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Boston Pride Week 2015 Calendar

Over 50 official events will be held during Boston Pride Week 2015, a record!! Check out the calendar of events to plan the celebration. From block parties to a human rights forum, from a parade and a festival to a gala and a cruise… there is something for everyone.

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President Obama issues Proclamation for 2015 LGBT Pride Month

Presidential Proclamation — LGBT Pride Month, 2015


LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2015

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

From the moment our Nation first came together to declare the fundamental truth that all men are created equal, courageous and dedicated patriots have fought to refine our founding promise and broaden democracy’s reach. Over the course of more than two centuries of striving and sacrifice, our country has expanded civil rights and enshrined equal protections into our Constitution. Through struggle and setback, we see a common trajectory toward a more free and just society. But we are also reminded that we are not truly equal until every person is afforded the same rights and opportunities — that when one of us experiences discrimination, it affects all of us — and that our journey is not complete until our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. Read More »

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Carol Channing, Julie Newmar and Fifth Harmony Will Join Other Celebrities to Wish Boston a “Happy Pride” Week

Boston Pride Facebook Page to Post Celebrity Videos Daily throughout Pride Week To Celebrate 45TH Anniversary: #WickedProud

Celebrities including Tony-award winning actress, singer and comedian Carol Channing, Julie Newmar, the original Catwoman, and the American girl group Fifth Harmony are lining up to send their best wishes to Boston Pride for this year’s 45th Anniversary: “WickedProud.” Starting on the first day of Pride Week, Friday, June 5, Boston Pride will post a daily celebrity greeting to the Facebook page with customized messages to the LGBT community. 2015 Boston Pride Week is June 5 – 14.

This is the fifth year that Boston Pride will be posting celebrity videos in support of Pride Week and the local LGBT community. Boston Pride now has a collection of more than 50 celebrity greetings featuring the highly viewed videos of Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Whoopi Goldberg, the Kardashians and Lady Gaga.

“The celebrity support we have received over the past five years is truly gratifying,” said Sylvain Bruni, Boston Pride President. “We are thrilled that celebrities from all over the world are sending ‘Happy Pride’ wishes especially during this special year when we are celebrating our 45th anniversary.”

To view the unique videos each day throughout Pride Week be sure to check the Boston Pride Facebook Page and website www.bostonpride.org For real time news and exclusive updates download the app for your iPhone or Android today. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @BostonPride and on Instagram @Boston.Pride

About Boston Pride
Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections. Kicking off June 5 through June 14, Boston Pride will host ten days of events and activities that bring people together from all walks of life to celebrate diversity. Opening with the Annual Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall, Pride Week 2015 will also include the Boston Pride Gala, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, the Human Rights Forum, Queeraoke, Pride Night @ Fenway Park, the Boston Pride Festival and Parade, the Pride Youth Dance, the Back Bay Block Party, and the JP Block Party. The theme of this year’s Pride celebration is “45th Anniversary – #WickedProud.”

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Boston Pride Celebrates Third Annual Pride Night @ Fenway Park

 LGBT Community is #WickedProud to Celebrate Pride Week at Red Sox Game on Friday, June 12th

Boston Pride is happy to announce the third annual Pride Night @ Fenway Park, which will take place as part of the 2015 Boston Pride Week festivities. Boston’s LGBT community will be recognized at the Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays baseball game at Fenway Park on Friday, June 12th at 7:10 p.m. Boston Pride Week 2015 will be held from June 5th through June 14th. This year’s theme is “45th anniversary – #WickedProud.”

“It is such a wonderful opportunity for Boston Pride to work with the Boston Red Sox on Pride Night at Fenway Park, especially as we celebrate our 45th anniversary this year,” said Boston Pride President, Sylvain Bruni. “Last year, more than 500 Pride guests attended, and we hope that the event continues to grow into a Boston Pride Week tradition.”

In 2013, the addition of Pride Night at Fenway Park was the first time that the Boston Red Sox franchise hosted an official Pride Night event.

“This event has certainly embraced connections for the LGBT community. The Red Sox are very supportive and we are truly appreciate having them as a strong ally to our community,” said Boston Pride Board member Marco Torres.

This year, Pride Red Sox hats will be available at Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall on June 6 and at the Pride Festival on June 13 through a partnership with local business Brims4U.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: redsox.com/pride

More information and details for Boston Pride’s 2015 Pride Week can be found at www.bostonpride.org

For real time news and exclusive updates download the app for your iPhone or Android today!

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @BostonPride.

About Boston Pride

Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections. Kicking off June 5 through June 14, Boston Pride will host ten days of events and activities that bring people together from all walks of life to celebrate diversity. Opening with the Annual Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall, Pride Week 2015 will also include the Boston Pride Gala, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, the Human Rights Forum, Queeraoke, Pride Night @ Fenway Park, the Boston Pride Festival and Parade, the Pride Youth Dance, the Back Bay Block Party, and the JP Block Party. The theme of this year’s Pride celebration is “45th Anniversary – #WickedProud.”

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The Official Boston Pride Guide 2015 is now available

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click here to view the Official Boston Pride Guide 2015

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Mr. and Miss Boston Pride Pageant Winners Selected for 45th Annual Parade!

Jay Cardin IV (right) and Ellie Monae (left), respectively Mr & Miss Boston Pride 2015

Jay Cardin IV (right) and Ellie Monae (left), respectively Mr & Miss Boston Pride 2015

Congratulations to Jay Cardin IV and Ellie Monae, who were crowned our 2015 Mr. and Miss Boston Pride Pageant winners.

The 2015 beauty king and queen were chosen in front of nearly 100 people who packed Club Café in Boston’s Back Bay on May 16th. Mr. Cardin and Miss Monae outshined a variety of worthy participants with their beauty and pride and impressed a lineup of celebrity judges including Miss Boston 2015 Sabrina Ponte, Miss Cambridge 2015 Samantha Hawkins, Imperial Crown Princess of Connecticut 2015 Lucia Virginity, Mr. Connecticut Leather 2014 Omar Boots and The A-List: New York television star TJ Kelly.

The two pageant winners will be riding in the 45th annual Boston Pride Parade in an automobile donated by FIAT, a premier sponsor of Boston Pride. They will also be making appearances at Pride Week festivities including the Flag Raising, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, the Boston Pride Festival, the JP Block Party and the Rhode Island Pride parade!

In addition to the beauty contest, the Boston Pride pageant show included performances by King of Boston Pride 2011 Matt Leonard, King of Boston Pride 2012 Fer Cardin, Alone at the Opera and Rolla.

This year’s pageant was sponsored by Walmart and Midori, and was hosted by fabulous drag queen Nikita Le Femme, and the 2009 King of Boston Pride, Rocky Graziano. Funds raised at the event will benefit the programs of Boston Pride.

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