92 PRO-FM is proud to support the LGBTQ+ Community & Pride this month & throughout the year! Below, check-out your Southern New England Pride Guide including events & celebrations!
Plus, we highlighted a few programs & organizations working to make a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ Community!
PRIDE GUIDE EVENTS:
Tue 6/7, 6pm – RI LGBTQ+ Film Series Presented by the Providence Public Library. Enjoy a free three-part film series with panel discussions of queer history & filmmaking.
Thu 6/9, 5-10pm – 4th Annual AHA! Pride Block Party. The Queer Arts Council, AHA! and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park are partnering to present the 4th Annual Block Party!
Thu 6/9, 6:30pm – Pride Film Lecture Series: Carol. Every Thursday night at 6:30pm in June, join a very special Pride Film Lecture Series. Organized by librarians at Barrington Public Library.
Fri 6/10, 11pm – LGBTQ Prom Night Presented by the Fall River Pride Committee. A fun-filled night of dancing, snacking & community building at the Greater Fall River Recreation!
Sat 6/11 – Gay 5K Providence. Run the race and support LGBTQ+!
Sat 6/11, 4-9pm – Taunton Pride. Part of an amazing Pride month that includes New Bedford Pride on June 4 and Fall River Pride on June 5. With music, dancing, food, drag performances, games, vendors, family activities, and more!
Mon 6/13, 5:30-8:30pm – Family LGBTQ Skate Night at United Skates of America, Rumford.
Fri 6/17, 5pm – LGBTQIA+ Career Fair at District Hall Providence. Join RI Pride & CIC Providence for a career & environment where you can feel comfortable being yourself.
Fri 6/17, 8-10pm – Hot 106 Celebrates Pride at the Dark Lady & Alley Cat’s Dancing Queen Massive Block Party! Gates open at 7pm and close at 3am. Join Bekah Berger for an ABBA Tribute Band, plus, festive prizes!
Sat 6/18 – The 46th Annual Rhode Island PrideFest Celebration takes over downtown Providence (South Water St.) with a variety of main stage performances & live entertainment and over 250 vendors & social resource organizations, food trucks, Hasbro Kid’s Zone & more! Featuring the Illuminated Night Parade.
Sat 6/18 – RI Pride Illuminated Night Parade kicks-off at 8pm and is New England’s only night Pride parade.
Sat 6/18, 9-11pm – 92 PRO-FM Celebrates Pride at the Dark Lady & Alley Cat‘s May the Pride be with You Massive Block Party taking over the corner of Snow Street! Gates open at 6pm and close at 3am. Join Barbi Jo from some fun celebrations, prizes & hot concert tickets!
Fri 6/24 – Sun 6/26 – Newport Rhode Island Pride Weekend.
Sat 6/25, Noon – Pride Ride 2022 with Bike Newport! Pedal for Pride on this annual two-mile bike parade around Newport. Starting & concluding at the Great Friends Meeting House on Farewell Street.
Sat 6/25, Noon-4pm – Pop Up Book Shop on West Warwick Pride Day. Come see the pop-up book shop at West Warwick Pride Day at the West Warwick Civic Center.
Sat 6/25, 10pm-4am – Paint & Sip Pride Night. Support Youth Moving Foward by attending this Pride night event. There will be a live DJ, appetizers, karaoke & bar!
Sat 6/25, 4-8pm – Mohegan Sun’s Pride on the Patio. On June 25th & 26th, Mohegan Sun hosts a fun-filled Pride weekend to celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community. On Saturday, June 25th, the Summer Entrance will be transformed for Pride on the Patio!
RHODE ISLAND PRIDE the largest and most comprehensive LGBTQIA+ community non-profit serving Rhode Island and its surrounding neighbors. Rhode Island Pride brings together the greater LGBTQIA+ community to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality. Producers of the Rhode Island Annual PrideFest Celebration & Illuminated Night Parade.
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality. Our research and experience have shown that there are four major ways that schools can cultivate a safe and supportive environment for all their students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
GSA NETWORK Genders & Sexualities Alliances, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (HRC) By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people plus community members who use different language to describe identity are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
IT GETS BETTER PROJECT: The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. The It Gets Better Project envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ youth are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals.
MATTHEW SHEPARD FOUNDATION: HATE CRIME PREVENTION RESOURCES: The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s mission is to amplify the story of Matthew Shepard to inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people. Through local, regional, and national outreach, they empower individuals to find their voice to create change and challenge communities to identify and address hate that lives within our schools, neighborhoods, and homes.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention hotline (1-800-273-8255). It provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With nearly 400 chapters and 250,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed.
THE JED FOUNDATION: The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today…and tomorrow.
THE TREVOR PROJECT: The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.
TRUE COLORS UNITED. True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people. In the United States, 4.2 million youth experience homelessness each year, with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their non-LGBTQ peers. True Colors United is committed to changing that.