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Boston Pride Celebrates 45th Anniversary – #WickedProud Launches “Friends of Boston Pride”

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In celebration of its 45th Anniversary- #WickedProud, Boston Pride invites the community to partake in this year’s festivities in a special way. Boston Pride is launching “Friends of Boston Pride” where friends directly contribute to and support Boston Pride’s efforts to create change and progress within the community. Becoming a “Friend of Boston Pride” additionally supports programming for Youth Pride, Latino Pride, Human Rights and Education, and all events and also allows friends to receive additional benefits for those who join.

“This is a special year for Boston Pride during our 45th anniversary as we welcome our old friends and make some new ones.  By joining Friends of Boston Pride, everyone has the chance to support the organization as we celebrate the four-plus decades of fighting for inclusiveness, diversity and equality,” said Linda DeMarco, Vice President of Boston Pride.

Friends of Boston Pride includes a variety of levels that provide added benefits for those who join.  Depending upon the level, benefits include:

  • Acknowledgement in the official Pride Guide
  • Discounted gala tickets
  • Entrance to 1 Block Party of your choice
  • Meet and Greet with Artists at festival (subject to Artist approval)
  • Official Boston Pride 45th Anniversary T-Shirt
  • Boston Pride Rainbow Umbrella

“We look forward to making this year’s Boston Pride Week the best one ever, and by becoming a Friend of Boston Pride, you will be recognized for your commitment to the LGBT community in addition to added benefits that you can use during the festivities,” said Staci Stift, Boston Pride Entertainment Chair.

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, 2015 Pride Week will also include, the first annual Gala, Pride Day at Faneuil Hall, Black Pride Cruise, AIDS Walk, Pride Diplomatic Reception, Pride Lights, Human Rights Forum, Queeraoke, Pride Night at Fenway Park, Boston Pride Festival and Parade, Pride Youth Dance, Back Bay Block Party, and JP Block Party.

For more information on becoming a Friend of Pride, visit www.bostonpride.org/friends

Stay up to date with more information by visiting and following Boston Pride on Facebook and Twitter.

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 Pride Diplomatic Reception, 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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