible Drawings to See from a Distance.” This event is supported by a grant from the Boston Pride Community Fund.

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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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Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Alphabet Soup: Deciphering the LGBTQIA+

  • Winchester Public Library Large Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In honor of Pride Month, please join the Winchester Multicultural Center and Parent to Parent as they welcome members of SpeakOUT Boston to share personal stories in a panel discussion format.

SpeakOUT is a community of speakers that has worked since 1972 to create a world free of homo-bi-transphobia and other forms of prejudice by telling the truths of their lives. SpeakOUT's motto is "Ask Us Anything," so along with hearing the experiences of our panelists, audience members will have ample time to ask questions.

This event is free and all are welcome. More information is available here.

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Pizza and Pride
Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza and Pride

The Beech Street Center is excited to celebrate Pride month with its first Pizza and Pride program. This event will feature a pizza dinner, screening of the film Gen Silent, and conversation. Free and open to all in Belmont and surrounding communities.

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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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Pride Planning Meeting
May
7
9:00 AM09:00

Pride Planning Meeting

For this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, LexPride is planning Lexington’s Third Annual Pride Celebration! Help us plan and make our vision a reality:

  • June 9, Pride Celebration with food truck, music, games, crafts, and fun for all

  • Pride proclamation

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

  • LGBTQ+ History From the Colonial Era to Present (in coordination with Lexington Historical Society)

Join the fun!

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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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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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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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