Cultural Guide

We’ve been querying all the folks we know—nearly 35,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff—for local recommendations in an effort to share Boston’s cultural and community resources with current and prospective Terriers. The result is a robust, searchable online resource we’re calling The Curated, Crowdsourced, Cultural Guide to Boston. Consider it an exchange of ideas among friends.

Scroll down for a taste of what we’ve compiled so far. Or filter if you’re seeking something specific. And if you have suggestions of your own, we’d love to hear them!


Disclaimer: The content on this page represents an effort by Boston University to provide information that may be interesting or useful to members of the community. Boston University does not endorse any organization, product, or service described on this page. Any opinions, advice, recommendations, or other information are those of the author and not of Boston University.

  • Informal
    "Buy Nothing" Facebook groups
    Family-Friendly
    3 reviews
    Other
    This is a series of neighborhood Facebook groups (e.g., Buy Nothing Brighton) where people lend,...
  • Yoga & Pilates
    4 Corners Yoga & Wellness
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Dorchester
    A vibrant wellness center in Dorchester! Co-founder is a BU alum & a woman of...
  • Activism
    Activism
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    A cooperative business|arts + investment ecosystem, built by + for Boston’s working-class BIPOC...
  • Arts Organization
    African American Master Artists in Residency Program (AAMARP)
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    AAMARP at Northeastern University provides two floors of studio space for Jamaica Plain artists....
  • Cultural Organization
    Alianza Latina
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Family-Friendly Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Alianza Latina is BU's biggest Latinx org. They meet once a week to chat, gather, and hang out with...
  • Counselors
    Anna C. Stern, LICSW
    Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Somerville
    Adolescent and adult therapist...
  • Activism
    Anti-Racism Collaborative
    African American Family-Friendly Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    A group of individuals providing trainings and classes around antiracist practices....
  • Houses of Worship
    Arabic Baptist Church of Boston
    Christianity Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Newton
    Multigenerational and multinational people who gather together to worship their...
  • Houses of Worship
    Arabic Church - Boston
    Christianity Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    West Roxbury
    Multigenerational and multinational people who gather together to worship their Saviour....
  • Houses of Worship
    Arlington Street Church
    African American Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Unitarian Women
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    Very open and welcoming Unitarian Universalist Church...
  • Parks
    Arnold Arboretum
    Family-Friendly African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Christianity Disability/Access Falun Gong Hinduism Indigenous/Native American Islam Judaism Korean Shamanism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Shinto Sikhism Taoism Trans Friendly Women Deaf Non-Binary Vegan
    3 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Large park space with trails and green space. Great for walks and hikes....
  • Restaurants
    Ashur Restaurant
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Islam Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Roxbury
    Casual North African and Middle Eastern spot located by the Roxbury Crossing T Station...
  • Cultural Organization
    Asian American Civic Association
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Race/Ethnicity Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Chinatown
    Nonprofit focused on ESL, affordable housing, citizenship, skills training....
  • Civic Organization
    BAGLY
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Beacon Hill
    A youth-led, adult-supported organization for LGBTQ+ people aged 18-22....
  • Online Resource
    Bahá'í Communities in Massachusetts
    B'ahai
    1 reviews
    Other
    Website used to find Bahá'í communities in Massachusetts...
  • Restaurants
    Barry's Village Deli
    Judaism
    1 reviews
    Newton
    A very tasty Jewish deli in Waban....
  • Facilities
    BayState Archers
    Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Other
    Archery (primarily recurve, but also compound): target shooting, range time &...
  • Restaurants
    Bella Luna and the Milky Way
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    A restaurant that doubles as a nightlife spot with a dance floor....
  • Civic Organization
    Big Sister of Greater Boston
    Women
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    They cultivate and support positive mentoring relationships to foster young girls'...
  • Cultural Organization
    Bisexual Resource Center
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    The Bisexual Resource Center hosts meet-ups and support groups for people who are bisexual or...
  • Black Alumni Leadership Council
    African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Black alumni leaders providing advice to BU on outreach and productive interaction among Black...
  • Minders (Pet Sitters)
    Black Cat Rescue
    Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    Somerville
    Volunteer-run nonprofit that fosters black cats (which are adopted less than other...
  • Online Resource
    BlackBoston.com
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Christianity Family-Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Online
    BlackBoston.com is an online guide to Boston’s African American community for residents, visitors,...
  • Hair
    Blackroom Salon
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    2 reviews
    South End
    Blackroom Salon is a salon/barber service with gender neutral pricing. They also do...
  • Restaurants
    Blue Nile Restaurant
    2 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    DELICIOUS Ethiopian food & drinks!...
  • Centers
    Bo De Meditation Center
    Buddhism
    1 reviews
    Braintree
    Vietnamese Buddhist Center in Braintree, Massachusetts....
  • Restaurants
    Bonchon Chicken
    Asian Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Allston
    Korean fried chicken restaurant (with two locations in the Boston area)....
  • Cultural Organization
    BOSFilipinos
    Asian Asian American LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Local organization that supports/creates/promotes Filipinx and Asian American...
  • Arts Organization
    Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Urban arts and music festival that celebrates Afro-centric identify and Black artistry....
  • Housing
    Boston Coop Network/Boston Collective House Assembly
    African American Asian American Black and Brown People Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Unitarian Universality Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    Other
    A housing network for co-op living. Many are vegan, accessible, LGBT, or POC oriented. Join the...
  • Activism
    Boston Democratic Socialists of America
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Engage in community activism to promote social and racial justice....
  • Minders (Pet Sitters)
    Boston For the Dogs
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Dog walkers and pet sitters...
  • Arts Organization
    Boston Gay Men's Chorus
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
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  • Arts Organization
    Boston League of Wicked Wrestlers (BLOWW)
    Disability/Access LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Allston
    A political, social justice, DIY wrestling group...
  • Martial Arts
    Boston School of Boabom
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Christianity Falun Gong Family-Friendly Hinduism Indigenous/Native American Islam Judaism Korean Shamanism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Shinto Sikhism Taoism Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Brookline
    A non-competitive and non-contact system of active meditation, relaxation, and...
  • Cultural Organization
    Boston Ujima Project
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Christianity Disability/Access Falun Gong Family-Friendly Hinduism Indigenous/Native American Islam Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Race/Ethnicity Shinto Sikhism Spirituality/Religion Taoism Women
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
  • Cultural Organization
    Boston Workers Circle
    Family-Friendly Judaism LGBQIA+ Friendly
    2 reviews
    Brookline
    A non-theological secularJewish organization that focuses on cultural Judaism and social...
  • Cultural Organization
    Boston Young Black Professionals
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Middle Eastern/North African LGBQIA+ Friendly
    2 reviews
    BYBP hosts and partners with others on various social, cultural, and professional events. Check <a...
  • Online Resource
    Boston's Queer Agenda
    LGBQIA+ Friendly
    1 reviews
    Other
    A listserve including social events, housing, community resources, and more!...
  • Barber Shops
    Bostonian Barber Shop
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian American B'ahai Black and Brown People Caodaism Christianity Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    High-quality haircuts for anyone who walks in!...
  • Hair
    BSW Beauty—River
    Family-Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Mattapan
    Great place to get everything hair, from extensions to wigs to hair food to...
  • Gyms
    BU FitRec
    Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Other
    BU's FitRec is a gym and lots of classes for a variety of interests and abilities....
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    by CHLOE.
    Judaism
    1 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    Kosher and vegan...
  • Cafe Barada
    Christianity Disability/Access Family-Friendly Islam Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Family-run restaurant with delicious homestyle Lebanese dishes....
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    Cafe Brazil Bakery/Padaria Brasileira
    Family-Friendly Latinx Women
    2 reviews
    Allston
    Brazilian bakery in Allston...
  • Restaurants
    Cafe Fresh
    Judaism
    1 reviews
    Other
    The best bagels you will ever have!...
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    Cafenation
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Christianity Disability/Access Falun Gong Family-Friendly Hinduism Indigenous/Native American Islam Judaism Korean Shamanism Latinx Middle Eastern/North African Shinto Sikhism Taoism Women
    2 reviews
    Brighton
    Hole-in-the-wall coffee shop that makes the best espresso drinks in Brighton!...
  • Housing
    Cambridge
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Buddhism Cape Verdean Christianity Disability/Access Family-Friendly Hinduism Islam Judaism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Stephanie Watts
    I love living in this neighborhood. Very diverse. Many restaurants nearby, also hair...
  • Centers
    Cambridge Insight Meditation
    Buddhism Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Wonderful place to get in touch with quiet and hear spiritual advisors share their journeys....
  • Counselors
    Cambridge Women's Center
    Disability/Access LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    2 reviews
    Cambridge
    A community center offering free services to people who identify as female, focused on empowerment...
  • Counselors
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD)
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Indigenous/Native American LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women Family-Friendly Latinx
    2 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    Center for assessments and evidence-based, short-term, cognitive behavioral psychological services....
  • Practitioners
    Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    South End
    Boston Medical Center–based center providing comprehensive gender-affirming care for...
  • Arts Organization
    Central Square Theater
    Deaf Disability/Access LGBQIA+ Friendly
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Two resident companies at this complex produce compelling and diversity-driven shows all year long....
  • Restaurants
    Chalawan Asian Eatery
    Asian Asian American Vegan
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Southeast Asian restaurant...
  • Houses of Worship
    Chinmaya Mission
    Asian Asian American Buddhism Disability/Access Family-Friendly Hinduism LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Sikhism Trans Friendly Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    Other
    Great resource for Vedanta classes for adults and children....
  • Houses of Worship
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Singles/Student Congregation
    Christianity African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Vegan Women
    2 reviews
    Cambridge
    Local student and singles congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in...
  • Houses of Worship
    Church of the Cross
    Christianity Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    An age-diverse, active, welcoming church community with a fun college group....
  • Arts Organization
    Citizen TALES Commons
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Women
    1 reviews
    Citizen TALES Commons is a collective that fosters intellectual freedom, cross-pollination, and...
  • Activism
    City Life/Vida Urbana
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Christianity Disability/Access Falun Gong Family-Friendly Hinduism Indigenous/Native American Islam Judaism Korean Shamanism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Race/Ethnicity Shinto Sikhism Spirituality/Religion Taoism Tengrism Trans Friendly Unitarian Universality Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Grassroots community organization committed to fighting for racial, social & economic justice...
  • Practitioners
    Codman Square Health Center
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Dorchester
    A superb community-based primary care provider with outstanding physicians...
  • Sports & Recreation
    CommonWheels Bicycle Collective
    Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Allston
    A DIY bicycle collective—learn to fix your bike for free!...
  • Arts Organization
    Company One Theatre
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Disability/Access Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    South End
    A theater company focused on telling the stories of People of Color and other groups not...
  • Houses of Worship
    Concord Baptist Church
    Christianity Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Milton
    Concord Baptist Church is a welcoming and intergenerational church in Milton....
  • Cultural Center
    Coolidge Corner Branch Library
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Brookline
    Local library fairly close to BU's Charles River Campus....
  • Arts Organization
    Coolidge Corner Theater
    Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    A small, local movie theater, screening current films along with older and foreign ones, talk-back...
  • Restaurants
    Daryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders
    1 reviews
    Roxbury
    Black-owned restaurant that offers great food and live music....
  • Practitioners
    Davis Square Family Practice
    Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Somerville
    Primary care/family medicine practice....
  • Sports & Recreation
    DCR Universal Access Program
    Disability/Access
    1 reviews
    Accessible outdoor recreation in MA parks. Access achieved via specialized equipment and onsite...
  • Cultural Organization
    Deaf Inc.
    Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly
    1 reviews
    Allston
    Offers services, information, and ASL classes to Deaf and hard of hearing people and their families....
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    Diesel Cafe
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Somerville
    LGBTQ+ friendly coffee shop in Davis Square...
  • Nail Salons
    DLalys Beauty Salon
    1 reviews
    Dorchester
    Good salon for all ethnic hair types....
  • Arts Organization
    Dorchester Art Project
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Latinx Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Race/Ethnicity Trans Friendly Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Women
    2 reviews
    Dorchester
    DAP is a community-driven art studio/performance/gallery/gathering space that focuses on...
  • Counselors
    Dr. Danya Goodman
    Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    Dr. Goodman is an excellent therapist, who is quite trans and LGBTQIA+ friendly....
  • Practitioners
    Dr. James Lang, Cambridge Health Alliance
    LGBQIA+ Friendly
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Primary care doctor/internal medicine...
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    Dudley Cafe
    Black and Brown People Family-Friendly Vegan African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Cape Verdean Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Trans Friendly Women
    2 reviews
    Roxbury
    Dudley Cafe is a lovely community space with locally sourced food and drinks, printing, and frequent...
  • Restaurants
    El Centro
    Family-Friendly Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly
    1 reviews
    South End
    One of the best Mexican restaurants in Boston....
  • Restaurants
    El Oriental de Cuba
    Family-Friendly Latinx
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Amazing Cuban food!...
  • Restaurants
    El Peñol
    Latinx
    1 reviews
    East Boston
    A delicious, family-owned Colombian restaurant in East Boston....
  • Groups
    Elders of Color
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Cape Verdean Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    A social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults of color and...
  • Parks
    Emerald Necklace Conservancy
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women B'ahai Buddhism Caodaism Christianity Falun Gong Hinduism Islam Judaism Korean Shamanism Shinto Sikhism Taoism
    2 reviews
    Organizes activities like walks and bike rides through Boston's Emerald Necklace....
  • Barber Shops
    Exclusive Barbershop
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Allston
    Excellent barbershop for all your fades, shape-ups, and general hair styling. Run by...
  • Gyms
    F.I.T.T. Pit
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Hyde Park
    Black-owned neighborhood gym that provides boot-camp-style workouts led by experienced...
  • Beauty Salons
    Fadil African Hair Braiding
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Women
    1 reviews
    Somerville
    African hair braiding shop...
  • Restaurants
    Felipe's Mexican Taqueria
    Family-Friendly Latinx
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Felipe's is a very good Mexican taqueria that has amazing burritos and aguas frescas....
  • Facilities
    Fenway Health
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women Disability/Access Family-Friendly African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Christianity Falun Gong Hinduism Indigenous/Native American Islam Judaism Korean Shamanism Latinx Middle Eastern/North African Shinto Sikhism Taoism Asian American Race/Ethnicity
    10 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    Fenway is an LGBTQIA-centered health center, perfect for anything from dentistry to...
  • Houses of Worship
    First Parish of Malden, Unitarian/ Universalist
    Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Unitarian
    1 reviews
    Malden
    This UU congregation is very LGBTQIA+ affirming and trans friendly. Strong social...
  • Houses of Worship
    First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Buddhism Christianity Disability/Access Family-Friendly Judaism LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Newton
    FUUSN is especially supportive of diversity and welcomes LGBTQ, multi-ethnic, disabled,...
  • Facilities
    FitTreks Outdoor Programs
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Christianity Falun Gong Family-Friendly Hinduism Indigenous/Native American Islam Judaism Korean Shamanism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Shinto Sikhism Taoism Women
    1 reviews
    Other
    Boston University's outdoor recreation programming and instruction in Greater Boston...
  • Restaurants
    Flames
    African American Black and Brown People Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Mission Hill
    Jamaican/Caribbean restaurant...
  • Gyms
    Flywheel
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    Spinning and barre studio...
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    FoMu
    Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women Vegan
    2 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Local alternative (vegan) ice cream....
  • Markets
    FoodBasket
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Grocery, produce, etc....
  • Groups
    Frontrunners Boston
    LGBQIA+ Friendly
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Gay running club...
  • Arts Organization
    Gateway Arts
    Disability/Access
    1 reviews
    Brookline
    Art-based studio for talented adults with disabilities. Store below studio sells their art....
  • Arts Organization
    Gather Here
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Christianity Deaf Disability/Access Falun Gong Family-Friendly Hinduism Indigenous/Native American Islam Judaism Korean Shamanism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Race/Ethnicity Shinto Sikhism Spirituality/Religion Taoism Tengrism Trans Friendly Unitarian Universality Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    A space for people to make things! A space for community, and promotes social justice....
  • Arts Organization
    Girls Rock Campaign Boston
    Family-Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Empowers girls, transgender youth, and gender non-conforming youth....
  • Gyms
    GymIt--Brookline
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African Women
    1 reviews
    Brookline
    No frills, no drama gym close to BU....
  • Markets
    H Mart
    Asian Disability/Access Family-Friendly Asian American LGBQIA+ Friendly Women
    2 reviews
    Cambridge
    Asian (primarily Korean, but also Japanese and Chinese items) supermarket in Cambridge...
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    Haley House Bakery Café
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Vegan
    2 reviews
    Roxbury
    Haley House is a nonprofit bakery and community organization....
  • Nightclub
    Havana Club
    Black and Brown People Latinx
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    A nightclub in Cambridge that hosts salsa/bachata lessons and dancing (18+ nights,...
  • Markets
    Haymarket
    African American Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women African Diaspora: African Islanders Vegan
    2 reviews
    North End
    Fresh fruit market by Faneuil Hall that is really cheap and very fun....
  • Gyms
    Healthworks
    Disability/Access LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Brookline
    A supportive women-only gym, inclusive of all who identify as women, femme, trans,...
  • Cultural Center
    Hella Black Trivia
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean
    1 reviews
    Roxbury
    Amazingly fun monthly trivia night with a focus on Black culture....
  • Houses of Worship
    Hillsong Church Boston
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    It's a multicultural, nondenominational, free, and friendly gathering that supports family and...
  • Yoga & Pilates
    Hive Soul Yoga
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    South End
    Affirming, affordable, inclusive yoga...
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    Home.stead Bakery & Café
    Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Dorchester
    Wonderful, cozy coffee shop in the heart of Fields Corner, Dorchester...
  • Elementary
    Horace Mann School for the Deaf
    Disability/Access Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Allston
    Deaf school serving preschoolers through high school....
  • Counselors
    InnoPsych, Inc.
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Online
    An online directory of therapists of color in the Boston area....
  • Hair
    instagram: kreyasyontounsol
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Middle Eastern/North African Women
    1 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    Natural hair stylist (specializing in faux locs, crochet, twists, and various natural...
  • Houses of Worship
    Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
    African American Black and Brown People Indigenous/Native American Islam Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Roxbury
    The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center is a mosque and community center....
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    Izzy's Restaurant and Sub Shop
    Black and Brown People Deaf Family-Friendly Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Amazing, family-owned, inexpensive Puerto Rican food that tastes like how my mom and grandma make...
  • Cultural Organization
    Jacques Cabaret
    Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    An important site linked with LGBQ/T+ liberation. A Boston go-to for drag....
  • Restaurants
    Jamaica Mi Hungry restaurant
    Black and Brown People
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Best jerked chicken around....
  • Gyms
    Jamaica Plain Crossfit
    Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Extremely welcoming crossfit gym...
  • Gyms
    Janey Elite Training—J.E.T. Boston
    Black and Brown People
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    Black-owned personal training outfit with multicultural staff and clients. Affordable,...
  • Online Resource
    Jewish Boston
    Family-Friendly Judaism LGBQIA+ Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Other
    Compilation of Jewish events and information for Greater Boston...
  • Restaurants
    Johnny's Luncheonette
    Judaism
    1 reviews
    Newton
    Comfort Jewish food :)...
  • Restaurants
    Kamakura
    Asian
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    Best Omakase and 2nd best sushi in Boston...
  • Groups
    Kavod
    Disability/Access Judaism LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    2 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Kavod is a community led by young Jews in Greater Boston, rooted in social justice and...
  • Practitioners
    Kelsey Perkins, NP
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    South End
    Nurse practitioner & primary care provider through the Boston University Charles...
  • Restaurants
    Kim's Tofu
    Asian
    1 reviews
    Allston
    Korean restaurant that specializes in tofu soup....
  • Kind Heart Counseling
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Counseling services offered by a licensed therapist specializing in student life stress, sexuality,...
  • Gyms
    Kroc Center
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Roxbury
    Community center in Dorchester!...
  • Cultural Organization
    Latinx and Hispanic Leadership Council
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    A committed group of alumni leaders who provide advice to BU on how to best expand outreach to...
  • Barber Shops
    Lee's Hair Story
    Asian Asian American
    1 reviews
    Allston
    Korean hair stylist in Allston with knowledge in cutting/styling Asian hair/Asian...
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    Life Alive Cafe
    1 reviews
    Brookline
    Live Alive is a vegetarian- and vegan-friendly cafe that serves a variety of fresh and tasty snack...
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    LimeRed Teahouse
    Asian Asian American Disability/Access
    1 reviews
    Allston
    Bubble tea and dessert/coffee shop on Commonwealth Avenue (West Campus)....
  • Hair
    Liquid Hair Studios
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    South End
    Fun hair salon that does all sorts of things, but has a full wall of dyes and does...
  • Cultural Organization
    LiteWork Events
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Latinx Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    LiteWork Events is an event platform that curates networking and other social events for young...
  • Liz's Hair Care
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Family-Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Mission Hill
    Beauty salon focused on Black women's hair care....
  • Restaurants
    Lolita
    Latinx
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    Mexican/tapas restaurant offering multiple courses for a reasonable price ($15-20 per...
  • Hair
    Louie's Hair Cuts
    Asian
    1 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    Ask for Tyler—he can actually do a crew cut....
  • Restaurants
    M & M BBQ
    African American Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly
    1 reviews
    Dorchester
    Outstanding BBQ--eat in or take out; shares space with Dorchester Brewing Company. Family run since...
  • Accessibility Org
    MA Sibling Network
    Disability/Access
    1 reviews
    Other
    Online and in-person programming for siblings (youth to adult) who have siblings with...
  • Civic Organization
    Malden Community Organizing for Racial Equity (MaldenCORE)
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Malden
    MaldenCORE confronts racism; promotes multiethnic, multicultural representation in leadership and...
  • Facilities
    Mama Beasts
    Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    West Roxbury
    Mama Beasts is a fitness class for women. Classes include modifications for pregnant...
  • Restaurants
    Masala Art
    Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    Other
    Authentic Indian cuisine....
  • Restaurants
    Mast
    Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Beacon Hill
    Slightly upscale with AMAZING Neapolitan style pizza. Kinda $$ but worth the splurge (go for lunch...
  • Restaurants
    Mei Mei
    Asian American Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Trans Friendly Women Asian
    2 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore, Brookline
    Asian American fusion that's creative and delicious...
  • Restaurants
    Midway Cafe
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Queer bar...
  • Markets
    Ming's Supermarket
    Asian
    1 reviews
    South End
    Asian supermarket in the South End with a large variety of uncommon fresh produce and...
  • Houses of Worship
    Mosaic Boston
    Christianity Disability/Access Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Brookline
    Mosaic is a vibrant and diverse community with a deep love for God and heart for...
  • Cultural Center
    Museum of African-American History & African Meeting House
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Christianity Family-Friendly
    2 reviews
    Beacon Hill
    A historic site on Beacon Hill that is now a National Park Service property. There is a visitor...
  • Arts Organization
    Museum of Fine Arts
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Christianity Deaf Disability/Access Falun Gong Family-Friendly Hinduism Indigenous/Native American Islam Judaism Korean Shamanism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Race/Ethnicity Shinto Sikhism Spirituality/Religion Taoism Tengrism Trans Friendly Unitarian Universality Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    Multiple rotating art exhibits so there is always something new. Also hosts movie nights and free...
  • Walkers
    Neighborhood Paws
    LGBQIA+ Friendly
    1 reviews
    Somerville
    Local dog walking & training business...
  • Centers
    Newman Catholic Center at Boston University
    Christianity
    1 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    A great place for Catholics to meet. They host weekly events like pasta dinner on Tuesday nights,...
  • Restaurants
    Nos Casa Café
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean
    1 reviews
    Roxbury
    Cape Verdean restaurant in the heart of Roxbury offering mostly pickup....
  • Barber Shops
    Nu Image
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Indigenous/Native American Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    An old-school barbershop with a great vibe that's comfortable for all genders....
  • Restaurants
    Oath Pizza - Fenway
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Christianity Disability/Access Falun Gong Family-Friendly Hinduism Indigenous/Native American Islam Judaism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Shinto Sikhism Taoism Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    A socially conscious, purpose-driven pizza company working to make a lasting positive...
  • Houses of Worship
    Old South Church
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Christianity Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African
    2 reviews
    Back Bay
    Progressive, inclusive, LGBTQIA friendly church (United Church of Christ) in Copley...
  • Arts Organization
    Open Door Arts
    Asian Asian American Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly
    1 reviews
    Chinatown
    Increases access and opportunities for artists with disabilities. Can also purchase art and gifts....
  • Restaurants
    Orinoco
    Black and Brown People Family-Friendly Latinx
    2 reviews
    Brookline, South Boston
    Orinoco is a pan-Latin restaurant specializing in South American flavors with three...
  • Formal Group
    Out in Tech
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    A great networking group for LGBTQIA people in tech. Looking for local "out" people to...
  • Hair
    Outluks Hair Studio
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Deaf Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Brighton
    Come in and let me or a talented member of my team make you look as beautiful on the outside as you...
  • Arts Organization
    Pao Arts Center
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Buddhism Cape Verdean Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African Taoism Women
    1 reviews
    Chinatown
    Chinatown’s first community-based arts center, dedicated Asian American and Asian immigrant...
  • Houses of Worship
    Pentecostal Tabernacle
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Christianity Family-Friendly Women Latinx
    2 reviews
    Cambridge
    A church whose mission is "restoring broken lives." Great for anyone new to the city...
  • Hair
    Perfect 10 Unisex Hair Salon
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Family-Friendly Latinx Women
    1 reviews
    West Roxbury
    All-in-one hair salon, specializing in natural (Black/brown) hairstyles....
  • Accessibility Org
    Perkins School for the Blind Talking Book Library
    Disability/Access
    1 reviews
    Watertown
    Circulates reading material for blind and visually impaired and lists weekly all-audio-described...
  • Counselors
    Phoenix Collective
    Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Universality Women
    1 reviews
    Roslindale
    Group of therapists...
  • Civic Organization
    Polish American Heritage and Community Foundation
    Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Dorchester
    Non-profit that supports cultural, educational, and community initiatives within the Polish-American...
  • Cultural Organization
    Print Ain't Dead
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Falun Gong Hinduism Indigenous/Native American Islam Judaism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Race/Ethnicity Spirituality/Religion Trans Friendly Asian Asian American Women
    2 reviews
    Hyde Park
    A bookstore, publishing platform, and literary society focused on literary and text-based artifacts...
  • Formal Group
    Queer Activist Collective
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Vegan Women
    2 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    BU's LGBTQ+ student organization that provides wellbeing, support, education, and activism for...
  • Houses of Worship
    Reality Church Boston
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    South Boston
    A church community following Jesus in his mission of advancing joy in Boston and...
  • Markets
    Reliable Market
    Asian
    2 reviews
    Somerville
    Asian (primarily Korean) supermarket in Somerville (Union Square)....
  • Hair
    RepHAIRations
    African American Black and Brown People Family-Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Arlington
    Their mission is to provide a Black-centered space for all people to learn about and celebrate...
  • Restaurants
    Restaurante Cesaria
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean
    1 reviews
    Dorchester
    Great authentic Cape Verdean restaurant in Boston with delicious food, atmosphere, and...
  • Practitioners
    Richard A. Bartlett, M.D.
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Brookline
    Dr. Bartlett is a plastic surgeon who, among other things, provides top/gender...
  • Beauty Salons
    Rose African Hair Braiding
    African American Black and Brown People Women
    1 reviews
    Mattapan
    Rose's offers a variety of braided and twisted hair styles. They also supply the hair, saving you...
  • Markets
    Rosenfeld's Bagels
    Judaism
    1 reviews
    Newton
    A bagel and challah store with the best whole wheat challah in Greater Boston and other...
  • Cultural Organization
    Royall House & Slave Quarters
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Christianity LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Medford
    RH&SQ is a museum whose architecture, household items, archaeological artifacts, and programs...
  • Counselors
    Ruth Garrott, Psy.D.
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Private-practice psychotherapist drawing on a wide variety of techniques;...
  • Hair
    Safi Express Hair Braiding
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Women
    1 reviews
    Dorchester
    African braiding salon...
  • Hair
    Salon Monet
    African American Family-Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    Family-oriented Black-owned hair salon....
  • Restaurants
    Seoul Soulongtang
    Asian Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Allston
    Korean restaurant specializing in seolleongtang (oxtail soup)....
  • Markets
    Sevan Bakery
    Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Watertown
    Bakery and market with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods from Turkey, Greece, and...
  • Hair
    Shan Hair
    Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Brookline
    A fantastic, inclusive, and David Bowie-decorated hair salon focusing on curly cuts...
  • Restaurants
    Shanghai Fresh
    Asian Asian American Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    This restaurant is a small, local, and authentic Shanghainese restaurant with plenty of...
  • Beauty Salons
    Simina African Hair Braiding
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Women
    1 reviews
    Dorchester
    Hair braiding salon...
  • Beauty Salons
    Simply Erinn's Unisex Hair Salon
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean LGBQIA+ Friendly Women
    2 reviews
    Cambridge
    Simply Erinn's is a hair salon in Cambridge that caters to African American hair (both natural and...
  • Arts Organization
    Soulelujah
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Race/Ethnicity Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Dancing to the best in known and unknown soul, funk, and R&B music. Every Saturday night at The...
  • Civic Organization
    SpeakOUT Boston
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Other
    SpeakOUT is an LGBTQ+ speakers' bureau featuring people who tell personal stories to...
  • Houses of Worship
    Sri Lakshmi Temple
    Asian Asian American Disability/Access Family-Friendly Hinduism LGBQIA+ Friendly Sikhism Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    Other
    The temple is open on weekends with all the major Hindu festivals celebrated in a...
  • Houses of Worship
    St. Anthony Shrine
    Christianity Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    Shrine and Catholic church...
  • Houses of Worship
    St. Cecilia Parish
    Christianity Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African Women
    3 reviews
    Back Bay
    St. Cecilia is an inclusive and welcoming Roman Catholic church in the Back Bay. LGBTQ...
  • Houses of Worship
    St. Francis Chapel
    Christianity Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    Catholic chapel in the Prudential Center...
  • Houses of Worship
    St. James' Episcopal Church
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Christianity Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Progressive Episcopal church with activist stance....
  • Houses of Worship
    St. Mary's Episcopal Church
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Christianity Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Dorchester
    A nonjudgmental, very diverse place of Christian worship...
  • Hair
    Stephanie Hair Salon
    Latinx Women
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Immigrant-run hair salon on Tower Street, Spanish speaking, reasonable costs, feels...
  • Beauty Salons
    Studio 27
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Women
    1 reviews
    South End
    Great place for Black hair care—natural, relaxers, braids, weaves, etc. Just a few blocks from the...
  • Hair
    Styled by G
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    Hair salon, color, and makeup....
  • Activism
    Sunrise Boston
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    Climate activism group focused on solutions at the state and federal levels, mainly composed of...
  • Restaurants
    Taqueria Mexico
    Black and Brown People Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    Waltham
    Mexican restaurant!...
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    Tatte
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    South End
    Great place to study and get coffee....
  • Houses of Worship
    Temple Beth Zion
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Buddhism Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Judaism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Brookline
    TBZ is an independent, inclusive Jewish congregation. Female rabbi....
  • Houses of Worship
    Temple Israel of Boston
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Disability/Access Family-Friendly Judaism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    Temple Israel—in Boston for 160 years—warm, urban Jewish congregation. All are...
  • Restaurants
    The Border Café
    Family-Friendly Latinx Universality
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    Cheap, delicious Tex-Mex and creole food. Bottomless sodas. Endless chips and salsa....
  • Arts Organization
    The Dance Complex
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American B'ahai Black and Brown People Buddhism Caodaism Cape Verdean Falun Gong Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Korean Shamanism LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Race/Ethnicity Shinto Sikhism Taoism Trans Friendly
    2 reviews
    Cambridge
    "Home to a diverse range of movers and shakers" offering over thirty rotating dance classes for...
  • Cultural Organization
    The History Project
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    The Boston area's LGBTQ history archives. One of the largest LGBTQ archives in the US....
  • Elementary
    The Learning Center for Deaf Children
    Disability/Access Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    One of the leading schools for deaf children is in Framingham. They serve infants...
  • Hair
    The Loft Hair Studio
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Medford
    Hair salon for people with curly hair....
  • Counselors
    The Meeting Point
    Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Group of therapists and body work practitioners. Group and individual counseling....
  • Civic Organization
    The Network/La Red
    Disability/Access LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    Survivor-led organization that works to end partner abuse in queer communities....
  • Houses of Worship
    The Paulist Center
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Christianity Indigenous/Native American Islam Judaism Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Unitarian Women
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    The Paulist Center is an intentional Roman Catholic worship community that welcomes...
  • Groups
    The Teachers' Lounge
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    An informal monthly gathering for educators of color to connect, build, and vibe....
  • Beauty Salons
    Trephin
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    A hair salon in Downtown Crossing where many of the staff are LGBQIA+....
  • Restaurants
    Tres Gatos
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Awesome locally owned restaurant in JP on Centre Street. Very queer friendly with a...
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops
    Trident Booksellers and Café
    LGBQIA+ Friendly Trans Friendly Vegan
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    Indie bookstore that supports local artists and authors. Restaurant/cafe inside–great food/coffee....
  • Houses of Worship
    Trinity Church Boston
    Christianity LGBQIA+ Friendly African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    3 reviews
    Back Bay
    Historic Episcopal church located in Boston's Copley Square. LGBT+ welcoming. Two of the current...
  • Markets
    Tropical Foods Supermarket (El Platanero)
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Disability/Access Family-Friendly Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Latinx Middle Eastern/North African
    4 reviews
    Roxbury
    Tropical foods—toiletries, meat, produce, vegetables. A lot of ethnic variety...
  • Health & Wellness
    Tufts Medical Center
    African American Black and Brown People Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    Chinatown
    They have a list of LGBT supportive doctors in all offices; meaning, they've been...
  • Gyms
    Turnstyle
    African American Asian Black and Brown People LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly Women
    1 reviews
    South End
    Spinning studio (boot camp, too)...
  • Arts Organization
    Unitas Ensemble
    African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Family-Friendly Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary
    1 reviews
    Back Bay
    A top-notch concert organization devoted to music from Latin America conducted by a...
  • Houses of Worship
    United Parish in Brookline
    Christianity Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Brookline
    Members hear a call to "do" and "be" church rather than just go to church. God’s...
  • Counselors
    Vanessa Santos, LICSW
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Family-Friendly Latinx Race/Ethnicity Women
    1 reviews
    Roxbury
    Vanessa, founder of Holistically You, Inc., is a therapist supporting women of color. Her...
  • Restaurants
    Vee Vee JP
    1 reviews
    Jamaica Plain
    Wonderful, intimate American fare in Jamaica Plain...
  • Restaurants
    Veggie Galaxy
    Disability/Access Family-Friendly LGBQIA+ Friendly Non-Binary Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    Cambridge
    A fun vegan/vegetarian diner in Central Square, Cambridge...
  • Restaurants
    Vejigantes Restaurant
    African Diaspora: African Islanders Black and Brown People Indigenous/Native American Latinx
    1 reviews
    South End
    Puerto Rican place featuring hearty soups, mofongo, and traditional meat & seafood...
  • Cultural Center
    VietAID
    Asian Asian American Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Dorchester
    VietAID was the first Vietnamese community center in the US, and they do great community work in the...
  • Locales
    Walden Pond
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx Middle Eastern/North African
    1 reviews
    Concord
    Area where Henry David Thoreau lived for a couple of years; has hiking trails, swimming, beach...
  • Arts Organization
    Wheelock Family Theatre
    Disability/Access Family-Friendly Non-Binary Trans Friendly
    1 reviews
    Fenway / Kenmore
    Intergenerational and multicultural live theater productions....
  • Restaurants
    Winsor Dim Sum Cafe
    Asian Asian American Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Chinatown
    An incredible place for dim sum and other kinds of Hong Kong–style food....
  • Cultural Organization
    Women's Leadership Council
    African American African Diaspora: African Islanders Asian Asian American Black and Brown People Cape Verdean Deaf Disability/Access Family-Friendly Indigenous/Native American Latinx LGBQIA+ Friendly Middle Eastern/North African Non-Binary Trans Friendly Vegan Women
    1 reviews
    The council's mission is to engage alumnae in the intellectual, cultural, and...
  • Gyms
    YMCA
    1 reviews
    Huntington location offers BollyX fitness classes (dance exercise to Bollywood music)...
  • Hair
    Zahara Locs Boston/Cut to Fit Barbershop
    Black and Brown People Family-Friendly
    1 reviews
    Downtown
    Black-owned barbershop with strong roots in the community. Also great for haircuts,...

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