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Mass Audubon Celebrates Pride Month at Boston Nature Center June 3 and at Other Wildlife Sanctuaries Statewide in June

Press Release
May 23, 2023

MATTAPAN—Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center will kick off Pride Month with an LGBTQ+-centered Pride Festival on Saturday, June 3. The 12:00–5:00 pm gathering at the popular Mattapan wildlife sanctuary and community resource is one of numerous Pride at Mass Audubon events scheduled throughout the month of June at sanctuaries from the Cape and Islands to the Connecticut River Valley.

The free festival at Boston Nature Center will offer fun and varied activities to welcome and celebrate LGBTQ+ folks of all ages. From nature walks and wildlife demonstrations to lawn games and nature-themed crafts, the event will offer something for everyone. The first hour will be a quieter, sensory-friendly hour with a live DJ beginning at 1:00 pm. A food truck from Papá Grande will also be on hand selling empanadas, tacos, and other tasty fare, including vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Pride at Mass Audubon activities and programs taking place at other Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries across the state are designed to be equally engaging, from sunrise hikes and paddling adventures to smartphone photography, picnics, and Summer Solstice strolls.

Nia Keith, Mass Audubon Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice, said, “A priority goal of Mass Audubon’s Action Agenda is to help ensure equitable access to nature for everyone. The Boston Nature Center Pride Festival and other Pride Month events and programming are emblematic of our deeper commitment to create inclusive, safe spaces of belonging for all people.”

To participate in Pride at Mass Audubon celebrations and to learn more about the organization’s expanding work to welcome and honor LGBTQ+ communities, please visit massaudubon.org pride.

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at massaudubon.org.

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