While lesbians are still a small minority of the total population in Northampton, they have unusual visibility and acceptance.
I have brown eyes and black hair, my body is plus size, and I live alone.I have children, and they live away from home I'd like to think I'm pretty smart. She served continuously as mayor until she resigned the position in September 2011 to head an anti-poverty agency in the area.And, Smith makes no secret of its warm approval of lesbianism.Home to several colleges and universities, Northampton's unique mix of gay-owned and operated businesses, straight and gay couples and commitment to the arts means that the town has been a hot spot for LGBT tourists for decades.
If you’re looking for a safe and comfortable place to spend your next vacation, Northampton has plenty of LGBT-friendly places, events and lodging for you to experience.
If you’re interested in queer arts festivals, Northampton has several throughout the year.
The town’s LGBT book festival – called boo Qfest – is a two-day event held annually.
JESSE POWELL writes: Northampton, Massachusetts, home of Smith College, has been an epicenter of feminism for decades.
Both Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan graduated from the Seven Sisters school, which in recent years also has had a reputation as a place where brainy women resolve their identity crises by becoming lesbians, either permanently or just for the college years.
” Thursdays; 11am-1pm; Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston. (Ongoing; Somerville/Cambridge) Cadbury Cafe: Somerville & Cambridge’s First LGBT Monthly Dining Program; 4th Wednesday of month, 6-8pm; Cadbury Commons, 66 Sherman St., Cambridge; RSVP: by calling SCES (617) 628-2601 ext. (Ongoing; North Shore) Over The Rainbow Supper Club; 2nd Tuesday; 6-8pm; House of Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem; RSVP: (978) 624-2261 (Ongoing; Metro East) Lakeside Cafe; 3rd Monday; 4pm-6pm; Sharon Adult Center, 219 Massapoag Ave, Sharon; RSVP: to Jayne Davis, HESSCO (781) 784-4944 Transportation: Call Nancy Weiner, Sharon Adult Center (781) 784-8000 Sponsored by: HESSCO Elder Services and Sharon Adult Center.