June Pride Programming & Justice Opportunities

June 3 – Trans Resistance March Trans Resistance MA is an organization of Trans and BIPOC LGBTQIA+ community members formed in 2020 after years of contention about a lack of representation in Boston Pride. The Trans Resistance March will begin at 11:30 AM at the Stony Brook T stop on the Orange line, followed by a festival from 12-5 PM at Franklin Park Playstead. Members of the Southern New England Conference, clergy, and churches will be in attendance. If you would like to join the march, please let Rev. Emelia know by tomorrow, June 2.

June 4 – LGBT Asylum Task Force will visit our church during worship and Fellowship Hour. Learn about this ministry of Hadwen Park Congregational Church in Worcester that supports LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers.

June 7 – “Improper Bostonians” Virtual Lecture with Reading Public Library to learn about LGBTQ history in Boston. Click here to register.

June 14 – “Let’s Talk” about Pride! Join our monthly conversation group in the Parlor at 1:30 PM for a conversation about Pride and LGBTQIA+ issues, topics, and education. Have a question? Want to better understand pronouns? Curious about legislation across the country? Come to discuss!

June 17 – Reading Pride Car Parade & Celebration begins at 3 PM in the Reading Library parking lot. The route follows Grove, Franklin, and then Main Streets ending at the Common. A celebration will be held at 3:30 PM in the Common. Would you like to volunteer? Or have a cheering station of church members along the route? Let Rev. Emelia know.