The Best Ways to Celebrate Pride Month in Boston

Last week, Boston hosted an entire week dedicated to embracing the LGBTQ community’s diverse history, culture, and identities by promoting community engagement and inclusivity while striving for visibility and respect in unity. Boston Pride celebrated with a concert on City Hall Plaza, a parade through Copley Square, a boat cruise at Rowes Wharf, block parties throughout the city and a Pride at Night event held at the House of Blues.

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Also held last weekend, Tito’s Vodka hosted a Drink and Donate event, including a Queeroake at Midways Cafe last Thursday and a block party at JP and St. James. For every Tito’s All American Lemonade or Tito’s Greyhound purchased, the brand donated $1 from every drink to Boston Pride.

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B/SPOKE, Boston’s indoor cycling studio and lifestyle brand, hosted its first PR/DE R/DE last Friday to benefit BAGLY that provides LGBTQ youth with programs and leadership opportunities. The 45-minute cardio ride included unity flashing rainbow glow sticks and the opportunity to purchase a special edition PR/DE R/DE B/SPOKE tank.

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Jacques Cabaret keeps the Pride party going all month long with live entertainment every night of the week. This South End spot is somewhat difficult to find, but once you do locate it, the nightly drag shows offer a fun night out and is popular with bachelorette parties. The talented entertainers lip sync and dance the night away to haute music. Jacques has been a permanent fixture in Boston for decades best known for its weekly karaoke, Sassy Sundays and Divas shows.

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There are a few more Pride events being held this month, including FREAKNIK, a 90s themed mini ball and cookout on June 18, Boston Breakers Pride Night on June 24 and a reading of “Marriage of a Thousand Lies” with queer novelist SJ Sindu on June 26 at the Brookline Booksmith. Be sure to check out Boston Pride’s full calendar of events for times and locations.