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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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!

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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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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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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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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
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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Womanhood and Gender in Tagore's Songs
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Womanhood and Gender in Tagore's Songs

LexPride is thrilled to cosponsor this event — please join us!

“Womanhood and Gender in Tagore’s Songs” is a visual and auditory treat with projection, live music, dance and discussion. This performance examines what it is to be a woman in the 19th and 20th century India. Song lyrics push the boundaries of the traditional roles of women, recognize gender fluidity, and address the issue of colorism.


With Maitreyee Chakraborty (vocal), Dipanwita Bhattacharyya (dance), Monami Roy (harmonium), Ayon Basumallik (keyboard), and Dhruva Acharya (percussion).

This is a Munroe Saturday Nights performance. Suggested donation of $10 per person encouraged. First Parish in Lexington is handicapped accessible. Fee parking is available (rear of building).

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Special Needs Resource Fair
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Special Needs Resource Fair

Rescheduled to March 9 due to snow.

Come meet therapists, recreational organizations, nonprofits, support groups, and other providers who serve families and children with special needs.

LexPride will have a table with information, books, stickers, and coloring pages for children.

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Mar
8
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
Mar
6
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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Overcoming Unconscious Bias (free workshop)
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Overcoming Unconscious Bias (free workshop)

All of us harbor unconscious biases, even those of us with the best of intentions. The good news is that training can help us recognize our biases, challenge them, and replace them with inclusive practices. Doing so can create a more just and welcoming environment for all.

This training covers all types of biases. It is suitable for adults and motivated teens. Sponsored by LexPride and Cary Memorial Library.

Space is limited to 27 participants. Free, but registration required. Sign up on Cary Library’s calendar.

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Mar
1
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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Jazz and Friends National Reading
Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

Jazz and Friends National Reading

The National “Jazz and Friends” School and Community Readings are an annual event hosted by HRC’s Welcoming Schools in recognition of the first “I Am Jazz” reading in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. In 2015 after a school in the Mount Horeb area cancelled a reading of the children’s book after the notoriously anti-LGBTQ group Liberty Counsel threatened the school with legal action, parents, children and school staff came together and filled the Mount Horeb Public Library with nearly 600 people who gathered to show their support for transgender inclusion.

This year, Cary Memorial Library and LexPride will offer an expanded event to represent more than a single story:

  • Reading of I Am Jazz and two other stories

  • Gender wheel activity

  • Panel of trans people of varying identities (who will read the stories, help with the activity, the their own stories, and answer questions)

This event is for people ages 4 to 104.

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LexPride Candidates Forum: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Lexington
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

LexPride Candidates Forum: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Lexington

LexPride is inviting candidates for town-wide offices in Lexington to tell us about themselves and their vision for our community.

This forum will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in Lexington. Candidates will offer prepared remarks, answer curated questions (about social justice), and answer questions from the audience (any topic).

Please join us!

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Overcoming Unconscious Bias (free workshop)
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Overcoming Unconscious Bias (free workshop)

All of us harbor unconscious biases, even those of us with the best of intentions. The good news is that training can help us recognize our biases, challenge them, and replace them with inclusive practices. Doing so can create a more just and welcoming environment for all.

This training covers all types of biases. It is suitable for adults and motivated teens. Sponsored by LexPride and Cary Memorial Library.

Space is limited to 27 participants. Free, but registration required. Sign up on Cary Library’s calendar.

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Training Active Bystanders (for children grades 7-10)
Feb
22
2:00 PM14:00

Training Active Bystanders (for children grades 7-10)

The Training Active Bystanders (TAB) program helps participants recognize when they are bystanders, analyze situations, and evaluate the consequences for everyone involved. TAB heightens bystanders’ power. It teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm doing and generate positive actions by others. Active bystandership does not mean aggression against the harm doer. It means taking responsible action to help people in need instead of remaining passive and becoming complicit. Bystanders gain the competencies they need if they decide to take action when they witness something they feel is unfair, or wrong, or troubling.

This session is age-appropriate for children in grades 7-10.

Free, but registration required. Sign up on Cary Library’s calendar.

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Training Active Bystanders (for children grades 4-6)
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Training Active Bystanders (for children grades 4-6)

The Training Active Bystanders (TAB) program helps participants recognize when they are bystanders, analyze situations, and evaluate the consequences for everyone involved. TAB heightens bystanders’ power. It teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm doing and generate positive actions by others. Active bystandership does not mean aggression against the harm doer. It means taking responsible action to help people in need instead of remaining passive and becoming complicit. Bystanders gain the competencies they need if they decide to take action when they witness something they feel is unfair, or wrong, or troubling.

This session is age-appropriate for children in grades 4-6.

Free, but registration required. Sign up on Cary Library’s calendar.

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Cookies and Community
Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

Cookies and Community

The LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission invites you join us at this after-Valentine’s-Day event to gather in community and share the love. What could be better than enjoying the company of your LGBTQIA+ neighbors and eating cookies?! If you are able to and feel so moved, you are invited to bring a donation for the Arlington Food Pantry of unexpired, unopened, nonperishable food and personal care items. Check out the list of needed items. This event is child-friendly and open to all.

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LGBTQIA+ Teen Drop-In Space
Feb
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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Overcoming Unconscious Bias (free workshop)
Feb
11
6:30 PM18:30

Overcoming Unconscious Bias (free workshop)

All of us harbor unconscious biases, even those of us with the best of intentions. The good news is that training can help us recognize our biases, challenge them, and replace them with inclusive practices. Doing so can create a more just and welcoming environment for all.

This training covers all types of biases. It is suitable for adults and motivated teens. Sponsored by LexPride and Cary Memorial Library.

Space is limited to 27 participants. Free, but registration required. Sign up on Cary Library’s calendar.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (film screening)
Feb
11
6:30 PM18:30

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (film screening)

This film follows Cameron as she is sent to a conversion therapy center after she is caught with another girl on prom night. In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow teens including amputee Stoner Jane and her friend the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam. They form an unlikely family as they fight to survive.

Film is unrated. It runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.

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