The community has voted and has selected “Stronger Together” as the 2017 Boston Pride Theme. Thank you to the hundreds of people who voted. “Stronger Together” came in first with 33.34% of the votes.
Online registration for the 2017 Pride Festival is now open. Click here now to register your group or organization. We are proud to announce that Boston Pride has created a new “Solidarity” registration category for grassroots organizations, with heavily discounted participation fees, to ensure that all groups can join the Festival. Additionally, we have reduced the fees for small non-profits and small businesses in 2017. Finally, groups that register before February 28th will enjoy a 20% discount on their participation fees. These measures are partially offset by revised fee schedules for larger organizations, in particular for large corporations participating in the annual Festival.
Click here to learn more about the Festival…
World AIDS Day occurs every December 1st to raise awareness about the fight against HIV/AIDS around the world. A wealth of resources and information is available from the aids.gov website. We encourage everyone to learn about the epidemic and prevention methods, and to get tested. You may locate the nearest testing facility using this online tool.
The next annual meeting of the board of directors of Boston Pride will be held on January 22nd, starting at 8am at the Boston Pride office, 12 Channel St. #503, Boston, MA. This meeting is open to the public.
The Boston Pride family wishes you a joyful and safe Thanksgiving celebration. We all have a lot to be thankful for. At Pride, we are very thankful for our community’s diversity and willingness to challenge the status quo, for the better of LGBT people in Boston and beyond. 2017 will be a busy year for all of us, but, for now, let’s spend some quality time with friends, families and loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!
Are you a writer, photographer, or artist? Would you like to have your work seen by queer people and allies around the world? Boston Pride is currently seeking community members from all backgrounds who are willing to donate their talents, and are looking for a unique, highly visible place to showcase issues, stories, and ideas that matter to them. In addition to distributing 25,000 print copies of the Pride Guide throughout New England, we offered a digital version of the Guide that has reached 30,000+ readers in 105 different countries! That means the Guide’s 90+ contributors have had their work seen by a diverse international readership, some even residing in countries with environments hostile to LGBTQ people.
We are #wickedproud to produce a Guide with content and contributors that reflect the great diversity of our community, but we can’t do it without your help! If you’re interested in pitching a story idea for the 2017 Pride Guide, please complete the online submission form or contact the Editor-in-Chief, Michael Anthony Fowler, via e-mail. All submissions will receive prompt review by the editorial team.
Boston Pride is inviting grassroots organizations in our community to submit their application to the 2017 Boston Pride Community Fund. Once a year, in support of our vision and mission, Boston Pride gives back monies raised during our events to non-profit organizations and groups within our community. Through the Boston Pride Community Fund, we aim to offer support and visibility to small and community-based projects. To learn more about the Community Fund, the process, eligibility criteria and conditions, please visit our Community Fund application.
Submit your application! Click here!
Voting is now open for the selection of the 2017 Boston Pride theme! Everyone can go online and vote for their favorite theme. This year, Boston Pride received a record 79 nominations (compared to 27 last year). We thank the community very much for this high level of participation. Although it was a difficult challenge, the list of candidate themes was narrowed down to the following seven themes:
#StepUp for ______!
Still Proud, Still Fighting
Together As One
One Nation – Many Peoples
Heroes. Super to us.
One Heart, One Pulse
Voting on the 2017 Pride Theme is open until Wednesday, November 30th at 11:59pm. The Pride Theme selected by the community will be announced officially on December 1st, at which time applications for the Pride Parade and Festival will also be released.
To learn about past Pride Themes, click here.
To vote for a Pride Theme for 2017, click here!