/2020 Virtual Festival
2020 Virtual Festival2020-07-02T10:46:03-04:00

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

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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

Achieve TMS East

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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.

Action Enterprises

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PRIDE MERCHANDISE
Flags
Buttons
Hats
Fans
Etc
All She Wrote

All She Wrote Bookstore

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All She Wrote Books is a feminist bookstore that prides itself in stocking new and used books featuring female, queer and non-binary authors of all genres.
A&V Art

A&V Art

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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)

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

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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.
BATS

Boston Area Trans Support (BATS)

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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

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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

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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).
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston Public Health Commission

BPHC – Ryan White Part A Planning Council

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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.

Boston IVF

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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

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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!
Coro Allegro

Coro Allegro

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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

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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

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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, Inc. (Domestic Violence Ended)

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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

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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.
Front Runners

Frontrunners Boston

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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

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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.
Gender Traitor Shop

Gender Traitor

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Gender Traitor is a NYC based, LGBTQ clothing brand and active blog. At Gender Traitor we are dedicated to helping people “live life label free”. Plus, 10% of our profits each quarter go to helping souls in need!
The History Project

The History Project

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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

Improbable Players

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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

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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

Gilead Sciences

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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.

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Human Rights Campaign

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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
Linked On Fantasy

Linked On Fantasy

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Live your truth! An LGBT + founded and run small business making chainmail jewelry and accessories, Pearler bead magnets and resin charms. Jewelry includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings, chokers. Accessories include bookmarks, dice bags, mini flags and banners. Customizable colors available! All LGBT representations available in all products. If you don’t see it, leave a comment and we will make it. Check out our selection and add some fantasy into everyday life.
LGBTQ Senior Housing

LGBTQ Senior Housing

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Happy Pride from LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc, a non-profit with a mission to facilitate access to welcoming, safe and affordable housing for low-income LGBTQ seniors and to support community space to serve seniors in the Greater Boston community. Currently, along with our developer partner Pennrose, we are developing LGBTQ friendly senior housing in Hyde Park, the first such housing development in New England, with 74 units of mixed income housing and a vibrant, diverse and welcoming place where LGBTQ seniors in the community can congregate. We are so proud to be serving our LGBTQ senior community!
Mass General Hospital

MGH Sexual Health Clinic

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The Massachusetts General Hospital Sexual Health Clinic promotes sexual health by providing screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections as well as preventive services, including HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Services are provided in a confidential setting by professional staff members. Insurance is not required, and everyone is welcome.

New England Donor Services

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New England Donor Services is the oldest independent non-profit Organ Procurement Organization in the U.S. that coordinates organ and tissue donation in the six New England states and Bermuda. Our mission is to save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation. NEDS serves thousands of donor families each year who have generously made the decision to donate and honors the wishes of those who registered as donors and gave the gift of life. Through these donations NEDS saves and heals the lives of organ and tissue recipients in our region and across the country.
Female Sexual Orientation Genetics Research Study

Female Sexual Orientation Genetics Research Study

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The Female Sexual Orientation Genetics research study is an NIH-funded grant headquartered out of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), a not-for-profit organization. NorthShore is an integrated healthcare delivery system headquartered in Evanston, IL, including 5 hospitals and more than 140 outpatient locations in the Chicagoland area. As the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, NorthShore is dedicated to excellence in medical education and research.
Shop NORART

No Rhyme of Reason Art

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 (NROR ART) – the home of funky or f*ck it! Handmade accessories inspired by unapologetic expression, 90s nostalgia, and being your true, authentic self.
Our Back Pockets

Our Back Pockets

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Our Back Pockets is a stationery brand dedicated to celebrating queer lives. I make cards, stickers, and pins that range from heartfelt to hilarious, and are often both. We get to create our own traditions, and I want to help you do that. Whether you’re commemorating uniquely queer milestones like coming out or starting gender affirming hormones, reaching out to a friend dealing with a chronic condition, or simply trying to find a card about love that doesn’t reek of heteronormativity – I got you.
Cape Cod Pride

Cape Cod Pride

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Cape Cod Pride connects and supports the LGBTQ community on Cape Cod—building bridges of understanding from Bourne to Provincetown. Whether you’re looking for ongoing activities or supportive friends, you’re not alone—Cape Cod Pride is active all year long. Find your community at Cape Cod Pride.
Outer Peace Gear

Outer Peace Gear

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Outer Peace Gear is an LGBTQ+ owned and operated queer apparel and accessories shop. We have exclusive items as well as mainstream pride gear. We pride ourselves on helping our community live their truth. We also work with a number of LGBTQ+ centers, providing them with merchandise to sell and use the profits to support their programs. Outer Peace Gear – Accessorize What’s Inside!! Follow us on Instagram, Like us on Facebook, shop with us on Etsy or check out our website!
PFLAG

Greater Boston PFLAG

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Since 1978, Greater Boston PFLAG has been dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community through support, education and advocacy. We proudly offer support services to family, friends, significant others and allies via 14 support groups (currently meeting virtually), a helpline, and a one-to-one program. We also provide LGBTQ+ educational trainings and workshops in a wide range of settings, including schools, places of worship, workplaces, and community organizations. Every day we work to achieve our vision of a world in which LGBTQ+ individuals are safe, supported, included, and equal in their families, in their communities, and in society.

Queerly Beloved Tees

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Happy Pride, beloved! We are Queerly Beloved Tees, the premier clothing brand made by and for queer people of faith. Based in Belmont, MA, we offer stylish, comfortable shirts featuring bold, fun designs that celebrate queer spirituality. In a world where religion has far too often harmed LGBTQ people, we offer an alternative message: queer people are truly beloved by God. Plus, we’re giving Virtual Boston Pride attendees 20% OFF when you shop through the included link (code will be automatically applied at checkout). So shop today, babe. Let’s show the world just how beloved you are.
Samaritans

Samaritans, Inc.

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Samaritans’ mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress, and suicidal feelings among individuals in the community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. Samaritans provides life saving suicide prevention services throughout Greater Boston, MetroWest, and across Massachusetts. Our services are free, confidential, and nonjudgmental. 24/7 Crisis Services – You can call or text us at (877) 870-4673 anytime you feel isolated, desperate, suicidal, or concerned about someone else in your life. Grief Support Services – If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you can find support through events, meetings, and peer networks. Community Education & Outreach – Learn how to help someone in crisis by hosting a suicide prevention workshop at your school, workplace, or organization.
SGI Nichiren Buddhist Association

SGI Nichiren Buddhist Association

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Soka Gakkai International-USA (SGI-USA) is the most diverse Buddhist community in the US. SGI members base their practice on the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Buddhism, which teaches that each person has within the courage, wisdom and compassion to face and surmount any of life’s challenges. Based on core Buddhist principles such as respecting the dignity of human life and the interconnectedness of self and the environment, SGI engages in various peace activities, including human rights education, the movement to abolish nuclear weapons and efforts to promote sustainable development.

Sock it to Me Boston

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Sock it to Me Boston is a local family business owned and operated at Faneuil Hall Marketplace for over 35 years by three siblings. We offer fun, comfy clothing like Boston sweatshirts and sweatpants, shorts, t-shirts and pajamas. Colorful, funky socks are a specialty as well as dog breed socks. We carry Snoozies Slippers that are lined in cozy Sherpa. Whimsical Foot Traffic Slipper Socks are also popular. Rainbow Pride Socks are festive and great any time of year to liven up your outfit. We wish we could wish you Happy Pride in person but are glad to have this opportunity, so…Happy Pride!

Success Rice

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Thanks for joining us virtually at Boston Pride! With only a 10-minute cooking time, Success Quinoa is light and fluffy, with a nutty flavor. Pro Tip: Cooking the boil-in-bag in fruit juice, broth or milk will boost the flavor and create sweet and savory dishes for everyone to enjoy.
Triangle Manor

Triangle Manor

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Triangle Manor is a Queer Furry art collective out of Medford, MA. Our goal is to promote small, local, LGBTQIA+ artists, and to have fun! There are currently five artists contributing to the collective. We create Empowering shirts/clothing, stickers, punk patches, psychedelic drip paintings, soap, and more! We design and screenprint everything by hand out of our home and are always open for bulk orders for clothing, patches, reusable tote bags, and design services. The psychedelic drip paintings are all painted by hand and are UV reactive!  When in stock, the soaps are made with fresh ingredients, in small batches.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. The company has multiple approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis and has a robust pipeline of investigational medicines for other serious diseases. In 2020, Vertex received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and was recognized as a LGBTQ Corporate Ally by the Boston Business Journal.
Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

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Valvoline Instant Oil Change is proud to be a sponsor of Boston Pride’s Virtual Festival. Valvoline Instant Oil Change is committed to safety. We offer drive thru, stay-in-your-car service – no waiting rooms, no appointments and all employees are wearing face coverings. We have the convenience of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay for contactless payments and will email your invoice for your added comfort and safety. We hope to see you all at Boston Pride next year and, in the meantime, stay safe!
Webster Bank

Webster Bank

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Webster Bank is proud to participate in Boston Pride 2020. Like all of you we miss having a booth to visit with you one to one and participate in the March. One of the five guiding values of Webster Bank is “We respect the dignity of every individual.” During this Pride month we will be spotlighting GLBTQIA Customers on our social media to show our support. In our 84-year history we have worked to make our company’s policies, procedures, products and services accessible and equitable to all individuals regardless of gender, race or orientation. To learn more about Webster Bank and our commitment to diversity go to www.websterbank.com

Yankee Lambda LGBTQ Car Club

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The Yankee Chapter is part of Lambda Car Club International. Founded in 1981, LCCI now boasts over 2,200 members in 31 local chapters from coast-to-coast in both the United States and Canada. All members share the same passion for all things automotive that you do! Lambda Car Club International started as the Gay Old Car Owners Society based in New York City. Since then, Lambda has kept expanding through local and invitational events with people like you. Ownership of a classic car is not required. You do not even have to own a vehicle, just the passion for anything automotive. If you are looking for a great way to be social within the LGBTQ community, this is the place for you and that passion for your automotive interests.