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Today’s must read: “Family Outing”

Sites Unseen

Today’s Boston Pride Guide spotlight is on people with LGBTQ parents. Emily McGranachan’s article “Family Outing” recounts the author’s own experience being raised by two moms as well as heartwarming stories of children with lesbian or gay parents. A 2013 study showed that approximately 125,000 same-sex couples are raising 220,000 children in the United States.

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Happy Pride from Lance Bass

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Happy Pride from Wendy Williams

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Today’s must read: “Sites Unseen”

Sites Unseen

Are you an avid traveler? Wondering where to go next? Then today’s spotlight is right for you. In her article “Sites Unseen,” LoAnn Halden uncovers three unexpected LGBT-friendly destinations: Cape Town (South Africa), Japan, and St. Petersburgh, FL. Discover what makes these places special for our community… enjoy!

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Today’s must read: “Solidarity Through Pride”

Solidarity Through Pride

Today’s spotlight is on Boston Pride’s programming that exemplifies this year’s Pride theme of “Solidarity Through Pride.” First, we encourage you to read about the Community Forum on Intersectionality held in March, which created a space for educating our community and sharing experiences related to intersectional identities in the LGBT community. Then, we invite you to discover Boston Pride’s Community Fund program, which awarded financial support to eleven organizations in our community.

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Today’s must read: “Athens Pride”

TODAY’S MUST READ
Athens Pride 2016

Today, Boston Pride invites you to travel to Europe and discover our sister Pride celebration: “Athens Pride 2016.” Andrea Gilbert, organizer of the Pride parade and rally in the Greek capital, describes how this year’s festivities will focus on supporting the trans and gender-non-conforming members of the community. Happy reading!

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Today’s must read: “Consider Adoption”

Consider Adoption

In today’s spotlight: Diane Tomaz’ touching article “Consider Adoption,” from the 2016 Boston Pride Guide. Hundreds of children and youths in Massachusetts are in foster care, waiting to be adopted. As Tomaz’ piece describes, they simply want to grow in a safe place, and don’t care for their parent’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Discover how you too can brighten the lives of children like Veronica and Ryan.

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Happy Pride from Kathy Griffin

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“Pride is an institution in Boston” – Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren

“[The Boston Pride] parade is the tangible demonstration of what happens when we turn away from darkness and division and turn toward our best selves. When we turn toward each other. It shows us what this nation looks like when we are at our best. Inclusive, strong, united, optimistic, and proud.”

Senator Elizabeth Warren

These powerful words were spoken by our beloved Massachusetts Senator on the floor of the Senate this week, during the filibuster organized by Senate Democrats to force a discussion and vote on sensible measures for gun control, following the tragedy at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.

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Today’s must read: “An I Opener”

An I Opener - The I in LGBTQIA Doesn't Stand for Invisible

We invite you today to explore what it means to be intersex, through Kimberly Zieselman’s article “An I Opener.” Despite representing two percent of the population, the intersex community has remained the target of pathologization, and unnecessary “corrective” surgeries are still widespread. But non-profit organizations are fighting back.

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