Celebration of Queer Culture (CQC) is youth-focused Pride event that highlights and provides education for parts of queer culture that are typically erased or taken out of the spotlight. Created by Rhiannon Esposito and Julia Dun Rappaport, two queer high-school students, we achieve this through a queer history segment, queer art display, a panel highlighting the intersectionality of queer youth (touching on race, ethnicity, religion, and family make up), live music, performances, and more! We will also have a space with an art activity for younger kids, as well as a resource fair with queer-centered community organizations. This year, CQC will take place on June 15, 2024 from 10am-3pm at the Newton City Hall War Memorial and Lawn. For more information, check out our website, Instagram (@cqc_newton), or contact us at rhiespo@gmail.com and julia.elizabeth.dun.rappaport@gmail.com. We hope to see you at Celebration of Queer Culture ‘24!

*We are aware that CQC falls on the same day as Newton’s celebration of Juneteenth and are working with the Juneteenth organizers to ensure Black and queer identifying folks, and all community members are able to attend both events to the fullest extent.