Boston hosts many LGBTQ fundraisers and events each spring that are worth your attention and support. Considering the changes in American politics, friends and allies are needed now more than ever.
I’ve compiled a list of LGBTQ events that will take place this spring that you may want to consider attending or supporting. If I’ve overlooked an event / fundraiser, leave a comment in the post, and I’ll do my best to update this list.
Point Foundation reception is Thursday, March 2, 2017
Point Foundation 2017 Boston Cornerstone Society Reception
Thursday, March 2, 2017 || Tickets are $125.00
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Join Point Foundation on Thursday, March 2nd for their annual fundraiser. The organization empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential. They do this through scholarships, mentoring, leadership and community service training. For more information visit, pointfoundation.org/bostonCS17.
Fenway Men’s Event is Saturday, March 11, 2017
Fenway Health Men’s Event
Saturday, March 11, 2017 || Tickets are $275.00
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
The Men’s Event will bring together more than 1,300 gay and bisexual men, transgender people and allies to this black tie event to help raise money to support Fenway Health. For more information visit mensevent.org.
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Spring event is March 18 & 19
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus: Let’s Hear It For The Boys
Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 2017 || Tickets start at $25
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall
The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus presents Let’s Hear it for the Boys. Featuring music from The Beatles, NSYNC, Kool and the Gang, One Direction, David Bowie, George Michael, The Jackson 5, Village People, Queen, The Beach Boys, Coldplay, Great Big World, Bruno Mars, Journey and Pharrell Williams. For more information visit Let’s Hear It For The Boys.
Taste of The South End is Tuesday, March 21, 2017
AIDS Action Taste of the South End
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 || Tickets start at $125.00
Boston Center for the Arts, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
This is easily the best tasting event of the season and one any foodie should not miss. I also think this is one of the best organized events of its kind in Boston. The fact that proceeds go to the AIDS Action Committee is a bonus. For more information visit tasteofthesouthend.org.
Boston’s Wicked Queer Film Festival runs from March 30 – April 9, 2017
Wicked Queer – Boston’s Annual LGBT Film Festival
March 30 – April 9, 2017 || Ticket prices vary
Multiple locations throughout Boston
The Boston LGBT Film Festival presents the past, exhibits the present, and develops the future by supporting and displaying LGBT media works that challenge, encourage, and educate through the medium of the moving image and the power of queer cinema. For more information visit wickedqueer.org.
The Dinner Party is April 8, 2017
Fenway Health Dinner Party
Saturday, April 8, 2017 || Tickets are $225.00
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
The Dinner Party will bring together more than 1,000 lesbian and bisexual women, transgender people and allies to help raise money to support Fenway Health. For more information visit womensdinnerparty.org.
Dinnerfest is Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Victory Program’s Dinnerfest
Sunday, April 23, 2017 || Early Bird Tickets $50.00
Red Lantern, 3:00 – 6:00 PM
This is another delicious fundraiser to attend which has a large silent auction to tempt you into giving more to this worthwhile charity that is focused on helping individuals and families who are homeless and may have substance use disorders, often accompanied by chronic health issues like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and mental illness. For more information visit vpi.org.
Join Kathy Griffin on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Spirit Magazine LGBT Executive Networking Night
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 || Admission is $15.00
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Boston Spirit Magazine’s annual LGBT Executive Networking Night is always a great evening to connect with friends and meet professionals in Boston. This year Kathy Griffin will be stopping by so be sure to register before the event fills. For more information visit, bostonspiritmagazine.com.
Greater Boston PFLAG Pride & Passion is on Thursday, April 27, 2017
Greater Boston PFLAG Pride & Passion
Thursday, April 27, 2017 || Tickets are $200.00
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 6:00 PM
Greater Boston PFLAG chapter helps to change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that LGBTQ family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive. For more information visit, gbpflag.org.
This year’s climACTS! event is Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Theater Offensive climACTS! Bounce
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Royale Nightclub, 7:00 – 11:00 PM
This party is easily the sexiest fundraiser you will ever attend. climACTS! is a unique party experience that explores and celebrates the rich diversity of queer lives through provocative themes and performances. For more information visit, thetheateroffensive.org.
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If the cost of these events prohibit you from attending consider volunteering as a way to contribute. All of these events rely on the help of volunteers.