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Boston Pride celebrates Bermuda’s Supreme Court Decision to Allow Marriage Equality

Boston Pride is celebrating the decision made today by Bermuda’s Supreme Court, which upheld a constitutional challenge against the territory’s Domestic Partnership Act, which had rescinded residents’ right to marry. The challenge was offered by a former member of the Boston Pride Committee, Roderick Ferguson, who described why he took on this legal challenge in this year’s Boston Pride Guide.

“We are so pleased for Rod and for the members of the LGBTQ community living in Bermuda,” said Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride. “It is especially gratifying to see this decision come down during Pride Week here in Boston. Boston provided Rod an experience of living out and proud, and we’re glad to see that he was inspired by the community here to fight for his rights in his native Bermuda.”

The ruling, which will allow same-sex couples to marry again in Bermuda, will not go into effect immediately, but will resume in six weeks’ time.

To read more about Rod Ferguson’s story, please visit: https://issuu.com/bostonpride/docs/bpg18/158.

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2018 Boston Pride Parade Lineup Announced!

Boston Pride is delighted to announce the marching order for the 48th Annual Boston Pride Parade. Click here to download the 2018 parade lineup. Parade registration for organized groups is now closed. See you all on Saturday morning!

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Program for Wednesday, June 6

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Wednesday, June 6
5-9pm
[email protected]
Family Dinner @ CPK
California Pizza Kitchen Prudential (800 Boylston St, Boston, MA)
Mention “Boston Pride” and 20% of your check will be donated back to Pride programming!
6-9pm
[email protected]
PRIDE Beer Garden Takeover at the Samuel Adams Brewery
Sam Adams Brewery (30 Germania St, Boston, MA)
Parts of the proceeds benefit Boston Pride programming!
> Get your tickets now
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Program for Tuesday, June 5

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Tuesday, June 5
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
[email protected]
Paradise Pride
Paradise Cambridge (180 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA)
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Statement from Boston Pride regarding the Masterpiece Cakes ruling by the Supreme Court

(Boston, MA) – June 4, 2018 – Today’s Supreme Court decision demonstrates the discrimination still facing the LGBTQ community. The Court’s decision focused on the impact of a specific Colorado anti-discrimination law on the first amendment rights of the baker involved, not on the broader issue of refusing service to LGBTQ customers. Community visibility remains imperative, which is why Boston Pride continues to work hard every year to put on events for the LGBTQ community, and to provide a platform for organizations and causes supporting the community. Across the country LGBTQ rights are being threatened, including right here in Massachusetts, where there is a question on November’s ballot that if passed, will repeal the public accommodations law protecting transgender rights. Tonight at 6pm, in partnership with Freedom for All Massachusetts, we are presenting a public forum at District Hall. We look forward to the discussion which will help the community gear up to fight the referendum.

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Make it Manchester and experience Pride in the UK

Nick Brooks-Sykes – Director of Tourism at Marketing Manchester

You may have heard of Manchester, UK before – whether it’s from our football teams, our music, or our local heroes like Alan Turing or Emmeline Pankhurst, we’ve been shaping ideas around the world for centuries. However, something you may not have heard about Manchester is that we have one of the biggest and most outspoken LGBT+ communities in Europe, and we’re a thriving hub of LGBT+ culture.

Take Manchester Pride Festival, which is a standout example of the city at its best. Taking place every August in the heart of Manchester’s City centre, the award-winning four-day event celebrates every aspect of LGBT+ life whilst simultaneously tackling important issues affecting the community in our region and around the world.

And whilst Manchester Pride is the go-to event of the year and an excellent reason to visit, there are many more reasons to take a trip to Manchester and catch our LGBT+ culture year-round!

Art festivals such as Queer Contact (February); tribe-specific events like Sugar and Spice (March); The Great British Bear Bash (April); and Sparkle Festival (July) – the world’s largest free event for the trans community; are a few of the many events happening across our diverse region every year. There are plenty of events to discover in the more low-key Greater Manchester boroughs too, with Pride festivals in Bury, Bolton and Salford, to name a few.

Then of course nationally the UK is one of the most welcoming and progressive countries in the world for LGBT+ rights, as highlighted by VisitBritain in their recent Love Is Great campaign.

But whilst many visit the city for its strong LGBT+ offering, Manchester has so much more for a perfect city break. The city is currently experiencing a cultural awakening; with recent openings like the award-winning Whitworth Art Gallery, theatre and arts centre, and the world-leading Manchester International Festival (which returns next summer), all adding to the already bursting cultural scene in the city.

We’re also changing quicker than any other city in the UK; a property and investment boom has brought major changes to governance and infrastructure, including a new Mayor with new political powers. Today young people are flocking to the city to take advantage of its thriving economy, unrivalled student experience and smart jobs which, in turn, is helping the city to gain accolades as the UK’s most liveable and vibrant city.

It’s difficult to keep track of bar and restaurant openings and I would be here all day if I tried to list them; there are countless new hotel openings to keep up with tourist demand; new festivals and events have emerged to cater for the culture-hungry demographic; and investment in sport has made Manchester one of the most sporty and fittest cities in the UK.

And then lastly, if all this isn’t enough to win you over, thanks to our central location and growing international airport Manchester is the global gateway to the North of England. If you’re looking for classic rolling English countryside, quaint rural cottages or smaller cities with a real party atmosphere, Manchester’s the place to start your trip.

With easy connections to the North of England and destinations like Liverpool, York and historic Chester on our doorstep, our connectivity means you can easily explore more of the North of England on your visit, and even get to London or Edinburgh within 3 hours by train!
So if it’s been a while since you last visited Manchester, or if you’ve never been before, now is the time. See you soon!

visitmanchester.com/pride

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Program for Monday, June 4

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Monday, June 4
6-9pm
Flagship Event
Political Forum
District Hall (75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA)
6-9pm OPEN: Out Professional Executive Networking Event
Red Lantern (39 Stanhope St, Boston, MA)
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Program for Sunday, June 3

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Sunday, June 3
10am AIDS Walk Boston
Boston Common (Boston, MA)
11am-2pm
NEW
Brunch of Queens – A drag brunch
The Bell in Hand Tavern (45 Union St, Boston, MA)
3-7pm The Silver Party
The Annual “LGBT Senior Pride Coalition” Dinner Dance
Holiday Inn (1200 Beacon St, Brookline, MA)
3-4:45pm
Pride Arts
Screening: A Fantastic Woman
MFA – Auditorium 161 (465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA)
> Get your tickets now
5:30-9pm
[email protected]
Bears and Cubs Boston Harbor Cruise
Bay State Cruise Company (200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA)
> Get your tickets now
6pm Pride Remembrance Memorial
Garden of Peace (100 Cambridge St, Boston, MA)
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Program for Saturday, June 2

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Saturday, June 2
11:30am
Flagship Event
High Heel Dash for Charity
Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Boston, MA)
>>Register to participate now
12noon-5pm
Flagship Event
Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall
Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Boston, MA)
5pm
[email protected]
After Party At The Bell In Hand
The Bell In Hand Tavern (45 Union St, Boston, MA)
7:30pm
Flagship Event
Pride Sports
Pride Night @ The Revolution
Gillette Stadium (1 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA)
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Boston Pride Week 2018 Starts Today: Program for Friday, June 1

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Friday, June 1
12pm
Flagship Event
Flag Raising Ceremony
City Hall Plaza (Boston, MA)
7:30pm
[email protected]
NEW
Family Movie Night: Ferdinand
Boston Common (Boston, MA)
Movie starts at sundown.
9pm
[email protected]
NEW
Super GQB: Pride Edition
Hong Kong Cambridge (1238 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA)
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