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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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Press Release: Boston Pride Supports St. Patrick’s Day Peace Parade

*Note: An LGBT contingent will be marching in the Peace Parade, we encourage you to attend, and march along with representatives from Boston Pride.”  Boston Pride Supports St. Patrick’s Day Peace Parade Boston, Mass., March 15, 2012 – Boston Pride is supporting this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Peace Parade, which will be held on Sunday, March […]

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Boston Pride condemns anti-LGBT violence in Iraq and Russia

We have seen two troubling stories this week regarding worldwide acceptance of our community.  On Sunday, the New York Times ran an article regarding violence – including murder – directed towards gay Iraqis.  These incidents are being called “emo killings,” and are focused on gay individuals and, as described by the Times, “teenagers who style […]

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Boston to host InterPride’s 2012 Annual World Conference, celebrating its 30th Anniversary

This year, Boston Pride will host InterPride’s 2012 Annual World Conference, which will be held October 3-7 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, to celebrate the association’s 30th anniversary.  Created in Boston in 1982 to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride on an international level, Boston was chosen as the host city to pay tribute […]

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NJ Assembly votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Boston Pride would like to congratulate the New Jersey Assembly for voting yesterday to legalize marriages between individuals of the same sex.  The New Jersey State Senate had passed similar legislation earlier this week.  Even though New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) has pledged to veto the bill, we wish to applaud efforts by any […]

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Washington State Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Today the Washington State House passed a bill to allow same-sex couples to marry, with a 53-43 vote. The bill passed the State Senate last week on a 28-21 vote, and Gov. Christine Gregoire is expected to sign it into law next week. This decision marks another bright day in the fight for equality and […]

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Prop. 8 ruled unconstitutional

Prop 8 Unconstitutional

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. Prop. 8 was a 2008 voter-approved ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in California. The three-judge panel ruled 2 to 1 that a lower court judge was correct with his 2010 decision that Prop. 8 violated the civil rights […]

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Save the date: Community Forum comes to Northampton on January 18th!

 Save the date! Boston Pride’s Human Rights and Education committee is pleased to announce the second stop on its 2011-2012 Community Forum Road Tour! The next Community Forum will be held in Northampton, MA on Wednesday, January 18th. The forum will be held at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence (220 Main Street, Northampton, […]

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Boston Pride’s 2011-2012 Community Forum Road Tour

HUMAN RIGHTS AT FOREFRONT FOR BOSTON PRIDE Hosts statewide tour to garner community input November 9, 2011 – The newly formed Human Rights and Education (HR&E) Committee of Boston Pride, proudly announces its 2011 – 2012 Community Forum Road Tour. Beginning on Wednesday, November 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Haverhill, the committee will […]

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