Our goals


North Shore Pride seeks to promote the general welfare, and enhance the social life of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community of the North Shore, and to promote the acceptance of the members of this community by the broader North Shore community.


North Shore Pride engages in activities designed to promote greater understanding of LGBTQ issues and advocates on behalf of the LGBTQ community issues that are important to its members.


North Shore Pride engages in producing events with the purpose of fundraising for its activities and giving back to the community. Through partnering with individuals, organizations, and business North Shore Pride is able to carry out its mission.

Upcoming Events

North Shore Pride 2018 Inter Faith Celebration

  • Place: Tabernacle Church Salem
  • Time: June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

North Shore Pride weekend 2018 officially commences with the annual Interfaith Celebration, which brings people of many backgrounds and belief systems together under one roof…

Pride Kick-Off Sunset Cruise by Rainbow Times’: SOLD OUT

  • Place: Pickering Wharf Marina
  • Time: June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Rainbow Times is hosting their second annual Pride Kick-Off Sunset Cruise to benefit North Shore Pride. DJ Andrea Stamas will provide the high energy…

North Shore Pride Youth After Party

  • Place: nagly
  • Time: June 23 @ 5:00 am - 8:30 pm

Join us for the 3rd Annual Youth After Pride Dance Party! Youth ages 11-23 welcome. DJ, dancing, performances, pizza, juices and seltzer, giveaways! FREE. Queer…

North Shore Pride 2018 Parade and Festival

  • Place: Salem Common
  • Time: June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come out and celebrate the 7th annual North Shore Pride Parade and Festival. The Parade kicks off at noon with celebrity Grand Marshall comedienne Caroline…

Meet the Board

Hope Watt-Bucci


Dan Sousa


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betsy mcginnity
betsy mcginnity
betsy mcginnity

Betsy McGinnity


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north shore pride logo
north shore pride logo
north shore pride logo

Graysen M. Ocasio


Angela Howard


JC Morales


Kirsten Freni


jarrett hanley
jarrett hanley
jarrett hanley
jarrett hanley

Jarrett Hanley


Katelyn Burke
Katelyn Burke
Katelyn Burke
Katelyn Burke

Katelyn Burke


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lisa watt bucci
lisa watt bucci
lisa watt bucci

Lisa Watt-Bucci


Frequently asked questions


How can I sponsor North Shore Pride?

We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to meet the need of just about every budget! Please check out our sponsorship page for details.


When does the Annual North Shore Pride Parade & Festival take place?

North Shore Pride hosts its annual parade and festival the fourth Saturday of June every year. The parade kicks off in front of the Post Office on Margin St., turning right on Norman St. and heading down New Derby. It will continue to Derby St. and onto Hawthorne Boulevard where it will end up on Salem Common, where the Pride festival will follow!


How can I become a vendor?

Vendors can register and pay online or via mail! You must complete an application and send the appropriate fee to North Shore Pride by June 16, 2018. Click the link below to register now.


Is there a fee to march?

Yes. We welcome marchers of all-kinds and offer cost-effective rates to participate in the Pride parade. We want to ensure everyone can take part of it that want to do so.

contact information

  • Mailing Address

    P.O.Box 355 Manchester, MA 01944

  • Phone


  • Office Hours

    Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Make donation


We rely on your support! Without your generosity, North Shore Pride would not be able to offer the wide array of community-based programs that we currently do! Out work has literally impacted a the LGBTQ community across the spectrum of the rainbow, including youth, elders, racial and ethnic groups, veterans, and so on.


Making a donation is easy! Just click on the link below and submit a contribution through any credit card or even PayPal. Or, you can always mail a check to: P.O.Box 355 Manchester, MA 01944. Thank you in advance!

Thank you for your support!




North Shore Pride 2018

The North Shore Pride Parade & Festival takes place on June 23, 2018 in Salem, MA. There are lots of new and exciting changes this year! We hope you are able to join us and thousands of others to celebrate pride and build community.