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2017 Boston Pride Parade lineup now available

The lineup for the 2017 Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10th, is now available:

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Today’s events: Wednesday, June 7

Wednesday, June 7
5pm
Pride Arts
Oscar Wilde Tour of LGBTQ-themed art at the MFA
Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA)
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7pm
Pride Arts
new
Lecture on LGBT art at the MFA
Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA)
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7-9pm
Pride@Night
new
Hard Rock Cafe Boston – Pride Family Night
Cavern Club at Hard Rock Cafe Boston (22-24 Clinton St, Boston, MA)
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Pride Lights ceremony will be indoors at the Black Box Theatre

Due to the inclement weather, the Pride Lights ceremony and program will be held indoors at the Black Box Theatre, starting at 7pm. The Black Box Theatre is located next to the Cyclorama at 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA. For discounted parking, click here!

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Today’s events: Tuesday, June 6

Tuesday, June 6
6:30pm
Flagship Event
Pride Lights @ the Boston Center for the Arts
Celebrating and remembering those we lost to HIV/AIDS
The Plaza at Boston Center for the Arts (Tremont St, Boston, MA)
10pm
Pride@Night
Paradise Pride
Paradise Cambridge (180 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA)
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Finding inclusivity in the IT workplace

IT Consultant Ellie Webster at work.

When you think about going to work, your mind might automatically imagine offices, managers, projects, collaboration or deadlines. But for some, it’s not that simple. They may feel a sense of uncertainty, fear of judgement or even discomfort.

Though not always discussed, discrimination in the workforce is a real issue faced by many. While a key factor in your ability to produce your best work is a safe work environment where you feel comfortable and can be authentic to yourself, finding these environments is not always easy or clear cut.

Ellie Webster is a proud West Michigan native, an IT systems administrator, a lover of vinyl records and a vintage motorcycle enthusiast. She has built a Tesla coil and has traveled internationally. She is, and has accomplished, many things worth telling. Yet, what she calls the “least interesting thing about her”—that she identifies as being transgender—is something that she was not always comfortable sharing, especially in the workplace.

Webster found a passion for her career early on in life. In high school, she discovered a love for computers during a basic technology class. She showed advanced skills, leading her teacher to pull her from his class to run as a teacher’s aide instead of using the class for extra study.

IT systems administrator Ellie Webster, TEKsystems diversity team lead Graci Harkema, TEKsystems recruiter Mike DeDomenic, and in the front is TEKsystems account manager Jessica Targosz.

After high school, she began working at small family-owned businesses, running home networks or operating data entry just to be in front of a computer instead of on a factory floor. She worked with IT recruiting companies, like TEKsystems, to find specific roles to drive her career. She eventually worked her way up to running entire departments, managing projects, budgets and processes, and working internationally.

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Today’s events: Monday, June 5

Monday, June 5
6pm
Flagship Event
Political Forum
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (210 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA)
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Today: get a burrito for Pride!

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Today’s events: Sunday, June 4


Sunday, June 4
10am AIDS Walk Boston
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell (Boston, MA)
Event organized by the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.
2-4pm
Pride Arts
Screening: The Guys Next Door
A film about family, friendship and gay rights
Special screening event and panel discussion about the expansion of the American family
Coolidge Corner Theatre (290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA)
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3-7pm The Silver Party
A Pride Dinner Dance for LGBT Seniors and Friends
Brookline Holiday Inn (1200 Beacon St, Brookline, MA)
For more information, call (857) 313-6590
Event organized by the LGBT Aging Project.
6pm Pride Remembrance Memorial
New England Holocaust Memorial (98 Union St, Boston, MA)
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Today’s events: Saturday, June 3


Sunday, June 4
10am AIDS Walk Boston
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell (Boston, MA)
Event organized by the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.
2-4pm
Pride Arts
Screening: The Guys Next Door
A film about family, friendship and gay rights
Special screening event and panel discussion about the expansion of the American family
Coolidge Corner Theatre (290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA)
>>tickets
3-7pm The Silver Party
A Pride Dinner Dance for LGBT Seniors and Friends
Brookline Holiday Inn (1200 Beacon St, Brookline, MA)
For more information, call (857) 313-6590
Event organized by the LGBT Aging Project.
6pm Pride Remembrance Memorial
New England Holocaust Memorial (98 Union St, Boston, MA)
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Message to our Community

Dear Community,

We acknowledge that our actions, past and recent, have caused harm to members of our community, particularly in the transgender community. We deeply apologize for using language and for posting content on social media that yielded such harm and pain. The impact of these actions has done members of our community wrong and caused divisiveness within our community. And for that, we are profoundly sorry. As an organization, we vow to be accountable for our mistakes and to our entire community: We will work to make amends, and to rebuild trust with trans* members of our community; we pledge our commitment to ensuring that our actions do not perpetuate such harm or hostility. Boston Pride will continue to engage with individuals and organizations in the trans* community to ensure that all our events are truly and fully inclusive, safe and welcoming of every member of our community.

Sincerely,

The Board of Directors of Boston Pride

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