News & UpdatesLast Updated: Monday June 13, 2022
Join the Berkshire Pride team!
Taking applications for 2023 committee members!
We are planning our annual Berkshire Pride Festival for June 3, 2023. Planning starts in August 2022, and we want YOU to join us! Whether you're interested in joining the planning or parade committee or being a general volunteer on the day of the festival, this event can't happen without the time, energy, and space of many volunteers and community members! Come paint the Berkshires every shade of the rainbow in 2023. Sign up here!
We are Proud supporters of MTPC, the IDA (Identity Document Assistance) Network and the Namesake Collaborative! Sign-up here if you'd like to be involved or learn more. Need financial assistance for processing fees to legally change your name and/or gender marker on ID documents? Use this request form. Donate to the IDA Network Financial Assistance Fund.
Namesake Collaborative is a trans-led business from the Boston area that is creating a new online resource called Namesake that aims to significantly reduce the difficulty of name and gender marker changes by creating one place where a person can login and upload their information and documents. One of the coolest parts of the Namesake platform is that it will then take this information and automatically fill in the necessary forms and provide a step-by-step guide on how to proceed with submitting them. We're partnering with Namesake Collaborative to launch the Namesake platform in Massachusetts supported by MTPC and the IDA Network. Development of the platform is ongoing and we're expecting to start beta testing in late April or May and hoping to publicly launch Namesake this summer (ideally in time for Pride month, fingers crossed!)