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Boston Pride and Latinx Pride sponsor 4 latinx movies at Wicked Queer, the Boston LGBT Film Festival

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Play Ball at Fenway Park!

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One for the Bucket List: Play Ball at Fenway Park! Boston Pride and Victory Programs are proud to partner to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to throw out the First Pitch during Pride Night @ Fenway Park! Attend Victory Programs Dinnerfest 2017 and bid on the Red Sox package, which includes:

  • free parking
  • stepping up to the mound to throw out the first pitch
  • four State Street Pavilion Club seats to see the Boston Red Sox take on the Detroit Tigers
  • dinner for four at Sweet Cheeks after the game

This is a Red Sox lover’s dream come true! For tickets to Dinnerfest 2017, check out Victory Programs’ website.

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Volunteer at Pride 2017!

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Boston Pride is delighted to announce that volunteer registration is now open for 2017! Pride could not happen or be successful without the dedicated participation of community volunteers: as a small non-profit organization, Boston Pride would not be able to offer such a diverse series of events and programming, if it weren’t for the incredible commitment of our volunteers from year to year. In advance, we profusely thank all members of the community who choose to give back a couple hours of their time to support the entire LGBTQ community in Greater Boston.

Interested in joining the Boston Pride family as a volunteer? Click here to learn more…

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Seeking LGBTQ people with their animal companions for photoshoot!

animalloverWe’re seeking a diverse group of LGBTQ people around Greater Boston and their animal companions to take part in an upcoming Pride photoshoot. Interested? Email mafowler@bostonpride.org ASAP!

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Pride Guide deadlines extended to April 15th (reservation) and April 22nd (art submission)

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Boston Pride has extended its 2017 Pride Guide deadlines! Ad placements may be reserved through April 15th at 11:59pm, and art may be submitted until April 22nd at 11:59pm. Boston Pride thanks its current advertisers, who make it possible for our all-volunteer team to produce a premium, full-color, glossy magazine, distributed all over New England and internationally through its online version! Learn more about the Boston Pride Guide here…

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Statement on the passing of Gilbert Baker

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Gilbert Baker


Boston Pride mourns the loss of a great artist and dear friend, Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow Pride flag. Since its conception in 1978, this flag has embodied the diversity and beauty of our community, and our ongoing fight for equal rights. During the Boston Pride Parade on June 10th, as our community continues to march for inclusivity, equality, respect and awareness, we will proudly parade Gilbert’s flag throughout Boston, honoring his legacy and grassroots work in behalf of all LGBTQ people.

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Boston Price Announces 2017 Pride Parade Grand and Honorary Marshals

Left to Right: Kristen Porter, Grand Marshal; Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride; and Linda DeMarco, Vice President of Boston Pride

Left to Right: Kristen Porter, Grand Marshal; Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride; and Linda DeMarco, Vice President of Boston Pride

(Boston, MA) – March 24, 2017 – Boston Pride announces that the Grand Marshals and Honorary Marshals for the 47th Annual Boston Pride Parade are: Grand Marshal Kristen Porter, Honorary Marshals, awarded posthumously, the late Norman Hill, Dr. Judy Bradford and John Michael Gray. The marshals were announced at Boston Pride’s Spring Open House held last night after an online vote of the community.

 

“We are excited to announce the 2017 Pride Marshals, chosen by the community, who have done an amazing job over many decades to represent, to support and to benefit a wide spectrum of the LGBTQ community,” said Sylvain Bruni, Boston Pride President. “We look forward to having Kristen Porter lead the parade while also honoring the legacies of Norman Hill, Dr. Judy Bradford and John Michael Gray.”

 

The Boston Pride Parade is a march to celebrate and promote equal rights for the region’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. The Parade, that kicks off at noon from Copley Square on Saturday, June 10, is the premier event of Pride Week, which will be held June 2 to 11. As one of the biggest and most popular Pride Parades in the country, individuals and organizations from around New England will walk together to advocate for equality, respect and inclusivity.

 

Parade Chair Martha Plaza says that the 2017 Pride Theme will truly bring the community together during the parade.  “On June 10, we will march as a community that is ‘Stronger Together’ as our diverse community is represented in the parade, demonstrating that we will stand up for each other and continue to fight for civil rights for all.”

 

Grand Marshal

2017 Boston Pride Grand Marshal Kristen Porter

2017 Boston Pride Grand Marshal Kristen Porter

Kristen Porter, founder of Kristen Porter Presents Dyke Night®, is celebrating 20 years of serving the LGBTQ community. Kristen has donated her time and money to Dyke Night’s philanthropic mission to make the world better for the LGBTQ community by creating high quality inclusive events that support the community artistically, socially and philanthropically.

 

Honorary Marshals (Posthumous)

2017 Boston Pride Honorary Marshal Norman Hill

2017 Boston Pride Honorary Marshal Norman Hill

Norman Hill, former President of Gay Officers Action League New England, was Deputy Superintendent of the Boston Police Department and worked with then Police Commissioner William Bratton to initiate LGBTQ recruitment.

 

2017 Boston Pride Honorary Marshal Dr. Judy Bradford

2017 Boston Pride Honorary Marshal Dr. Judy Bradford

Dr. Judy Bradford, Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute from its inception in 2001, played a key role in building a framework for LGBTQ-focused research and teaching. Her work has improved the lives of those whose minority status often makes their needs unseen or disregarded.

 

2017 Boston Pride Honorary Marshal John Michael Gray

2017 Boston Pride Honorary Marshal John Michael Gray

John Michael Gray, half of the famous ‘Hat Sisters’, was a prominent Massachusetts LGBTQ community activist who helped raise money for causes ranging from AIDS healthcare to cancer research.

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2017 Boston Pride Community Fund: Boston Pride distributes over $20,000 to 16 organizations

Boston, MA – March 10, 2017>– Today, Boston Pride announced the recipients of the 2017 Boston Pride Community Fund that was established to provide grants to small nonprofits and other groups that support the LGBTQ community. Boston Pride convened an independent panel of community members who processed all the applications received at the end of 2016.

“It is our honor to announce the 2017 grant recipients of our Community Fund,” said Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride. “Reflecting this year’s Pride theme, Boston Pride is committed to building a community that is ‘Stronger Together’ and by supporting these community-based organizations we will all benefit from the tremendous work they do and their contributions to the LGBTQ community.”

The Boston Pride Community Fund was established by contributions received at last year’s Back Bay Block Party, Jamaica Plain Block Party and several other Pride events. It is Boston Pride’s vision to support the Community Fund annually by giving back funds raised to small nonprofit organizations and groups within the LGBTQ Community. These awards provide the opportunity to educate the entire community about the important work these organizations and groups are performing in service of the LGBTQ community.

2017 Boston Pride Community Fund recipients:

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Statement on the 2017 South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Boston, MA – March 8, 2017 – Boston Pride strongly condemns the exclusion of OUTVETS from the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Boston Pride had a positive experience representing the LGBT community as we marched in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2015 and 2016. Our contingent felt welcomed by the crowds and the neighborhood on those historic occasions. It was evident that the support for Boston Pride was sincere. However, due to our organization’s priorities and our focus on planning the many events during Boston Pride Week 2017, we have elected to not participate in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We invite everyone to be a part of Pride Week, which runs from June 2 to June 11, 2017.

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Save the date! Pride Spring Open House on March 23rd

pridespringopenhouse The annual Pride Spring Open House will be held on Thursday, March 23rd starting at 6:30pm, and the Boston Pride office, 12 Channel St #503, Boston, MA. During the event, the 2017 Marshals will be revealed and a series of announcements for Pride 2017 will be made. This event is free, but we ask that members of the community who wish to attend register. Food and beverages will be served.

Click here to reserve your free spot at the Pride Spring Open House…

For more info about the Pride Spring Open House, click here!

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