What is the Program?
Worcester Pride is a regional LGBTQA Pride organization. Worcester Pride recognizes, promotes, educates and unifies the Central Massachusetts LGBTQ community, allies and supporters. Worcester Pride welcomes participation in and volunteers for community goals and a variety of sponsored events and celebrates those who make specific strides to enhance the visibility of Worcester’s LGBTQ community. The participation of all, regardless of age, creed, gender, gender identity, HIV status, national origin, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation is welcome.
Family-Friendly. We are known as the Family-Friendly regional Pride of New England. We have the largest kids zone of any regional pride, but certainly in our region!
College Town. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month of the year. Every week for August! Our Pride is "off cycle" for a reason. Years ago, it was decided that Worcester needed, as a town of 10 colleges, to have Pride when our students could participate.
UMass Medical School and the Program
Each year members of the UMass Medical Community volunteer for Pride and often have a table promoting UMass as an Employer of choice for the LGBTQA community. We even have t-shirts printed up for our participation. We also try to coordinate events though Pride with the other regional colleges and institutions. This year we are coordinating coming out and coming out as an ally day!