Boston 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.
We 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.
Last year, Boston Pride launched its first-ever community survey to accomplish two goals: improve our service to the community and gather feedback on new ideas for Pride events. We’re back again this year and still need your help, so please take a moment to give us a hand! The survey takes less than 5 minutes, and you could win great prizes like VIP Pride Passes, museum and Red Sox tickets, Fast Ferry passes to Ptown and more! Fill out the survey now!
Join us in New York City on March 12th and 13th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center for the Original LGBT Expo! Now in its 24th year, the Original LGBT Expo is the largest and longest-running LGBT convention in the world celebrating diversity in business, education, politics, the arts, health, technology, media, travel, and non-profit sectors. The event features over 300 exhibiting companies and organizations, many of which are LGBT owned and operated, an engaging seminar series, live entertainment stage, an LGBT film series, and much more! For more information and to purchase tickets for the Expo, please visit their official website.
Do you want to participate in this year’s Boston Pride Parade and Festival? Register soon to take advantage of our special early bird pricing before fees go up on March 1st! Remember, these are “rain or shine” events, and the Festival sold out very early last year, so don’t delay! Click here to register for the Parade and here to register for the Festival.
Have you reserved advertising space in the 2016 Boston Pride Guide? Do it by April 1st to join other companies and organizations, and support Boston’s LGBT community! Regular ads are unlimited, but premium spots sold out last year. Reserve your spot today and show everyone how #WickedProud you really are!
Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend for our fabulous Valentine’s Youth Dance at Make Shift! It was a fantastic night of dancing, contests, prizes, and music. We can’t wait to see everyone again next year. Special thanks to our Youth team and volunteers, and to DJs Mixtress and Natural Vybez.
Boston Pride is delighted to unveil the calendar of events for Black Pride 2016, a weekend of events commemorating Black History Month. The seven events, held between February 11th and 15th, are produced in partnership with If You Can Feel It, You Can Speak It, The Laussquared Entertainment, GLAD, Lesbian Of Color Symposium (LOCS) Collective, New England Professional Queer WoMen of Color (PQWOC), and Island Pride. Click on the banner to see the full calendar of events!
Every June, Boston Pride Week celebrates our diverse community and the people and groups that work so hard to support it. Do you know someone who goes the extra mile for acceptance, inclusion, and other LGBT causes? Nominate them to serve as Marshal in the 2016 Boston Pride celebration! And while you’re making your recommendation, take a moment to nominate someone as Honorary Marshal, which is a distinction given posthumously to a late member of the LGBT community for their extraordinary contributions. Nominations will be accepted from now until Friday, January 29 at 11:59 PM.
Click here to submit your nomination.