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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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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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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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!

More information.

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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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