Boston Pride Virtual Festival
This year, we can’t be on the Boston Common together, but we can be together virtually!
Each year we normally gather at the Boston Pride Festival & Concert to experience the 100+ exhibitors from organizations and companies from all around the region. Since we can’t do that this year because of the worldwide pandemic, we’ve decided to try the next best thing virtually.
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members nationwide and 775,000 members in Massachusetts, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.
Achieve TMS East
At Achieve TMS East we treat Major Depression and OCD with deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), and are committed to providing the best possible care to all our patients. Deep TMS utilizes a magnetic coil that is placed on the patient’s head. The coil produces a magnetic field that pulses directly to the brain where mood is regulated. The stimulation activates the neurons in the brain to open up neural pathways in the brain. Deep TMS produces results with fewer side effects than medication. We have locations across MA and CT and we are the largest dTMS provider in New England.
Let’s start your two virtual minutes of fun! Our mission has been to bring fun to our community for 5 years. And now more than ever we want to be with you. With merchandise full of humor and eroticism, we bring your favorite childhood character to another level, turning fantasy into reality. Please visit our website and social media and get the perfect design to make you laugh. We are here to celebrate pride and life. Help us to keep spreading fun! We can’t be who we are without you.
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
Founded in 1973, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s (BARCC) mission is to end sexual violence through healing and social change. BARCC provides free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends. We work with survivors of all genders, and our goal is to empower survivors to heal and seek justice in ways that are meaningful to them. Additionally, BARCC’s education and prevention team provides workshops and trainings to schools, college campuses, police, businesses, community-based organizations, and other community groups.
Boston Area Trans Support (BATS)
BATS is a peer-run support group for trans and non-binary people who are 18+ and living around the Boston area. We can offer support in understanding your gender identity, help with coming out or transitioning, emotional support, a sense of community, or a space to meet relatable people. Anybody who identifies as trans or who is questioning their gender identity is welcome to join our meetings.
Bay State Stonewall Democrats
The Bay State Stonewall Democrats advocate for and represent the needs of the Massachusetts LGBTQ+ community to the Democratic Party. We recruit and encourage LGBTQ+ participation within the Democratic Party to ensure the issues of our community and allies are seen, valued, and addressed.
Bisexual Resource Center
Founded in 1985, the Bisexual Resource Center is a 501c3 national nonprofit that serves the bi+ community through resources, support, and celebration. Though we use the umbrella labels “bisexual” and “bi+”, our community is comprised of anyone who is attracted to more than one gender, no matter the personal label(s) they may use (such as queer or pansexual).
BPHC – Ryan White Part A Planning Council
The Ryan White Planning Council is a group of committed volunteers that make critical priority setting and allocation decisions for a federal grant. The grant provides funding for more than 100 programs at 35 agencies across 7 counties in MA and 3 counties in NH. Each program offers medical and support services for people living with HIV, their caretakers and their families.
For over 30 years, Boston IVF has recognized freedom in parenting – regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. With more than 90,000 babies born since 1986, Boston IVF is one of the most accomplished fertility centers in the world. Its groundbreaking LGBTQ Program has received numerous awards for reproductive advocacy and a history of reproductive “firsts” – including the first center in New England to assist a male couple have children. Our center offers a customized array of innovative treatments and a network of sperm banks and egg donor agencies that will help you to reach your goal of becoming a parent.
Boston Pride Merchandise
Even though we can’t be on the Boston Common together as scheduled, we can still show our Pride with Official Boston Pride Merchandise! We have Boston Pride, Black Pride, and Latinx Pride for you, along with 50th Anniversary and #wickedproud items. From hoodies and hats, to tees and totes, to neck gaiters to onesies, you’ll get everything you need in our one-stop-shop!
Happy Pride from Coro Allegro, Boston’s award-winning LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus. Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Hodgkins, Coro Allegro is known for adventurous programming and critically acclaimed performances and recordings of powerful works by diverse classical and contemporary composers. Through our performances, collaborations, and community partnerships, Coro Allegro strengthens community, builds bridges, and enriches lives in the Boston area and beyond. We welcome singers and audiences alike of all races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. Join us. Come hear us, sing with us, celebrate with us, be a part of our Coro Family.
Crafty Queer Studio
Crafty Queer Studio is a local queer-owned and operated business that focuses exclusively on LGBTQ+ jewelry and accessories. These include necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, as well as buttons, magnets, and pins. Everything at Crafty Queer is individually handmade with love, even down to the buttons, with a wide selection for everyone under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella and their allies!
Disability Policy Consortium
Disability Policy Consortium is a civil rights advocacy and research organization run by and for people with disabilities. We strive to make our state and our country more accessible and inclusive. We also run the My Ombudsman program, which helps people enrolled in Masshealth managed care resolve issues with their care plans and get the services they need to thrive.
DOVE, Inc. (Domestic Violence Ended)
DOVE is an anti-domestic violence organization in Norfolk County serving the greater South Shore region. We partner with diverse communities impacted by partner and domestic violence to promote hope, healing, safety, and social change through a broad range of services, including a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, legal assistance, supportive counseling, and support groups. DOVE also conducts prevention work through workshops and trainings for high schools and middle schools, including GSAs. We understand partner violence to be a pattern of non-consensual power and control enacted over another person, and work to actively combat the disproportionate impact that this violence has on queer and trans people.
Ed Markey for Senate
Senator Ed Markey is a national leader in the fight for justice for the LGBTQ+ community, and has worked for decades to give a voice to LGBTQ+ individuals throughout Massachusetts, our country, and the world. Senator Markey’s leadership goes back to 1996, when he was one of 67 House members to vote in opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage for federal purposes as the union between one man and one woman and allowed states to refuse recognition of same-sex marriages granted by other states. Today, he continues to serve as a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, authoring and supporting legislation to ensure equal rights and protections for every person.
Frontrunners Boston is Boston’s first LGBTQ+ running club, founded in 1979. Pre-COVID, we met every Thursday evening and Saturday morning for a run along the Charles River. Afterward, we ate dinner or brunch together. Right now we’re running solo, but we plan to resume our group runs once it’s safe to do so. Please join us–runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome!
Foam Brain Games
Foam Brain Games travels across the country selling board games and dice at conventions and on the internet. We’re proud of our support of the LGBTQIA+ community both within our own staff and through events like Pride and have produced a variety of products with pride flag designs including metal dice, stickers, pins and keychains.
The History Project
The History Project is a community-based independent archives focused exclusively on documenting and preserving the history of Boston’s and New England’s LGBTQ communities and sharing that history with LGBTQ individuals, organizations, allies, and the public. During the pandemic, we’ve made all our programming and research requests virtual, so if you’d like to learn more, or tune into a virtual Out of the Archives, please check out our website.
Improbable Players is a company of actors in recovery from substance addiction who use theatre to educate about addiction, recovery, and prevention. Through our acting troupes in Massachusetts, New York, and Ohio we bring programs to schools and community centers across these regions annually.
Flavors of your Palate
Flavors of your Palate is a Certified LGBTBE® personal chef and catering business with an educational and awareness component. FoyP’s mission is to change the world, one flavor at a time by nourishing minds, souls and tummies. Chef Jonil envisions a world where we can all sit at the table, break bread and have meaningful conversations, all while embracing one another’s uniqueness.
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. The company strives to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.