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Samantha Johnson performs at City Hall Plaza during the Pride Concert/Festival June 11th 2016.
Pride Flag Raising and Pre Game Event with Billy Bean Highlight This Year’s Festivities
Boston Pride today announced the fourth annual Pride Night @Fenway Park on Friday, June 3, which will take place as part of 2016 Boston Pride Week (June 3 – June12.) This year’s Pride Night @Fenway will be an historic occasion as the Red Sox will be raising the Pride Flag for the first time ever inside Fenway Park during the Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays game at 7:10 p.m. Pride Night @Fenway will also feature a pre-game event with Billy Bean, the only openly gay Major League Baseball player (current or former) alive today. This year’s Boston Pride Week theme is “Solidarity Through Pride.”
“Pride Night at Fenway Park will be truly special this year as we witness the raising of the Pride flag for the first time ever inside Fenway,” said Linda DeMarco, Vice President of Boston Pride. “The Red Sox organization has been a great partner over the past four years and it exemplifies our theme, Solidarity Through Pride. The historic flag raising and the opportunity to meet Billy Bean, one of the few openly gay former or current major league sports players, will give Pride fans an unforgettable experience.”
Billy Bean played in major league baseball from 1997 to 1995 for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. The MLB named Bean as Ambassador of Inclusion in 2014, and recently expanded his role as Vice President, Social Responsibility and Inclusion. The special Boston Pride Night @ Fenway Park event will include a ticket to the game, a VIP reception with Billy Bean and a signed autographed copy of his book, Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball for $89 per person. Game only tickets are also available.
Don’t miss Brandon Skeie performing at this years Pride Concert!
Samantha J will be preforming on June 11, 2016 at the Pride Concert
Conrad Sewell – Boston Pride Festival Headliner – will be preforming on June 11, 2016 at City Hall Plaza
As an inclusive organization, Boston Pride does not condone any language that is intolerant of racial, ethnic, or religious differences. Additionally, we reject language that promotes violence towards any individuals who are exercising their First Amendment rights. It has come to our attention that Mr. Anthony Imperioso, who was elected a marshal by the community for the 2016 Pride Parade, has made some offensive comments on his Facebook page. Boston Pride cannot condone those comments. After a discussion between Mr. Imperioso and Boston Pride, his marshalship has been withdrawn, and Mr. Imperioso will not be a marshal in the 2016 parade.
Boston Pride apologizes for the lack of vetting that occurred in the Marshal nomination process this year. Boston Pride is reviewing its marshal nomination process to ensure that it is both fair and robust to all members of the community going forward.
Boston Pride will continue to work to foster a dialogue within the LGBT community between groups, and will continue to work with members of the community to create a more just society for all.
You are invited to join the Boston Pride contingent in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Look for the green and orange Pride trolley, and join in! There is no need to RSVP – just show up to the event.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
11am on the West 4th Street Bridge
between Dorchester Avenue and I-93 Frontage Road
1pm at the Broadway T Station
37° – cloudy with light wind
Wear layers, hats & gloves!
Our community has worked very hard to ensure that LGBT people can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Evacuation Day openly, without fear of discrimination or harm. Now that the ban on LGBT groups is gone, let’s march together to safeguard our right to participate, and to make sure it is not taken away.