Today, Boston Pride invites you to travel to Europe and discover our sister Pride celebration: “Athens Pride 2016.” Andrea Gilbert, organizer of the Pride parade and rally in the Greek capital, describes how this year’s festivities will focus on supporting the trans and gender-non-conforming members of the community. Happy reading!
In today’s spotlight: Diane Tomaz’ touching article “Consider Adoption,” from the 2016 Boston Pride Guide. Hundreds of children and youths in Massachusetts are in foster care, waiting to be adopted. As Tomaz’ piece describes, they simply want to grow in a safe place, and don’t care for their parent’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Discover how you too can brighten the lives of children like Veronica and Ryan.
“[The Boston Pride] parade is the tangible demonstration of what happens when we turn away from darkness and division and turn toward our best selves. When we turn toward each other. It shows us what this nation looks like when we are at our best. Inclusive, strong, united, optimistic, and proud.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren
These powerful words were spoken by our beloved Massachusetts Senator on the floor of the Senate this week, during the filibuster organized by Senate Democrats to force a discussion and vote on sensible measures for gun control, following the tragedy at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.
We invite you today to explore what it means to be intersex, through Kimberly Zieselman’s article “An I Opener.” Despite representing two percent of the population, the intersex community has remained the target of pathologization, and unnecessary “corrective” surgeries are still widespread. But non-profit organizations are fighting back.
Today’s Boston Pride Guide spotlight is on Earnest Offley and his testimony “Coming Out and Around,” which invites the reader to understand the experience of a gay black man coming out to his family and to his community.
Mayor Walsh and Boston Pride invite you to attend a vigil in memory of the victims of the Orlando massacre. Join us in solidarity with the families of those who lost their lives for simply being out and proud.
You are invited! Our meetings are open to all. It is important that all voices in our community be heard, so do not hesitate and come attend / participate in our planning meetings.
Boston Pride Committee meetings: every Tuesday, 6:30pm at the Eastern Bank Community Room, corner of Dartmouth St and Stuart St, Boston
Boston Black & Latin@ Pride team meetings: every 4th Thursday, 6:30pm at the BCYF Blackstone Community Center, 50 W Brookline St, Boston
Boston Pride creates change and progress in society by embracing our community’s diverse history, culture, and identities, promoting community engagement and inclusivity, and striving for visibility and respect in unity.
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.