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This Saturday: Lesbians of Color Symposium (sponsored by Boston Pride)

LOCS
4th Annual Lesbians of Color Symposium (LOCS)
Saturday, March 19
10 AM – 3 PM
$45
Harvard Law School: Wasserstein Hall 1585 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA
http://www.locscollective.org/#!2016-lesbians-of-color-symposium/kgh36

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the LOCS Collective, Inc. in collaboration with Harvard Law School LAMBDA is presenting New England’s 4th Annual Lesbians of Color Symposium (LOCS). LOCS unites LBTQ women of color and allies for a day of networking, advocacy and
empowerment

Keynote Speaker Kaila Adia Story, Ph.D. , Associate Professor at the University of Louisville and author will discuss”Disobedience & Rebellion as Transgression: How Black Queer Women Have Changed the Contours of America.”

Special guests include Tiona McClodden and Onyx Restorative Justice
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by Harvard Law School LAMBDA , Fenway Health, The Fenway Institute, Boston Pride, and The Network La Red

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Congratulations to Riccardo Costa and Carolyn Paladino!

lgbtexpo2016Boston Pride congratulates the two winners of our NYC LGBT Expo raffle! Riccardo is the winner of a round-trip ticket to Provincetown on the Boston Harbor Cruises Fast Ferry, and Carolyn is the winner of a pair of VIP Tickets to Boston Pride Week 2016. Thank you to all who participated in the raffle.

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Miss Boston Pride 2015 Ellie Monae steps down, runner up Severity Stone crowned

Severity Stone, our new Miss Boston Pride 2015

Severity Stone, our new Miss Boston Pride 2015

Ellie Monae, Miss Boston Pride 2015, has stepped down as she literally embarks on a new fabulous career as entertainer on a cruise ship. We wish Ellie the very best. As a result, Boston Pride is delighted to announce that Severity Stone will complete the year as our beloved Miss Boston Pride 2015. Congratulations to Miss Severity Stone!

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Vote for the 2016 Boston Pride Parade Marshals!

2016marshalsvoteVoting is now open for the community to select our Grand Marshals and Honorary Marshals for the 2016 Boston Pride Parade! This year’s nominees for Grand Marshal are Mary Bonauto, Camp Lightbulb, Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, Anthony Imperioso, LGBT Senior Pride Coalition, and Claire B. Naughton. Our nominees for Honorary Marshal are Bayard Rustin, Jim Campbell, and Hon. Thomas V. Barbera. Vote now and help make your mark on this year’s festivities!

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Save the date: Spring Open House on March 31st

openhouse20160331Mark your calendars! The Boston Pride Spring Open House will be held on March 31st starting at 6:30pm at 31 New Chardon St, Boston MA. The 2016 Boston Pride Marshals will be announced at the event! Our entire team is looking forward to seeing you there.

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Community Forum: Panelists Announced

community_forum_panelistsWe are #wickedproud to announce that Boston Pride, Black Pride, and Latin@ Pride will be hosting a Community Forum on Intersectionality on Tuesday, March 22nd at the BCYF Blackstone Community Center (50 West Brookline Street, Boston). Intersectionality refers to our overlapping social identities and how discrimination against one ultimately represents discrimination against all. Moderated by Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons, the forum will feature a panel discussion including educator and fashion stylist Dr. Van Bailey, survivor and sexual violence advocate Hope Freeman, consultant and political operative Josiane Martinez, Boston Pride board member Marco Torres, and research psychologist Dr. Michelle Tat. For more information, visit our Forum page.

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Perform at Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall

performatpridedayatfaneuilhallWe are looking for a few dynamic performers to join us on stage at Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall on Saturday, June 4th! This is one of the signature events of Pride Week and allows you to showcase your talent in front of a diverse crowd of Bostonians and tourists alike. The event runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM! Interested? Please email our Entertainment team.

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“The Same Difference” – 2nd screening announced for March 17!

samedifference_2ndscreeningBoston Pride and Boston Black Pride are pleased to announce that a second screening of “The Same Difference” will be held on Thursday, March 17th, at 6:30pm at the Kendall Square Cinema. Tickets are available online. This event is co-presented with If You Can Feel It, You Can Speak It, Island Pride, LOCS Collective, and PQWOC.

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Save the date: St Patrick’s Day Parade – March 20, 2016

stpatricksdayparade2016Boston Pride is thrilled to return for a second year of marching in the historic South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade is held on Sunday, March 20th at 1:00 PM and travels from Broadway Station through South Boston to Andrew Station. Participants should line up on Dorchester Avenue by 11:00 AM. We hope you’ll join us for this celebration of veterans, community, and South Boston history.

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Save the date: Community Forum on Intersectionality – March 22, 2016

communityforumWe are proud to announce that Boston Pride, Black Pride, and Latin@ Pride will be hosting a Community Forum on Intersectionality on Tuesday, March 22nd at the BCYF Blackstone Community Center (50 West Brookline Street, Boston). Intersectionality refers to our overlapping social identities and how discrimination against one ultimately represents discrimination against all. The forum will feature a panel discussion moderated by Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons. Please join us for this important community conversation. For more information and to submit questions in advance, click here.

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