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Boston Pride condemns attack on the Jerusalem Pride Parade and expresses solidarity with Israel’s LGBT community

Boston, MA – Thursday, June 30th, 2015 – Boston Pride condemns the horrific attack that occurred today at the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, where participants were stabbed repeatedly by a religious extremist as the procession marched peacefully through the streets of the holy city. This tragic incident reminds us why Pride events are still needed around the world, to ensure the visibility of the LGBT community and promote acceptance and equality everywhere. Our hearts go to the victims, their families and the entire LGBT community in Jerusalem and Israel. Boston Pride stands in solidarity with Jerusalem Open House, the organizer of the annual Gay Pride celebration in the Israeli capital. We also acknowledge that the attack is roundly condemned by Israeli authorities.

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Marriage Equality Celebration – 6pm at the State House


Join us for a historic celebration at the
Massachusetts State House

T: Park Street

#LoveWins #WickedProud

The US Supreme Court ruled YES on marriage equality! Come together for a historic event featuring community leaders and speakers. The celebration will start at 6pm on the steps to the State House, located on Beacon St. Join marriage equality supporters from across the state and beyond to celebrate how far we’ve come and look to a future with full justice for all.

Co-hosted by
AIDS Action Committee
American Civil Liberties Union
Anti-Defamation League
Bisexual Resource Center
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus
Boston Pride
Cambridge Men’s Group
Fenway Health
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
Greater Boston PFLAG
Hispanic Black Gay Coalition
Human Rights Campaign
Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
National LGBTQ Task Force
OUT MetroWest
Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance (QAPA)
Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry
SpeakOUT Boston
The Network/La Red

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Statement from Boston Pride Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision


Boston Pride rejoices in the decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming the right of same sex couples to marry in all 50 states. Massachusetts has been a leader in the movement for LGBT equality, from the groundbreaking Goodridge decision in Massachusetts that paved the way for this historic moment today.  Boston Pride joins with all who have advocated and supported the right to marry for the LGBT community.

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Statement from Boston Pride about the tragedy in Charleston, SC

Boston Pride extends its sympathy to the community of Charleston, South Carolina and others affected by the tragic, senseless mass murders of nine worshipers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.  We offer our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and we stand united with those who seek to end all hate crimes and to promote healing across all divides.


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Watch the Boston Pride Parade on BNN

The 2015 Pride Parade will be shown on Channel 9 in the Boston Area on these days:

  • June 20th – 1 pm
  • June 21st – 12 pm
  • June 22th – 3 pm
  • June 23rd – 6 pm
  • June 24th – 11 am
  • June 26th 9 am

Thank you to BNN for broadcasting this event!

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