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Passing of Jim Campbell

stacks_image_79Boston Pride learned with great sadness today of the passing of Jim Campbell, the President and CEO of NEAHOF, the New England Association on HIV over Fifty. Jim worked tirelessly for HIV care and prevention, especially in the aging population. We will remember his dedication and commitment to our community, which he exemplified in 2012 when he volunteered at the 30th anniversary Annual World Conference of InterPride, hosted by Boston Pride. We will miss him dearly. A memorial service will be organized in September, and we will share details when available.

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First Pride 2016 planning meeting next week!

The first planning meeting for Pride 2016 will be held next Tuesday, September 1st, starting at 6:30pm at the Harriet Tubman House, 566 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118. A lot of positions are open on the committee, and, as always, we’re looking for a diverse set of folks to embark on the great adventure of producing Pride events! See you on Tuesday!

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Shira Banki Memorial and Solidarity Gathering on September 9th

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Please join us on Wednesday, September 9th, from 6pm to 7pm, for a Memorial and Solidarity Gathering to honor the memory of Shira Banki, who was murdered at Jerusalem Pride, and to express our grief and outrage at this attack, along with the murders of Ali and Sa’ad Dawabshe who died in the attack on their home in Duma.

The event will be held at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA.

We will stand together as a community to condemn senseless hatred and all forms of extremist violence.

Sponsored by: Boston Pride, Congregation Shaarei Tefillah, Consulate General of Israel to New England, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, Keshet, New England Anti-Defamation League, New Israel Fund, Temple Israel.

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Laugh. Out. Proud. Comedy Night on 8/23!

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Join Laugh Boston, Boston Pride and some of Boston’s sharpest comics (yeah, we said Boston a lot there—but Boston is great, duh!) on Sunday, August 23rd at 8pm. Tickets are $15.

This show features Will Smalley – one of New England’s most hilarious comedians. Will has played our region’s top clubs, venues and colleges—and recently performed in the 7th Annual Women In Comedy Festival.

Show line up: Emily Ruskowski and Jenny Chalikian!

Recently named Boston’s Best Comedy Club by The Improper Bostonian, Laugh Boston is an upscale comedy club located in the lively Seaport District. Laugh Boston features comedy’s top national headliners and hilarious local acts. The club is located in the Westin Waterfront Hotel next to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The club has a full bar (hooray for cocktails!) and a light fare, quick-serve menu.

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Farewell to Ariel Miranda Gibbs

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Updated 8/15/2015 – There will be a Celebration Of Life for Ariel Maranda Gibbs in Boston, MA on Saturday, October 3rd:
Memorial Service
St. John the Evangelist Church
35 Bowdoin Street
Boston, MA

Mercy Meal and Celebration to follow @ Club Café’s Reception Room (209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA)

Boston Pride mourns the loss of Ariel Miranda Gibbs, a former Miss Boston Pride, who passed away this morning after a long battle with cancer. Ariel was a performer at Jacques Cabaret since the 1980s and a former Empress of the Imperial Court of Massachusetts. Ariel and her involvement in our community will be greatly missed.

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