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The Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition supports the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people of the Berkshires.


 1st Annual Berkshire Pride

 

Come celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in the Berkshires at this family friendly event. Let’s gather together, create community and live out loud!

 

Speakers, Festivities, Community Resource Fair, Entertainment & More!

LGBTQ Pride Parade around Park Loop!

 

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

2-5pm

First Street Common

Pittsfield, MA

 

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This event is a collaboration between Berkshire Pride and Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition.

 


Out In The Berkshires – A Conversation with the LGBTQ Community                           

Thursday, June 22nd, 6:30 – 8:30 pm,
Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA
 
The public is invited to join with members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities, as we discuss what it means to be ‘out’ in the Berkshires. In rural communities, it can be challenging to find access to education, employment, housing and healthcare. For members of the LGBTQ population the challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming. The sense of social isolation adds to the difficulty many LGBTQ individuals find in living in the Berkshires.
 
Where are the various LGBTQ organizations and support groups in the Berkshires? What are they doing to make our communities safer, more inclusive, and more supportive of minority populations? What are the ways LGBTQ individuals are finding to live openly and authentically? What are the challenges that lie ahead? And how can the community at large support the struggle for full inclusion and equality?
 
Panelists will include representatives from the Elizabeth Freeman Center, Berkshire Rainbow Seniors, the Berkshire Trans Group, the Live Out Loud Youth Project, and others.
 
Please join us for this important community conversation. Thursday, June 22nd, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at the Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA.
 
Presented by the Pittsfield Human Rights Commission.                                                   
For more information, please contact Drew Herzig – drewherzig@yahoo.com

Berkshire Trans Group



 Interested in hosting an event?

If you are hosting, or interested in hosting, an LGBTQ friendly event in Berkshire County and would like our help spreading the word, please email us at info@berkshirestonewall.org.