Greater Lowell’s 3rd Annual Pride Parade & Concert
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: Parade 12-1pm, Concert & Family Friendly event to follow 1-5pm
Location: JFK Plaza- Downtown Lowell, MA
Outside City Hall
Special thank you to History UnErased for taking the lead on marketing and sponsorship for this year’s 2018 Pride Events – a month of programs and activities! Please see the links below and check back for an updated calendar of events!
Parade Grand Marshal: Miss Jackie Diamond
For additional information please visit our PRIDE page
CHECK OUT LAST YEAR’S EVENT……………..
Last year, the Greater Lowell’s 2nd Annual Family Friendly Pride Event took place on Saturday, June 24th, 2017, Utopia Park, Lowell on the Canal Street Lot between 110 Canal St. and Mill No.5 on Jackson Street. Hundreds came out on this very hot day to enjoy live musical entertainment and performance, arts and crafts, kids face painting and games, local vendors, and health and wellness resources and information.
The Greater Lowell Health Alliance, LGTBQ Subcommittee and partnering organizations would like to thank the following sponsors, vendors and volunteers! This was truly a community event!
2017 Greater Lowell Pride Sponsors
T-SHIRT Sponsor- First Parish UU Chelmsford
RAINBOW Sponsor – Fenway Health
PRIDE Sponsor – Life Links, Inc.
FRIENDS OF PRIDE Sponsors
Greater Lowell Health Alliance
Miss Jackie Diamond
Paddy’s Ale House
Four Sisters Owl Diner
THANK YOU to all for your generous support!!!
A Clean Sweep
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
First Parish UU Chelmsford
Greater Boston PFLAG – Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Greater Lowell Health Alliance
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
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
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
Frances Killam – Vocalist
Greater Lowell Community Foundation
Justin Goodrich – Solo Guitarist
King Von “D” Georgia – Drag Queen
Kristi Kreamm – Drag Queen
Lowell Canalwaters Cleaners
“MAMA” Savannah Georgia -Hostess
Market Street Market
Mayor Ed Kennedy
Miss Jackie Diamond – DJ
The City of Lowell
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
Brian Kovaliski “MAMA”
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
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:
- Sponsorship Letter – Contact Kerrie D’Entremont, Chair of the Sponsorship Subcommittee
- Vendor Registration Form – Contact Maria Crooker, Chair of the Registration Subcommittee
- Volunteer Sign Up – Contact Resi Polixa and Fahmina Zaman,
Co-Chairs of the Volunteers Subcommittee
- Flyer & Facebook Event Page – Contact Christine Soundara, Chair of Marketing/Communications Subcommittee
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,
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