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06.01.2022 || Seacoast NH
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Kate McKinnon on Weekend Update GIF: "I am deeply gay."
— Kate McKinnon
and help keep The Outboard running!

Our friend Greg at Nubble Light Candle has made a super special (& very gay) candle and is generously donating $3 from every Pride candle sold!

🌈 Each handcrafted soy candle is totally unique with a rainbow / tie-dye / marbled effect. No two candles are alike and saturations may vary.

🌈 The scent is cedarwood, eucalyptus, and green leaves. It’s bright, fresh, fruity, and fun… just like PRIDE!

🌈 Pride candles are available online at or in-person at any of these events, including Portsmouth PRIDE!



This Afternoon

Charlie Howard Memorial & Bench Dedication // Seacoast NH History LGBT History Project + PHS GSA // @ Portsmouth High School // 50 Andrew Jarvis Drive // Portsmouth, NH
Wed JUN 1 // 4 – 6pm
Portsmouth High graduate Charlie Howard was tragically killed in July 1984, when he was only 23. Today's memorial dedication ceremony will focus on remembering Charlie and celebrating his life. Organizers write, "Much focus on Charlie has been on his death. But there is much to learn from Charlie’s life: to celebrate difference, to believe in oneself, to enjoy the beauty of life, to be kind, and to stop and smell flowers." Today's ceremony will be held at the high school auditorium entrance and will feature guest speakers, music, reflections and refreshments. Please RSVP to Eilee Marousek at


Pride Kickoff Party // benefits AIDS Response Seacoast // @ Portsmouth Gas Light Co // Portsmouth, NH
Wed JUN 1 // 6 – 9pm
Organizers write, "Come and get the Pride party started with us at @portsmouthgaslightco. Sick beats by @j_skooch and ridiculously talented, local drag artists @ritafluxx , @all_things_kaleb and @larisssamontes. All of this hosted by @rhondadrinxx! It’s going to be the gayest happy hour in Portsmouth!"
more info


This Weekend

Teatotaller is OPEN in Concord! // Teatotaller // 2 Capital Plaza // Concord, NH
Wed JUN 1 – Sun JUN 5 // 8am – 5pm
Teatotaller's new Concord location is open(!!) and this weekend you get a chance to check it out before the word gets out :) Say hi to these beautiful bowtied baristas and get a boba during their "soft opening" hours starting today!
read more // instagram post

Spring In-District Fundraiser for State Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka // @ Loaded Question Brewing Co. // Portsmouth, NH
Thu JUN 2 // 5 – 6:30pm
more info

Grand Opening Celebration: "Standing Together: LGBTQ Social and Support Groups" exhibit // sponsored by the Seacoast LGBT History Project // @ Portsmouth Athenaeum // 9 Market Square // Portsmouth, NH
Fri JUN 3 // 5 – 8pm
more info
Club 3S // featuring DJ Skooch & DJ MAM // @ 3S Artspace // Portsmouth, NH
Fri JUN 3 // 8pm – 12am
more info

Kimayo // @ Flight Coffee Co. // Dover, NH
Sat JUN 4 // 7 – 9pm
"Coming out as queer in Spring of 2021, Kimayo is a folk-pop artist, performing in New England since 2019. Kimayo’s new music explores self-discovery with a new level of confidence and power. Join us for an intimate evening of local, live original music in a hip, comfortable, and inclusive all-ages setting." Doors at 6:30pm.
more info

Liquid Pride  // queers + beers  // benefits EqualityMaine // @ Liquid Riot // Portland, ME
Sun JUN 5 // 12pm – 11pm
A full day of fun! Local queer DJs (@wherejadeplays and @djkeithjames) play from 1pm to 5:30pm, and Drag Queen @thecharmoney and Drag King @thatlouzer entertain throughout the day. Little Chair Printing will be printing pride shirts in real time on the back patio! For the month of June, $1 from each sale of Liquid Pride beer, cocktail special, pride sticker, and Liquid Pride T-shirts will be donated to EqualityMaine.
more info // facebook event

Next Week

Femmes & Thems Night // Upstairs @ Ember Wood Fired Grill // 1 Orchard Street // Dover, NH
Tue JUN 7 // 6 – 10pm
more info
"Gay" Old Times History Walk // Portsmouth Historical Society // Portsmouth, NH
Wed JUN 8 // 2:30pm
Sun JUN 12 // 2:30pm
buy tickets // 2022 tour dates

The Golden Games : a Golden Girls musical game show // @ Peabody Black Box Theater // Peabody, MA
Thu JUN 9 // 7:30pm
more info

Pride Garden Party // EqualityMaine // @ Sarah Orne Jewett House // South Berwick, ME
Fri JUN 10 // 4 – 6pm
A turn-of-the-century garden party, celebrating LGBTQ+ historical icons! An afternoon of cocktails, refreshments, live music, lawn games, and historical portrayals of Sarah Jewett and her beloved Annie Fields.
more info

Vibe Check
// @ The Loading Dock // Littleton, NH
Fri JUN 10 // 7pm
"Vibe Check is Littleton's ONLY queer dance party! Come sweat and groove in an inclusive space for all north country LGBTQ folks. No BS, just bass. Tunes by ____ . Visuals by Dre&Vallen. Live collaborative mural painting sponsored by @nocomuralproject 🎨 All ages, doors open at 7. $5 suggested donation. Sponsored by @northcountrypride art by @jamie.allore."
more info

Queer Choir Sing-In // Lezhang Seacoast // @ Christ Church Exeter // 43 Pine Street // Exeter, NH
Sat JUN 11 // 11am – 12:30pm
No formal experience necessary; come ready to sing. And sign up here!
more info // signup form

Boston Pop-Up Pride // Pride for the People // @ Boston Common // Boston, MA
Sun JUN 12 // 11am – 5pm
more info

"Gay" Old Times History Walk // Portsmouth Historical Society // Portsmouth, NH
Sun JUN 12 // 2:30pm
buy tickets // 2022 tour dates

Queen City Pride!

Sat JUN 11 Sun JUN 18 // Queen City Pride // Manchester, NH
Sat JUN 11 // 7:30pm

Youth Explosion // @ Manchester YWCA
Tue JUN 14 // 6 – 8:30pm

Pride Karaoke // @ Stark Brewery
Wed JUN 15 // 8 – 11pm

1st Annual Pride Parade! // parade route
Sat JUN 18 // 10am

Queen City Pride Festival // @ Arms Park
Sat JUN 18 // 12 – 6pm
more info


Portsmouth PRIDE!

Sat JUN 25 // Seacoast Outright // Portsmouth, NH
full schedule of events

Portsmouth PRIDE Parade // @ Market Square
Sat JUN 25 // 12pm
more info

Portsmouth PRIDE Mainstage + Marketplace // @ Strawbery Banke
Sat JUN 25 // 12 – 5pm
full schedule of events
Featuring performances by Mary Lambert, Random Ideas, Karen Grenier, Adrienne Mack-Davis, and students from the Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts.
more info

Portsmouth PRIDE Tea Dance feat. DJ Skooch // @ The Press Room // Portsmouth, NH
Sat JUN 25 // 2 – 5pm
Show your PRIDE at this daylight dance party.
more info

Youth PRIDE Dance Party & Drag Show // presented by Seacoast Outright + hosted by Teatotaller // @ First United Methodist Church // Portsmouth, NH
Sat JUN 25 // 7 – 10pm
more info

Official Portsmouth PRIDE After-Party (21+) // @ TOUR Portsmouth // Portsmouth, NH
Sat JUN 25 // 7 – 10pm
Hosted by Bianca York at TOUR Portsmouth featuring lounging, lawn games, and cocktails as well as golfing and dancing in adjoining suites. Each ticket includes a welcome beverage (beer, wine, or signature cocktail), snacks, and full taco bar. $35 advance/$40 door.
more info

PRIDE Pop-Up w/ DJ Skooch // @ Liar's Bench // Portsmouth, NH
Sat JUN 25 // 9 – 11pm
more info

Other Local Pride Celebrations

White Mountains Pride // White Mountains Pride // @ North Conway Community Center Park // North Conway, NH
Sat JUN 25 // 10am – 5pm
more info
Trans Resistance March & Festival // Trans Resistance MA // @ Franklin Park Playstead // Boston, MA
Sat JUN 25 // TBA
more info

North Shore Pride Parade & Festival // North Shore Pride // Salem, MA
Sat JUN 25 // 11am – 5pm
more info

Nashua Pride Festival // Nashua Pride // Nashua, NH
Sat JUN 25 //  2 – 6pm
more info


... and even more events this month!

Sapphic Salon // Lezhang Seacoast // @ Crackskull's // Newmarket, NH
Thu JUN 16 // 6 – 9pm
more info

Gallery Talk: "Standing Together: LGBTQ Social and Support Groups" exhibit // Seacoast LGBT History Project // @ Portsmouth Athenaeum // 9 Market Square // Portsmouth, NH
Thu JUN 16 // 7pm
more info
Pull for Pride // Rx Strength Training // Somerville, MA
Sat JUN 18 // 9am
more info

"Portrait of a Marriage": Local Queer History // @ Portsmouth Public Library // Portsmouth, NH
Tue JUN 21 // 7pm
more info

Anniversary Park Hang // Lezhang Seacoast // @ Henry Law Park // Dover, NH
Sun JUN 26 // 4 – 8pm
more info

"Dive In to Pride" Cabaret/Variety Show // The Player's Ring // @ Prescott Park // Portsmouth, NH
Sun JUN 26 // 7:30pm
more info

Amythyst Kiah // @ Concord Center for the Arts // Concord, NH
Thu JUN 30 // 8pm
more info

Did I miss anything?! Email me at to get an event in next week's issue.


We DID IT! We raised enough money to put up @transpainter's beautiful billboard in Manchester for the summer! I am beyond grateful to everyone who made this happen, and am overwhelmed by the generosity and enthusiasm our community has shown for this effort. ❤️

Our "You Are Loved" billboard will go up on Monday, JUNE 13 above Wild Side Smoke Shop on Elm St. (Check it out and tag @transpainter and @OutboardNH on Instagram so we can see your photos)!

(map of billboard location here).

Thanks to your generosity, we were also able to donate 25 signs to Manchester high school students at the Pride celebration hosted by Manchester West for Equity this Friday! (Thanks Richella for making this happen!)

More to come about what's next (including proper thank-you's and how we'll celebrate the billboard going up, and which corner of the state we'll be bringing the love to next), but I just wanted to let you know the good news!

Still looking for a yard sign?
We'll have signs available at Queen City Pride (at the Affirming Spaces Project booth!) and Portsmouth PRIDE at the Outboard tent! Order yours now here so we make sure to print and bring enough!

LAST CHANCE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD DELIVERY! If you'd like to pick up a sign in your area before Pride, please order here by Saturday, JUNE 4!
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