The SCLGBTQ network is gearing up for a big year. It’s turning five years old, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the 15th anniversary of marriage equality in Massachusetts. It’s holding an event at the Harbor Hotel on Union Street, May 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the two anniversaries, including hosting a meet and greet with Stonewall veterans and recognizing those on the SouthCoast who were instrumental in the fight for marriage equality.
Thanks to Project Wheel House of New Bedford, NB-AGLY / “A Perfect Place” at 484 Pleasant St. has been hosting yoga for the last six months for ages 14 and up in eight-week sessions. Another eight-week session will start in April. This is in addition to programs like Pride Cafe every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.; an LGBTQ social support group for those 18 and older; a Thursday group from 5 to 7 p.m. for LGBTQ ages 14 to 24; and Sober and Out, or LGBTQ AA, on Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m.
In April, the network plans to start a book club and a movie night, she said. It’s organizing SouthCoast Pride June 1 at Buttonwood Park.
“We want to be that connection for people to the community,” Network president Rebecca McCullough said.