Greater Lowell PRIDE Month Celebration

PRIDE Parade, Concert & Festival, Dance Party, Queer Prom, Spinners PRIDE Night and more!

Flag raising ceremony at Lowell City Hall, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.

Sponsor the Greater Lowell PRIDE Month Celebration!

This year’s programming has expanded to a full month of activities – giving your business, organization or group many opportunities to amplify your support of the LGBTQ community, including advertising in the PRIDE Program Book, marching in the PRIDE parade, becoming a vendor at the Concert and Family Event and more! Sponsorship levels from $50 – $2,500, with each level named in tribute to an aspect of LGBTQ history.

KICK OFF PRIDE PARADE

Saturday, June 2nd from 12:00 - 1:00

Lowell Memorial Auditorium to JFK Plaza

PRIDE Parade Chair: Jackie Diamond

Register by April 13th to be included in PRIDE program book

CONCERT & FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 2nd from 1:00 - 5:00

JFK Plaza next to City Hall, Arcand Drive

Vendor Coordinator: Gabby Davis

Register by April 13th to be included in PRIDE program book

The June 2nd PRIDE Concert & Festival includes food trucks, beer garden, sober tent, vendors, guest speakers, games, face painting, live performance by Jodi Jolt and the VOLT, guest musical talents, DJ Miss Jackie Diamond and a special tribute to Niki Tsongas!

DANCE PARTY!

Sunday, June 3rd from 3:30 - 7:00pm

Warp and Weft, 197 Market Street (21 and over)

Buffet, cash bar and the incomparable DJ Triana!

LGBTQ Themed Film Series

June 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

THE LUNA THEATER

Mill 5, 250 Jackson Street

SEZ ME RECEPTION

Monday, June 4th from 7:00 - 8:30pm

MCC Federal Building, 50 Kearney Square

Learn about the Sez Me web series from its creator, Mor Erlich.

QUEER PROM

Friday, June 15th

LGBTQ HISTORY MYSTERY

Wednesday, June 20th from 7:00 - 8:30pm

MCC Federal Building, 50 Kearney Square

Learn empowering LGBTQ history! All ages welcome.

DIAMOND DIVAS DRAG SHOW

Saturday, June 23rd

8:00 – 10:00 at 122 Western Avenue, B Mill

All ages are welcome!

SPINNERS PRIDE NIGHT

Thursday, June 28th

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Lelacheur Park

Wanna go?

PURPOSE & PRIDE

Essay Contest for Students

Essay submissions are awarded 4 Spinners PRIDE night tickets!

SPONSOR GREATER LOWELL'S PRIDE MONTH CELEBRATION

Each sponsorship level is named in tribute to an aspect of LGBTQ history.

Curious? Read a brief introduction to each of the LGBTQ HISTORY tributes.

Why is the Greater Lowell PRIDE Month Celebration important? Despite undeniable advancements for LGBTQ equality, the statistics relating to LGBTQ youth in Massachusetts and homelessness, suicidality, risk behaviors and dropout rates are worsening. The Greater Lowell PRIDE Month Celebration is a grand opportunity to bring visibility to the LGBTQ community and, through the participation and contributions of local businesses, organizations and groups, demonstrate a unified message of appreciation and celebration of human diversity – which in turn works to create safer, healthier schools and communities.

Planning and preparation for the Greater Lowell PRIDE Month Celebration is orchestrated by the Greater Lowell Health Alliance LGBTQ Subcommittee, a group of professionals and community members committed to improving the health and safety of the LGBTQ community and ensuring that ALL members of the Greater Lowell community have access to high quality, inclusive and culturally competent services, supports and educational opportunities.