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Boston Pride Announces Official Pride Week Meteorologist: StormTeam 5’s David Brown of WCVB-TV Channel 5

Boston -May 15, 2012 – Boston Pride announces that its official Pride Week Meteorologist is StormTeam 5’s David Brown of WCVB-TV Channel 5.  Boston’s 2012 Pride Week is from June 1 – 10 with this year’s theme “Celebrating 30 Years of Worldwide Pride Movement.”  The theme pays tribute to InterPride, the international association of Pride organizers, which was founded in Boston in 1982.

Pride Week starts on Friday, June 1st at noon, with the official flag raising ceremony at City Hall Plaza followed by many exciting events including Pride Kickoff Party at Revere Hotel, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, Pride Idol, the Royal Pageant, the annual Pride Parade and Festival that attract hundreds of thousands of spectators, the Back Bay and Jamaica Plain block parties and much more! For a complete schedule of Pride Week events visit:  www.bostonpride.org/calendar

“We are thrilled to have David Brown as our official Pride Week meteorologist,” said Susan Alves, Boston Pride board member. “Pride Week is an important part of the community here in Boston, and nothing binds New Englanders together like our weather.  We’re hoping that David can have some influence over the weather forecast and bring us sunshine and mild temperatures especially during the Pride Parade and Festival!”

On Saturday, June 9, the Boston Pride Parade starts at noon in Copley Square where Clarendon Street and Boylston Streets meet, rain or shine. The route of the parade takes its marchers from Boston’s Back Bay through the South End, up to the Boston Common, continues past the State House and will finish at City Hall Plaza where the festival will be held from noon – 6 p.m.  The Festival is the last stop on the Boston Pride Parade route and will host musical entertainment, the Family Zone, the Main Stage Lounge, Artisan Avenue and over 100 vendors for people of all ages.

“As a proud member of the LGBT community, I know that weather plays an important role in the festival and parade,“ said David Brown.  “I will be continually updating the forecast for the thousands of spectators who come to Boston for these wonderful events so look for my reports via Boston Pride website during Pride Week.”

In addition to being a meteorologist at WCVB-TV Channel 5, David Brown also files WCVB’s “A+” segments, a signature NewsCenter 5 series that shines a spotlight on outstanding high school seniors who have overcome incredible odds. Brown joined WCVB in 1995. In his tenure, he has also served as co-anchor of the EyeOpener newscast, meteorologist for the morning and noon broadcasts as well as environmental reporter and main contributor to the “Going Green” section on TheBostonChannel.com.

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