Pride Celebration-First Annual

Pride Celebration-First Annual
5/13/2023, 11:00 AM 2:00 PM
Arlington High School, Front Lawn, 869 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476, USA

The LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Task Force, in partnership with district elementary Rainbow Alliances, middle school QSAs, the Arlington High School GSA, and the Town of Arlington LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission, will host the town’s first annual district-wide Pride Celebration on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the front lawn of  Arlington High School. 

This inaugural annual event will provide Arlington students, families, and residents the opportunity to connect, build camaraderie, and celebrate LGBTQIA+ identities and experiences. The festive event will focus on Pride, inclusion, belonging, and creating community, featuring arts and crafts, music, games, and a bouncy house for all ages.

Activities are being hosted and staffed by each of the elementary school Rainbow Alliances, the middle school QSAs, and the Arlington High School GSA. A percentage of the proceeds from the event will be donated to support each of these school groups which are focused on providing LGBTQIA+ students and allies with safe spaces to connect and discuss and celebrate LGBTQIA+ identities and experiences.  

Register to attend and/or volunteer by clicking on this link

About the Arlington LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Task Force
The Rainbow Task Force is a school community LGBTQIA+ leadership group established by Arlington Public Schools and the Town of Arlington LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission. The group is composed of APS educators, administrators, students, parents/caregivers and community members to promote and support continued awareness, empathy, access, safety, inclusion, and belonging for LGBTQIA+ students, families, caregivers, and staff. 

To view the event flyer, please click on this link.



Roderick MacNeal, Jr., Ed.D. (he, him, his)

Assistant Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools

Co-chair of The Rainbow Task Force

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