HBGC and HUES Present BASK: An LGBTQ People of Color Pride Picnic

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hbgcBOSTON, Mass. — On Saturday, June 22, 2013, the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition’s HUES program will host BASK: An LGBTQ People of Color Pride Picnic at Cedar Square Park in Roxbury, MA from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The day-long picnic is an opportunity for Greater Boston’s LGBTQ people of color and friends to build community during Pride Month and provides a platform for queer artists of color to showcase their work, be it music, dance, poetry or art.

A variety of activities will take place throughout the day, including yoga, storytelling, poetry readings, hip hop and live music acts, face painting, theatrical dance, DJ sets and a special performance by Asian Taiko drumming troupe Genki Spark. Food trucks will be on site to serve meals, snacks and beverages, and guests are welcome to bring their own food to savor or share. [pullquote]In just four years, HBGC has evolved to become one of Boston’s leading LGBTQ organizations empowering Black and Latin@ LGBTQ individuals through social support, health and wellness resources, and leadership development opportunities.[/pullquote]

In just four years, HBGC has evolved to become one of Boston’s leading LGBTQ organizations empowering Black and Latin@ LGBTQ individuals through social support, health and wellness resources, and leadership development opportunities. HUES was formed in 2012 as a space where Greater Boston’s Black and Latin@ LGBTQ-identified womyn can be safe, visible and celebrated.

Since the program’s official launch in March of this year, HUES has successfully spearheaded a monthly Sister Circle, an intimate social space where LGBTQ womyn of color share stories, learn from each other, and dialogue about issues both personal and political. Sister Circle is held the first Wednesday of every month at HBGC’s South End office.

BASK is the first of several community events HUES will host throughout the remainder of the year.

For more information about BASK, email Nichole Herring at nherring@hbgc-boston.org, Corey Yarbrough at cyarbrough@hbgc-boston.org, or call 617.487.4242. For more information about HUES, visit Facebook.com/HUES.Boston.

[From a News Release]

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