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DOMA declared unconstitutional

On the day before Pride Week begins, we at Boston Pride are encouraged that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit here in Boston declared the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.  DOMA, which became law in 1996, defines marriage as strictly between a man and a woman when it comes to […]

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Today is Harvey Milk Day

May 22nd is Harvey Milk Day! Harvey Milk was a pioneer of the 20th century who served as the first openly gay elected official in the United States. Harvey Milk’s dreams were filled with the hope for equality and a world without hate. His ground breaking election in 1977 as one of the world’s first […]

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Boston Pride Human Rights & Education Committee Co-Sponsors “Pride: 40 Years of Protest & Celebration”

Boston Pride announced today that it is is proudly co-sponsoring Pride: 40 Years of Protest & Celebration, a joint exhibition between the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) and The History Project. The exhibition will be open from May 15-June 30, 2012 and will be free and open to the public from 9am-5pm at the Boston Center for […]

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A Statement from Boston Pride Congratulating President Barack Obama for Affirming His Support for Marriage Equality

Boston– May 9, 2012 – Boston Pride is congratulating President Barack Obama for affirming his support for marriage equality.  The President told Robin Roberts of ABC News today, “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members […]

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North Carolina amends constitution to discriminate against same-sex marriage

We’ve seen a lot of good things happen regarding marriage equality in the past few months, but yesterday’s vote in North Carolina amending their state constitution to discriminate against same sex marriage is disappointing.  What is even more troubling is how this amendment goes beyond state law, which already made marriage between individuals of the […]

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Breaking news: President Obama announces support for same-sex marriage

See the video and a report by ABC News on their website at abcnews.com.  

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Boston Pride’s Human Rights & Education Committee announces final stop on its statewide tour

Boston Pride’s Human Rights & Education Committee announces final stop on its statewide tour Reaching out to the Greater Boston area on May 16   Boston, Mass. – April 20, 2012 – The Human Rights and Education (HR&E) Committee of Boston Pride will hold the final stop on its 2011 – 2012 Community Forum Road Tour […]

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Boston Pride hosts international LGBT conference and seeks workshop proposals

From October 3-7, 2012, Boston Pride will host the 30th Anniversary InterPride Conference, an annual global gathering of Pride organizers. A longstanding and founding member of InterPride, the International Association of Pride Organizations, Boston Pride is proud to have been selected to produce this extraordinary event. Boston Pride seeks relevant, exciting, and inspiring workshop proposals. Share […]

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Boston Pride’s Human Rights and Education Committee announces the third stop on its statewide tour

Boston Pride’s Human Rights & Education Committee Announces the THIRD stop on Its Statewide Tour, Reaching out to the South Shore LGBT community on April 4   (Boston) March 28, 2012 – The Human Rights and Education (HR&E) Committee of Boston Pride today announced the next stop on its 2011 – 2012 Community Forum Road […]

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Marching in the Peace Parade

On Sunday, March 18th, I marched in the Peace Parade organized by Veterans for Peace in South Boston, directly following the St Patrick’s Day Parade organized by the Allied War Veterans Council (AWVC). This was the second edition of the Peace Parade, created in 2011 to protest the AWVC’s policy not to accept LBGT organizations […]

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