Daily Hampshire Gazette

Noho Pride 2017

Daily Hampshire Gazette

Noho Pride 2015 

Asst. Drag Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator
Youth Tent, Vendor Coordination and Content Manager
Rachel & Anna
Sponsorship and Vendor Coordination
 Operations Manager and Parade Coordinator
Our Team
It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure the Noho Pride Parade and Event comes together smoothly. We're fortunate to have some of the best dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.
Our Vision and Mission

To foster events that honor the integrity, history and diversity of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community and to focus on education, awareness, and unity among LGBT/allied communities.
"In 1981, there were no legal protections for non-heterosexuals in 
​Massachusetts for housing, employment, and foster and adoptive families."

In 1981 Northampton held the first liberation Pride march in the area despite the overwhelmingly homophobic and discriminatory realities facing LGBTQ people nation-wide. Our Pride parade and event, held annually in May,  has evolved from people marching with bags on their heads into a day that brings diverse communities together to celebrate the freedom of being who we are. 

Noho Pride's annual Parade and Pride Day is an event celebrating the spirit and strength in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ) communities in Western Massachusetts. The celebration is produced by the Noho Pride, a 501(c)3 non-profit entity incorporated with the sole purpose of supporting, planning, implementing and assessing the annual Noho Pride events and related activities throughout the year.

With sponsorships, donations and fundraisers, we are able to fund this extraordinary day of diversity and inclusion.

We also annually award an academic scholarship to a local LGBTQ high school senior. 

"Yes, it is true that some area educators wore paper bags on their heads to demonstrate they could lose their jobs for being lesbian or gay."


J.M. Sorrell on Noho Pride's history and significance. 

Drag Coordinator
Merchandise Coordinator
Scholarship Coordinator
J.M. Sorrell
Media Spokesperson
ASL (American Sign Language) and Entertainment