June is LGBTQ pride month
This June, we want to highlight and celebrate agencies and organizations devoted to serving Boston’s LGBTQ community. As highlighted by the Boston Preservation Society, Boston has a long and complicated history with its LGBTQ citizens. While Massachusetts became the first state in 2004 to legalize gay marriage, this was in large part due to the advocacy, resiliency, and strength of the LGBTQ community in Boston and beyond.
Like many other marginalized people, COVID-19 has impacted access to services and connections. In the interest of fostering further connection and supports, this month we encourage you to check out the links listed below for those resources:
- Boston Pride, an organization celebrating 50-years of service and outreach, offers a resource list that includes access to financial funding, elder care resources, and more.
- GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, a local legal advocacy group, has information on legal resources, health resources, social connections, and more.
- The Boston Alliance of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Youth provides a resource page for LGBTQ youth in need, including housing, health care, and more.
- Fenway Health, a pioneering provider of LGBTQ medical health and research since 1971, offers numerous articles and resources for staying healthy during the pandemic.
- This article on them.us offers a guide on accessing resources, online groups, and more.
We at the Employee Assistance Program are here as needed for support and assistance during this time. Stay healthy, stay safe.