What to do this week: Boston Pride edition

This week’s post will be focused on and dedicated to Boston Pride themed events taking place around the city. I’d like to encourage you to make plans to go out and be visible and have fun, supporting the many programs taking place. Below is partial listing of Boston Pride events taking place.

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Out Professional Executive Networking (OPEN) hosts a networking event at Red Lantern from 6-9PM.

Queer Me Out at the W Hotel with Carmen Carrera from 6:30 – 9:00PM to talk about transgender rights.

Heels for Hope is the annual BAGLY fundraiser that takes place this year at Club Cafe, starting at 7PM – If you’ve procrastinated you can buy your tickets there.

Stonewall 50 Community Forum at Faneuil Hall with special guests Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, former Obama White House Aide and Director of External Relations for the National Center for Transgender Equality; and Amy Hoffman, Author of An Army of Ex-Lovers:  My Life at the Gay Community News and veteran of the early LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement in Boston starting at 7PM.

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Pridelights takes place this year at Blackstone Square Park with your lovely host, Verna Turbulence – come down to the park for the tree lighting ceremony and entertainment starting at 6PM.

Trivia Eleganza Extravaganza hosts a very gay trivia night at Club Cafe starting at 7PM – all are welcome.

ShowTune Tuesday hosts a very special Pride edition starting at 9PM with VJ Ryan Grow at dbar.


QUINGO (Queer Bingo) is pretty much exactly how it sounds and will take place at Turtle Swamp Brewery in JP starting at 6PM

Atomic Karaoke: Pride Edition! is at Club Cafe starting at 10PM

Pride Puerto Rican Invasion! is at Legacy in the Theater District – doors will open at 10PM


Pride Book Reading from local author (as well as my friend and neighbor) will be reading excerpts from his most current book, The Hub of the Gay Universe: An LGBTQ History of Boston, Provincetown and Beyond at the Boston Public Library – in the Commonwealth Room starting at 6PM

Machine’s Final Pride Kick Off (18+) with pop-up performances from some of your favorite local drag queens and karaoke with Rob Botelho

Yaasss Pride with special guest, Naomi Smalls from RuPaul’s Drag Race for Yaasss Pride! She will be performing alongside your Yaasss girls, Alana Thicc, Penny Tentiary and Yune Neptune. DJ Begbick – doors open at 10PM


Joe Posa as Joan Rivers, “Back & Bitter Than Ever”! performs at Club Cafe for one night only

Blend & Fields Corner Main Street Dorchester PRIDE is back for its third celebration starting at 8PM at Blend

Boudoir: a Sultry Underground Queer Dance Party for Boston Pride heartfelt expression of music, dance, performance and atmospheric gratutitude to the queer community of Boston to honor the annual feast of PRIDE – two tiers of tickets available for this party that starts at 9PM

Super GQB: Pride Edition is at The Good Life in downtown starting at 9PM

MOBD Muscle Otter Bear Daddy Boston Pride is in Cambridge at the Middle East, doors open at 9PM

H E R O E S Friday June 7: PRIDE Edition takes place right around the corner from MOBD at Sonia and will be playing 80s New Wave

dbar Pride Stop Light Party is always a lot of fun so stop by and be mindful of the color codes: Single – Ask Me – Taken

Machine’s Final Pride Blowout with Adore Delano this will be Ramrod/Machine’s final Boston Pride celebration so join them with special guest Adore Delano to celebrate starting at 10PM

Chandler Street Block Party, gay bostonSATURDAY

Boston Pride Parade starts at 11AM in Copley Square before it winds through the South End – but take your time this parade is always running late

Boston Pride Concert at Government Center will include the likes of Todrick Hall, Robin S. and Beth Sacks from 12-6PM

Chandler Street Block Party starts after the parade finishes and runs til 7PM – all money raised goes to benefit the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts

DONT ASK DONT TELL: FLUX ft. Pissy Pussy *Queer Pride 2019*is back with another amazing party at Great Scott in Allston starting at 10PM

Visceral / PRIDE dance night that takes the audience on a journey through the sensuous and daring sounds of techno and beyond at The Lower Level

Legacy Pride with Yvie Oddly is in the Theater District – doors open at 10PM

Epic Saturdays *Pride 2019 Main Event* takes place at the House of Blues with the doors opening at 9PM — this party will sell out

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Taste The Pride at Stella’s Celebratory Gay Pride Brunch on Sunday June 9th. We will be featuring LVP (Lisa Vanderpump) Rosé

Boston Pride Back Bay Block Party starts at 1PM but won’t get busy until later in the afternoon – definitely make plans to stop by and enjoy this party

Spill the Tea W Boston’s Tea Dance keeps the party going for those looking for an alternative to the large block party in Back Bay from 4-9PM at the W

Mass Bears and Cubs Harbor Cruise leaves at 6PM so make sure you don’t arrive fashionably late otherwise you’ll miss out on all the fun and great music

*sip* PRIDE EDITION w/DJ Brian Halligan X Garden Club & DUSTY takes place downstairs at Jacques starting at 6PM

Pride Retro Tea begins at 6PM at Club Cafe

Pabllo Vittar Live in Concert the famous Brazilian drag queen will be performing at Royale – doors open at 8PM

Wicked Huge Pride Party Finale is at Candibar – doors open at 9PM


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