By respecting and appreciating the diversity within our LRCD communities, we can empower everyone to live their best life and promote equity and justice for all of our residents.
June 12 is Loving Day
Loving Day is the anniversary of a historic court decision for interracial marriage. It’s a global day of visibility, education, and community. Learn about ways to celebrate with your family HERE.
Also check out “In Celebration of Loving Day: Raising Multiracial Kids” by PBS Kids for Parents.
June 19 is Juneteenth
Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is celebrated on the anniversary of the order issued by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865 proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas. Juneteenth was first recognized as a federal holiday in 2021.
Black Heritage Trail NH is hosting a week+ of events June 10-19 to celebrate Juneteenth.
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month!
New Hampshire boasts numerous Pride celebrations in June & July. Here are some of the biggest, which include a wide variety of events.
Manchester Pride – June 10-17
Manchester’s Pride celebration includes something for everyone.
June 10 – Layers of Identity art exhibit
June 12 – Queen City’s A Drag at Stark Brewery
June 13 – Youth Pride Hop
June 14 – Pride Karaoke
June 15 – Femmes & Thems Night
June 16 – Drag Roulette
June 17 – Pride After Party
Seacoast Outright Pride (Portsmouth, NH) – Saturday, June 24
This is a youth-oriented, family-friendly event.
Noon – Pride Parade leaves from Market Square
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Pride Event at Strawberry Banke
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Youth After Party at First United Methodist Church
Capital City Pride (Concord, NH) – July 15-22
July 15 – Community Art Day @ Kimball Jenkins (for youth)
July 16 – Pride Family Picnic @ Kimball Jenkins (for families)
July 21 – Coming Out Stories @ Teatotaller (for anyone)
July 22 – PRIDE After-Party @ Bank of NH Stage (for ages 18+)