In Spring 2022, the Pride in Our Workplace team introduced its newest program to engage LGBTQ+ professionals and support organizations empowering LGBTQ+ and allied communities across New England. Our efforts culminated in the launch of the PIOW Community Grant Program in April and the recognition of its inaugural grantee cohort during Pride Month.
We are proud to share this space with organizations whose values reflect our own. Through direct funding, access to mentorship, and increased visibility, PIOW will continue to amplify the missions of program participants. Learn more about these community-driven organizations below and join us in supporting their impactful work.
(B)MEN is an inclusive group of Black men working to mobilize all Black men regardless of class, national origin, immigration status, age, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and gender expression.
Our network provides support groups, conferences, and community action for Black men, allowing them space to respond to their own experiences, as well as those in their community.
Chelsea LGBTQ Coalition
The Chelsea LGBTQ Coalition believes in a diverse and inclusive community with equality, dignity, and justice for all.
The Chelsea LGBTQ Coalition serves as the vehicle for raising the Pride Flag in the city of Chelsea. We also work to reach out to the community at large to create open environments that are LGBTQ friendly and offer resources to other community organizations and members who are looking to be more inclusive.
LexPride’s mission is to develop community and advance full equality for LGBTQIA+ people and their families and allies in Lexington, Massachusetts.
LexPride is an intentionally inclusive organization that works to foster safety and belonging for the full diversity of our LGBTQIA+ community. Because nobody is free until we are all free, we uplift all people across all dimensions of identity. LexPride works toward our mission through a diverse array of programming – including community building, support, advocacy, outreach, education and training, collaboration, and more.
Love Your Labels
Love Your Labels’ mission is to support LGBTQ+ youth through art, fashion, and design and work with families and communities to create inclusive and loving space everywhere.
We fiercely advocate for LGBTQ+ youth and families. A world without bias, stigma, and shame is our vision.
School of Arts and Social Justice Boston
School of Arts and Social Justice Boston provides accessible, community-led programming at the intersection of activism and the arts.
We are a co-learning community for working-class LGBTQ people, people of color, and persons with disabilities, and our classes consist of four main categories: basic allyship, safe-space artmaking, arts and social justice combined, and classes for the streets.
SpeakOUT is a community of speakers working to create a world free of homo-bi-transphobia and other forms of prejudice by telling the truths of our lives.
SpeakOUT Boston conducts peer-led training programs to prepare LGBTQIA+ community members to effectively tell their personal stories to create positive social change. They work with clients and individuals to help create safer and more rewarding spaces for LGBTQIA people through education and dialogue.
Trans Resistance MA
Trans Resistance MA responds to transphobic and cissexist actions, including violence and systemic oppression, through resistance, advocacy, and the celebration of Trans joy.
We are a trans and community led organization that plans and organizes the annual Trans Resistance march and advocates for the safety, joy, and liberation of TQBIPOC.