Greater Lowell Pride 2017

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Greater Lowell Pride 2017

Greater Lowell’s 2nd Annual Family Friendly Pride Event

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 1:00-5:00pm
Location: Utopia Park, Lowell on the Canal Street Lot
between 110 Canal St. and Mill No.5 on Jackson Street

The Greater Lowell Health Alliance, LGTBQ Subcommittee and partnering organizations is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Greater Lowell Pride Family-Friendly Event that will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 1:00-5:00pm at Utopia Park, Lowell, MA. Participants will enjoy live musical entertainment and performance, arts and crafts, kids face painting and games, local vendors, and receive health and wellness resources and information.

2017 Greater Lowell Pride Sponsors

T-SHIRT Sponsor- First Parish UU Chelmsford

RAINBOW Sponsor – Fenway Health

PRIDE Sponsor – Life Links, Inc.

FRIEND OF PRIDE Sponsor – Greater Lowell Health Alliance

THANK YOU to all for your generous support!!

Resource Tables/Vendors

A Clean Sweep
Alternative House
ANCHOR- Boston Medical Center
ATASK- Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
BAGLY- Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth
Chelmsford Wellness Center
Department of Veterans Services
DIY Lowell
First Parish UU Chelmsford
Greater Boston PFLAG – Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Greater Lowell Health Alliance
History UnErased
Lowell Community Health Center
Lowell General Hospital
Lowell National Historical Parks
Made In Lowell
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers
Miracle Providers New England
Lets Roll Eggroll
Socialist Alternative
Sweet Lydia’s
The Big Freezy-Darin D. Ritz
The Center For Hope and Healing
WIC – Women, Infant, Children

In-Kind Donations/Local Business Support

A Clean Sweep
Athenian Corner
Brew’d Awakenings
Cobblestones
Coffee and Cotton
ChiChi Marvel – Drag Queen
CiCi Nebula – Drag Queen
Cynthia Archila -Photography
DJ Coin Boy Ron Hernandez “Kovalski” – DJ
El Potro Mexican Bar and Grill
EmmaBi*ch
Eyeful Beauty
Frances Killam – Vocalist
Fuse Bistro
Greater Lowell Community Foundation
History UnErased
HOWL Magazine
Justin Goodrich – Solo Guitarist
King Von “D” Georgia – Drag Queen
Kristi Kreamm – Drag Queen
Lowell Canalwaters Cleaners
Life Alive
“MAMA” Savannah Georgia -Hostess
Market Street Market
Mayor Ed Kennedy
Miss Jackie Diamond – DJ
Outback Steakhouse
Owl Diner
Rainbow Times
Showcase Cinemas
The City of Lowell
Tremonte Pizzeria

 SPECIAL THANKS TO THE 2017 PRIDE COMMITTEE
GLHA LGTBQ Subcommittee Members who all volunteer their time!
We couldn’t do this without you!

Maria Crooker, Co-Chair of LGBTQ Subcommittee & Chair of Registration Subcommittee
Alan Flagg, Co-Chair of LGBTQ Subcommittee
Kerrie D’Entremont, Chair of Sponsorship Subcommittee
Resi Polixa, Co-Chair of Volunteer Subcommittee
Christine Soundara, Chair of Marketing/Communications and Entertainment Subcommittees
Fahmina Zaman, Co-Chair of Volunteers Subcommittee
Michael Bloom
Stephanie Buccholz
Haley Crimmings
Jackie Diamond
Deb Fowler
Dee Halzack
Ron Hernandez
Heather Hilbert
Shawn Jalbert
Brian Kovaliski “MAMA”
George Nugent
Elsabel Rincon
Raeanne Santos
Chhavy Sinuon
Sreypov Vary
Isa Woldeguiorguis
Elisabeth Wren

Thank you to all for coming out to support the LGBTQ community in the Greater Lowell Area, and making Pride 2017 so successful!

PHOTOS: From the 2nd Annual Greater Lowell Pride Family-Friendly Picnic at Utopia Park, Lowell on Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Happy Pride 2017!

The 2016 Greater Lowell Community Health Needs Assessment revealed that community members who are isolated or without family support are at risk of developing mental health, substance abuse and other issues. There is a lack of sensitivity to this community, as well as a lack of awareness about transgender individuals. It’s easier to deliver more effective health services to individual when you see all of who they are–including how THEY identify their gender.

The LGBTQ Subcommittee is a group of professionals and community members committed to addressing these issues, raising awareness and ensuring that ALL the members of the Greater Lowell community have access to culturally competent, inclusive and high quality services and supports. The Subcommittee also aims to build a network of resources and individuals in the community who can provide affinity and support to one another.

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate as a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer at the 2nd Annual Greater Lowell Pride Family-Friendly Event. Please find attached the following documents:

We encourage you to share the sponsorship letter, registration form, volunteer sign up, flyer, and the Facebook event page.

This year’s event promises to be even bigger. We hope you will come support the LGTBQ community in the Greater Lowell Area.

With many thanks from the Greater Lowell Health Alliance,
LGTBQ Subcommittee!

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PHOTOS from the 1st Annual Greater Lowell Pride Family-Friendly Picnic at Boarding House Park, Lowell on Sunday, June 26, 2016

Photo Credit: Heather Barker, Howl Magazine and Christine Soundara, GLHA