Members of the Greater Lowell Health Alliance, LGTBQ+ Subcommittee would like to invite you to celebrate Greater Lowell PRIDE Month 2019!
Happy PRIDE 2019!
WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?
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.
ABOUT THE GLHA LGBTQ SUBCOMMITTEE
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.
This is a collaborative effort between many community partners to plan and coordinate a month of events & celebrations. If you would like to be involved in the PRIDE Planning Committee, or would like more information about Greater Lowell PRIDE – please contact Amanda Clermont, GLHA Community Engagement Coordinator.
Please join us on Friday, May 31st, 11am, at Lowell City Hall front steps – for our Flag Raising PRIDE Kickoff Event!
PRIDE Parade – Sat. June 1st, 12pm
UPDATE: The parade will begin staging/registration at 11am, Davidson parking area, 15 Davidson St., Lowell.
Parade Route: The procession will turn left onto Merrimack Street, left onto Central Street, right onto Market Street, right onto Palmer Street and then a right onto Merrimack Street and end at Middlesex Community College, 33 Kearney Square, Lowell. The parade will START promptly at 12pm.
Individuals can march – FREE of charge. If you want to march as a group please register.
Location: Middlesex Community College, 33 Kearney Square, Lowell
Live entertainment, food, vendors and more!
Come back soon and check out our entertainment schedule!
If you or your agency would like to sponsor Greater Lowell PRIDE Month All funds raised go towards PRIDE Planning!
PRIDE Fundraising Events: Drag Bingo – June 11th & 25th, 7pm Warp & Weft
For listing of other Greater Lowell PRIDE 2019 events please check out the Greater Lowell PRIDE Month Celebration Facebook Page!