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Boston Pride announces Digital Marketing RFP

Boston Pride announced today that it is seeking proposals from qualified vendors for Digital Marketing activities for the year 2018. The full RFP can be downloaded here [PDF – 596KB]. Vendors are requested to submit their proposals by November 10th, 2017 (EST). Any update or additional information regarding this RFP will be posted online at bostonpride.org/rfp.

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In Memoriam: Gordon Burns


It is with great sadness that Boston Pride learned of the passing of Gordon Burns, a longtime Pride volunteer and Committee member. Gordon joined Boston Pride over 10 years ago to foster the engagement of LGBT older adults in the Pride celebration, and to ensure continued exchanges between the older and the younger generations of our community. Deeply engaged and active in our region, Gordon was a founding member of the Senior Pride Coalition, as well as a member of the Boston Prime Timers, the Boston Partnership for Older Adults, the Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, and OLLI Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. His joyfulness and willingness to help everyone will be dearly missed. Boston Pride sends its heartfelt condolences to Gordon’s longtime husband Don, his family and friends.

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In Memoriam: Edith Windsor


Edith “Edie” Windsor, a hero of the fight for marriage equality, lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that bears her name, passed away today. Boston Pride sends its heartfelt condolences to her wife Judith, her family and her friends. We recognize today the groundbreaking contributions Edie made to our community through her activism over the years. The “Windsor decision,” which was handed down in 2013 by the US Supreme Court, ensured the federal recognition of same-sex marriages performed in 13 states and in the District of Columbia.

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Save the date for the 2017 Fall Open House of Boston Pride on October 19!


Boston Pride is delighted to announce that our 2017 Fall Open House will be held on October 19th at the Pride office in the Seaport District. Click here for more information and to reserve a free ticket!

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In Memoriam: Robert Y. “Sarge” Haley


Boston Pride learned with great sadness of the passing of EMS Captain Robert “Sarge” Haley, a friend and supporter of Pride and of our community. Captain Haley, who was instrumental in the emergency response during the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, was a familiar figure on the grounds of the Boston Pride Parade for many years. Throughout the years, Captain Haley worked closely with the Parade team and the leadership at Boston Pride to ensure the safety and security of all guests and participants in Pride events. His smile, helpfulness and wisdom will be sorely missed. Boston Pride sends its heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone at Boston EMS.

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Committee members wanted. Apply now to join the 2018 Pride team!

Interested in giving back to the community? Want to learn about event planning? Then apply to become a member of the 2018 Boston Pride Committee! Members of the community are invited to submit their application online to join the 2018 Pride team. It is important that all voices in our community be heard and participate in the planning of Pride, so do not hesitate and apply today! Boston Pride is committed to creating spaces for people of all walks of life and all identities to participate in the organization of the largest Pride celebration in New England. The application process is open until December 31st. Appointments are made by the Board of Directors on an ongoing basis, as applications are received and evaluated. So don’t wait and apply now!

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Charlottesville

Boston Pride stands in solidarity with those who fight against racism and naziism in the US. All those who care about human rights should resist those who promote hatred. We invite you to join the Stand for Solidarity public rally on Saturday, August 19th, from 11am to 4pm in front of the State House on Beacon St. For more information, click here.

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Help us make Pride better! Fill out the 2017 Pride Survey…


The 2017 summer survey is now available! Boston Pride invites all members of the community to fill out the survey to provide us with feedback on the 2017 edition of the various Boston Pride events. Got something to say? Fill out the survey! Thank you in advance.

Click here to fill out the 2017 Pride Survey…

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You are invited to “Pride In Style” on July 13 in Cambridge!

Thank you to BoConcept Cambridge for hosting this wonderful (and free!) get together for our community, in support of Boston Pride!

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Boston Pride attends World Pride 2017 in Madrid, Spain

Boston Pride Attends World Pride in Madrid

Representing the Local LGBTQ Community at Worldwide Event

Boston Pride Members at World Pride in Madrid

 

(Boston, MA) – June 29, 2017 – Boston Pride announced today that it is representing the local LGBTQ community at World Pride in Madrid which is being held from June 26 – July 2.  Sixteen members of Boston Pride are attending and will be marching as a contingent in the World Pride Parade on Saturday July 1st that is estimated to attract 3 million spectators.  Boston Pride is also be representing InterPride at the WorldPride Park in Madrid Rio, a green space along the city’s Manzanares riverfront.

“Boston Pride’s theme of ‘stronger together’ continues to hold true at the international level, as we are truly a global community of LGBTQ people who are fighting for equal rights for all throughout the world,” said Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride. “We are representing our great city of Boston where we hosted the largest Pride celebration in history and we are thrilled to be participating in the largest LGBTQ event in the world in Madrid.”

In a letter to Boston Pride’s contingent traveling to World Pride, Mayor Martin J. Walsh said, “As a City, we will continue to promote and advance our diversity in any way we can. It is part of our collective strength of character, and it helps showcase Boston to the entire world. We stand with all communities and people who are struggling for basic rights, acceptance, visibility, safety, acknowledgement, and equitability. It sends a strong message for the LGBTQ community as we celebrate the unity and resilience of our strong city and our profound spirit.”

World Pride in Madrid is a festival that celebrates diversity and freedom with cultural events, art, conferences, music, sports, solidarity and more.  Since 2012, Boston Pride has worked to raise funds to send the contingent to World Pride. Boston Pride also participated in World Pride Toronto in 2014.

The 47th annual Boston Pride Parade and Festival, which took place June 2 to 11, included a record breaking number of groups and individuals marching in the parade. This year’s parade consisted of over 45,000 marchers from 331 contingents with over 550,000 spectators. An estimated 125,000 individuals attended in the Pride Festival at City Hall plaza.

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