LGBTQ Event Calendar



Frequently people ask members of the LGBTQ+ Task Force how they can learn about and support our community. Most of us at FPC are aware that our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex friends are threatened by right-wing groups and state governments across America. Even in Massachusetts, where gender and sexual identity rights are protected by law, hate crimes rose dramatically last year.

In today's context, showing up at a Pride month event matters. Allies at Pride show the community they are respected and loved, and it normalizes that support when some would divide us. As a bonus, the events are fun for everyone to attend!

June 2024 PRIDE MONTH 


Email if you want to participate with other FPC members at PRIDE month events.

Becoming an LGBTQ+ Ally Workshop

This is a discussion-based workshop for folks at any stage of becoming an ally or learning about how to support folks in the LGBTQ+ community. All UUs, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, are welcome to attend and contribute to the discussion.

  • Workshop available 2 different times

1.            Sunday June 2, 2024 from 12:30-2:30 pm with optional noon potluck lunch OR

2.            Friday June 7, 2024 from 7-9 pm with optional 6:30 potluck dinner

  • First Parish Church of Stow & Acton Community Room (353 Great Road Stow, MA)
  • Ages: Middle school through adult. 
  • Potluck: Vegetarian meal will be provided. Please bring desserts or drinks (nut free).
  • RSVP to by noon Jun 2nd for Jun 2, by June 4 for June 7
  • Please RSVP with your name, church you attend, date you wish to attend, whether in person or via zoom (sessions will not be recorded). 
  • Please send questions for the workshop with RSVP and they will remain anonymous
  • We are only admitting those who RSVP in advance

Nashoba Valley Pride Festival: June 1

  • (organized by NASJA - Nashoba Area Social Justice Alliance board)
  • Sunday June 1, 2024  1-5 pm in Bolton Town Common
  • Parade from Emerson School at 1 pm, speakers, children's & Teen activiies, music, food, vendors
  • Instagram & Facebook @nashobavalleypride
  • FPC will host a table - contact to join us!

Boston Pride: June 8

This year we suggest folks attend and watch to get a better sense of how this has been reorganized rather than marching. Big focus on Boston Common including for teens, families with young kids, food trucks, etc.

Family Pride Day in Sudbury: June 9

  • Sunday June 9, 2024
  • Good event to bring your youth and children.

Acton Pride Festival: June 14-15

Maynard Pride: June 7-9

Monthly Events

ADULTS Monthly

Trans Community of New England (TCNE):

  •  a free Virtual Workshop on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm 

YOUTH and ADULTS Monthly

OUTMetroWest offers regular support groups for LGBTQ+ youth and their families
Satellite in Acton - new in 2024

UUA UPLIFT Gathering for Trans/Nonbinary+ Community


  • 4th Tuesdays 8-9:30pm ET Monthly Sept-June
  • Multigenerational, for ages 14+ (13 and under bring a trusted adult)
  • Closed space for Trans/Nonbinary+
  • See for the virtual link and registration

UUA UPLIFT Pastoral Care Space for Trans/Nonbinary+ Community


  • 2nd Friday 8-9 pm ET Monthly Sept-June
  • Adults only
  • Closed space for Trans/Nonbinary+ support for navigating life
  • See for the virtual link and registration

Upcoming Events

UUA UPLIFT Action Programs

January 2025


First Event Conference - Boston

  • Hosted by Trans Community of New England (TCNE)
  • Boston Park Plaza Hotel

4 days full of incredibly valuable workshops such as how to share your story, gender-affirming voice, hair, clothing, trans medicine, legal issues, …, fashion shows, vendors

Trans youth and Family Day

  • Co-hosted by Greater Boston PFLAG Includes youth, family and young adult targeted sessions


March 2025


Summer Camps

Check LGBTQ+ and Allies summer camp application deadlines: PFLAG Camps for Youth

Trans Youth Summit

  • 2024 date: Saturday March 23rd 9am-4:30pm 
  • Hayes School, Brookline MA
  • Open to trans/nonbinary youth 25 and under 
  • with separate track for parents/guardians/caregivers
  • Get FREE Tickets here:

LGBTQ+*/TGQNB* Days of Observance

First Wednesday of February - National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 31 - International Transgender Day of Visibility

April 12 - Day of Silence (US)

April 26 - International Lesbian Visibility Day

May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

June - LGBT Pride Month

  June 28 - Stonewall Riots Anniversary

September 23 - Celebrate Bisexuality Day

October - LGBT History Month (USA)

October 11 - National Coming Out Day

October 26 - Intersex Awareness Day

November 2 - Transgender Parent Day

November 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance

December 1 - Worlds AIDS Day


All 35 LGBTQ Awareness Days in 2024

 *LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, + (Asexual, Aromantic, …)
*TGQNB stands for Transgender, Genderqueer & Non-Binary