Celebrate the LGBTQIAA+ community in the Hub this June with these events and special offerings
Pride Roll at Shore Leave: All June long, enjoy this special Pride-themed sushi roll at the South End tiki bar/restaurant that consists of spicy Jonah crab and cucumber topped with salmon, hamachi, tuna and avocado. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Trans Justice Funding Project.
#HellaBlack Live Mixtape Vol. 4: Pride Edition: On June 2, the Plaza Theatres at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) in the South End bear witness to a live show by six LGBTQIAA+ local Black artists that features rap, poetry, music and more. In addition to the performances, there’s also a market for Black-owned vendors at the BCA’s Black Box Theatre.
Boston Dyke March: On June 10 at 6:30 p.m., the 25th edition of this grassroots Pride gathering kicks off at Boston Common’s Parkman Bandstand. It also boasts post-March performances, live poetry and speakers beginning around 7:45 p.m.
Gay Bash’d (pictured): Brand-new live music venue Roadrunner serves as a first-time host for this annual shindig that is billed as “Boston’s biggest Pride party.” On June 10, join Detox of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and a lineup of other superstars on New England’s biggest dance floor for this grand soiree benefiting Trans Resistance MA, an organization that has its own march and festival June 25 starting in Roxbury's Cedar Square Park and ending at the Franklin Park Playstead.
Road of Rainbows: Touted as the “first truly inclusive 5K in Massachusetts,” this all-gender-friendly athletic event takes place Pride Weekend on June 11 at Boston Common. Organized by the Boston Theater Company, this happening boasts a pre-game festival with local drag queens, music and more.