LGBT Boston

As the capital city of the first state in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage, Boston stands proud, accessible and welcoming.

The city boasts one of the largest LGBT populations on the East Coast with neighborhoods such as the South End and Jamaica Plain offering a good variety of neighborhood pubs, dance bars and inviting lounges drawing a mixed gay/straight crowd. The city also touts a number of mainstream clubs that host weekly or monthly gay nights. In recent years one would be hard pressed not to find a rainbow flag proudly hanging from homes and business in just about any neighborhood in the city.

Boston hosts notable annual events and festivals such as Boston Pride Week every June celebrated across the city and the yearly LGBT Film Festival, a must see and be seen event held in late March/early April.

We’ve had tourists ask about walking the Yellow Brick Road - we’re sorry to disappoint them by pointing out that they may actually mean the Freedom Trail with its painted red brick line that connects the 16 main sites dealing with the history of Boston and the American Revolution. You may also want to walk the Equality Trail - a self-guided walking tour that follows the route of Boston's first Gay Pride March in 1971 and offers information about issues and individuals related to this route.

So come be a part in our continuing history. Oh and at the end of the Freedom Trail, no need to click your heels three times to get home - we recommend the MBTA.

…Let's not forget Cape Cod is just down the coast a bit. Provincetown has long been a prominent LGBT tourist destination. Ferries from Boston (no cars) offer a quick and relaxing way to make the trip or by car it is just a little under three hours. 

LGBT Events

Family Movie Night: Ferdinand
Jun 1
A New Event for Pride Families Join us for a new family-friendly event as we launch...
Provincetown Pride Ferry
Jun 1
Join us on the official Provincetown Pride Ferry! Hop on where the party begins....
18th Annual Pride Day
Jun 2
The 18 th annual Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall returns for an exciting day filled with...
Pride Day at Faneuil Hall
Jun 2
Fun for the Whole Family! Head down to Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Saturday, June 2,...
AIDS Walk Boston
Jun 3
We’ve come a long way in addressing HIV/AIDS over the years. However, the fight is...
Pride Lights
Jun 5
Honoring Those We Lost to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic The long-standing tradition of...
Pride Beer Garden Takeover
Jun 6
Start Boston Pride the right way – with a beer! We’re hosting a Pride Beer...
Boston Pride Concert
Jun 9
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018 – 12noon to 6pm – RAIN OR SHINE ! Join us at noon...
Boston Pride Festival 2018
Jun 9
Held every June for Boston Pride Month, this festival is not to be missed! Festival...
Boston Pride Parade 2018
Jun 9
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Rain or Shine! Parade Route: Start at Boylston St and...
Drag Brunch Cruise
Jun 10
This Pride Weekend Classic Harbor Line Boston is so excited to celebrate with our...
Oscar Wilde Tour of LGBTQ-Themed Art
Jun 13 - 20
Boston is known for its Puritanism, but somehow, the Museum of Fine Arts never got...
Summer Thursdays: Boston’s Best Drag Queens
Jun 14 - Aug 9
Summer Thursdays are BACK at the Museum of Science! After taking Boston nightlife to...
Summer Thursdays: Drag Kings of the Slaughterhouse Society
Jul 12
Summer Thursdays are BACK at the Museum of Science! After taking Boston nightlife to...

Please see our full Calendar of Events