- SEP 10 – Healing Our Community Collaborative (HOCC) Women’s Event
- SEP 11 – First planning meeting for Pride 2019
- SEP 22-23 – Pride Weekend of Action: “Yes on 3!” Campaign to Defend Transgender Rights
- SEP 27 – Boston Black Pride Community Assembly: A Call to Defend Transgender Rights
- SEP 29 – Waves Ahead for Puerto Rico
- SEP 29 – Family Movie Night: “Love, Simon”
Support our community in the Merrimack Valley
Local Pride organizations encourage donations to the Lawrence Emergency Fund
Boston, MA – September 18, 2018 – Boston Pride, Worcester Pride, Northampton Pride and the newly-formed North Worcester County (NoWoCo) Pride are jointly calling for donations to the Lawrence Emergency Fund (http://www.eccf.org/lawrenceemergencyfund) to support relief efforts in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, following the devastating gas explosions and fires in the region last week. The Fund was established by Governor Charlie Baker and 21 state and local government officials as well as nonprofit leaders, and is managed by the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF). Donations are fully tax-deductible, and will support a series of efforts in the local Merrimack Valley. For more information, click here and review the statement from ECCF. We thank you in advance for your donation.
You are invited! Boston Pride has announced the dates of its Committee meetings in the fall. Check out the schedule of meetings here, and join us to learn about all the open positions available. You don’t need to be an expert at event planning! All skills welcome as we gear up for Pride 2019. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, starting at 6:30pm at the Boston Pride office, 12 Channel St #503, Boston, MA. Join us to discover the various opportunities for involvement with our organization.
September 16th marks just 50 short days until Election Day. The “Yes on 3” campaign to protect trans rights in Massachusetts, of which Boston Pride is a coalition member, invites you to join a massive rally in Copley Square tomorrow. The event starts at 10am and will feature Congressman Joe Kennedy as guest speaker. For more info, click here.
Boston Pride Weekend of Action for the “Yes on 3!” Campaign to Defend Transgender Rights, September 22-23
Help protect the rights of transgender people in Massachusetts and sign up to join Freedom For All Massachusetts in Quincy on September 22 and 23 for the Yes on 3 Weekend of Action! We need to talk to thousands of voters about why non-discrimination protections for our transgender friends and neighbors are important and must be defended. That’s why Boston Pride is determined to have 40+ volunteers join forces with Freedom For All Massachusetts to speak directly with voters! All are welcome and everyone is needed. We will be meeting with Freedom For All’s field team to canvas in Quincy, on Saturday, September 22, and on Sunday, September 23, at 10am at Christ Church Episcopal (12 Quincy Ave, Quincy, MA 02169).
Please click here to register to volunteer, and mention that you heard about the action from the Boston Pride website!
New York City will be hosting the 2019 edition of World Pride, to coincide with the Stonewall 50 celebration, next summer. Boston Pride will partake in the celebration, including marching in the World Pride Parade and tabling at the World Pride Festival, among many other events. We are putting together an organizing team for this series of events as well as to produce World Pride and Stonewall 50 events in the Boston area. Interested in joining the team? Contact Tina for more info! Want more information about World Pride 2019 events? Check out their website here.
The Board of Directors of Boston Pride will attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting of InterPride, the international association of Pride organizers, held this October in Saskatoon, SK (Canada). Hosted by the Saskatoon Pride Festival team, this year’s AGM will include both general organizational business, as well as networking and educational sessions. This international conference is the occasion for Boston Pride to share its best practices with other Pride committees around the world, as well as to learn from others. Boston Pride is a founding member of InterPride, which was created in Boston in 1982.
Boston Pride is delighted to announce that our 2018 Fall Open House will be held on October 16th, starting at 6:30pm at the Boston Pride office, 12 Channel St #503, Boston, MA. This event will include the reveal of the 2018 Boston Pride Parade awards and more! Check back regularly online as the program grows.
On election day this November, ballot question 3 will ask Massachusetts voters whether to uphold the state law that protects transgender people from discrimination in public places, such as restaurants, shops, and hospitals. A “yes” vote would keep in place the current law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places of public accommodation. To be successful, we must build awareness of the ballot measure in the LGBTQ community and with our allies. For this reason, Boston Black Pride and Freedom For All Massachusetts will be hosting a Community Assembly to bring together leaders from all Boston LGBTQ organizations to discuss communication strategies for strengthening our coalition of voters. During the assembly, speakers will provide an update on the campaign, discuss strategies for building awareness, getting out the vote, and opportunities for each organization to become more involved in the campaign.
In addition to discussing strategies and advocating for everyone to vote, we have a special guest, keynote speaker Kryzia Salgado, on “Benefits From A Forgotten Art: Compassion.” We are excited to have this speaker come in and join us in support of the larger community. We hope you join us on this full and impactful evening filled with strategies and discussions, and ready to take on the ballot.
Food and light refreshments will be provided for the evening. If you are interested in attending please RSVP here.