QWOC Week is a multicultural pride festival for LGBT people of color. 

We’ll be putting on this week for the first time in Boston and will appreciate your attendance and support; it is so important that we ALL – boys, girls, younger, older, lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans, straight, and allies – come together as a community to help make this week a success and guarantee it for years to come. 

Join the movement. RSVP at any one of our sites, leave some enthusiasm, then spread the word!

RSVP on Going.com (*Required to attend FUSION: Official QWOC Week Party on Saturday Night)        

PLEASE NOTE:  The most current calendar of events will be made available here on our websites. So, be sure to double-check this site before you head out to any of the events for the most up-to-date event information and details. 

Monday August 4th

COMPLEX IDENTITIES: The Challenge of Providing Health Services to LGBTQ People of Color (A Panel Discussion)

Featuring special guests: 

Lula Christopher (Boston Black Women’s Health Initiative)
Jacquie Bishop (Director of Community Initiatives, American Diabetes Association)
Reverend Irene Monroe (Activist, Scholar and Public Theologian)
Lisa Moris (The Network La Red, Dudley Pride Coalition)

@ MIT Bldg 14E-304, 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139

  • FREE
  • Open to ALL ages


Tuesday August 5th at 7PM

“Diversity Speaks On Love, Friendship, and Family: A Discussion on Interracial Relationships within the Queer Community”

Co-sponsored by Center For New Words “Feminism and Dessert” discussion series

@ YWCA 7 Temple Street Cambridge MA 02139

  • FREE
  • Open to ALL ages


Wednesday August 6th at 7PM (Doors at 6:30PM)

OUTSPOKEN: A Queer People of Color Spoken-Word Artist Showcase presented in collaboration with Truth Serum Productions

Co-sponsored by Queer Asian Pacific Alliance (QAPA)

Featuring performances from:
Good Asian DriversIgnacio RiveraJudah DorringtonKay BarrettLetta Neely, and Shante Paradigm

@ MIDDLESEX LOUNGE 315 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139

  • Resident DJs spin Old School R&B, Soul, and House Music from 9PM-1AM
  • Cost: $5
  • Open to ALL ages (21+ to drink)


Thursday August 7th at 7PM

Back to Basics: Summer Breezin’ at DBAR

Co-sponsored by MadFemmePride

@ DBAR 1236 Dorchester Avenue Boston MA 02136

  • FREE
  • 21+


Friday August 8th at 7PM

Lights, Camera, Activism: Movie Night Feat. a Film Screening of “U People”, “Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World”, and “The Donor”

Hosted by MIT’s Women’s and Gender Studies “Chicks Make Flicks” Program

@ MIT Stata Center, Room 155, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

“The Donor,” 7PM (8 min)
“U People” 7:15-8:30PM (76 min)
“Dangerous Living” 8:40pm (60 min)

  • FREE
  • Open to ALL ages
  • Socializing afterwards @ Location TBD


Saturday August 9th

(1PM – 5PM) 

We Are FamilY: Queer Women of Color and Friends Day in the Park

Co-sponsored by Greater Boston PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

@ Stony Brook Park  (Opp. Stony Brook Station – Orange Line)

We’ve decided to spend Saturday afternoon together in the beautiful outdoors. We’re organizing a fun game of kickball, next to a quiet (but fierce) poetry reading under some shady trees. Bring a picnic pot-luck item to put on the communal lunch blanket. Or, grab your wing-person for some fun speed-friending games. It’s all in the spirit of getting everyone together for a healthy, and active day of multicultural LGBT pride. 

  • FREE
  • Open to ALL ages (Families encouraged to attend)



Saturday August 9th 

(9PM – 2AM) 

FUSION: the Official QWOC Week Pride Party for Men and Women of ALL Colors

Brought to you by Spectra Entertainment  


Featuring Spectra Entertainment resident DJ SUN ONE spinning the best of old and new school RnB, hiphop, reggae, house, and latin music. 

  • Bring An Ally! Bring “Your” Ally! And be part of the revolution…
    • Gay manfriends, Straight girlfriends, Clueless Coworkers, Comin ‘Round Cousins, Supportive Siblings, Moms and Dads (Just Tell Em Before You Get There), Old College Roommates, New Open Flatmates, Too-Busy-To-Clubbers, Coffeeshop Friends, White Friends, Brown Friends
    • Come UN-ARMED for much love, celebration, and pride in unity
  • Dress/Accent in “Purple” for solidarity in support of QWOC Week
  • Oh, and did we mention… The First 50 people get in FREE! 
  • Happy Purple Pride, Everyone!

*RSVP REQUIRED* This event will sell out due to the out-of-towner supporters

@ UMBRIA 295 Franklin Street Boston MA 02110

Sunday August 10th @ 11AM

Queer Women of Color and Friends Beach Getaway

Hosted by the QWOC+ Boston Organizers and Volunteers

@ Revere Beach 

It’s been given a makeover, and we’re on a mission to change it’s reputation! Come join us! Show up with friends or come solo. Either way there’ll be friendly faces to welcome you. 

*Just remember to bring your own blanket*