We’re #WickedProud to announce the publication of the 2018 Boston Pride Guide, Boston Pride’s official annual magazine!
Since 2015 the Pride Guide has been produced entirely in-house by a passionate and dedicated team of volunteer editors and over 100 contributors from Greater Boston to Indonesia.
In its fourth year, the Pride Guide continues to offer useful, straight-from-the-source information on Boston Pride events and programs as well as over 20 articles on a wide range of topics of direct relevance to our diverse LGBTQ community. For example, readers can learn about the difficulties of identifying trans housing discrimination in the Bay State and what one group is doing about it; why gun control is a queer issue; and the efforts of a former Boston Pride volunteer to restore marriage equality in his home country of Bermuda. With this content, the Pride Guide aims to educate and to inspire action in our community.
From the bold expression of intersectional solidarity on its cover, to the diverse, volunteer-written, issue-driven stories it contains, the Boston Pride Guide truly embodies our 2018 community-selected theme Rainbow Resistance.
You may access the digital version of the Guide by clicking here. Printed copies of the Guide are currently being distributed to over 500 locations around New England and will be available at major Boston Pride events. To find a drop location near you, visit bostonpride.org/guide.
Happy Reading and Happy Pride!
The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ Youth (BAGLY) and Boston Pride are calling on all community members to come out this Saturday, May 19th for the 24th annual Massachusetts Youth Pride celebration. LGBTQ youth are invited to enjoy a community festival from 11am to 4pm on Boston City Hall Plaza, and to march in the annual youth Pride parade starting at 12noon. Adults are invited to come support and cheer on our youth during the parade through the streets of Boston. Best public transportation options include T-stops at Government Center, State Street, and Park Street. For more information, click here and learn about the event!
Boston Pride is pleased to announce that special Pride 2018 rates have been negotiated with several great hotels in Greater Boston. Thanks to our partnership with Marriott – Starwood, you can enjoy discounts at these six properties: the brand new AC Hotel Boston Downtown, the boutique Courtyard Boston Downtown, the Westin Copley Place Boston, the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, the Boston Marriott Quincy, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Boston Cambridge. Starting at $159/night, these special rates will expire soon, so book now! Boston Pride is also delighted to welcome the newly built Yotel and the Boxer to our family of hospitality partners. For more information, click here and view our various offers.
As Boston Pride gears up for the upcoming 2018 Pride season, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our 2017 Pride Pageant Court as their reign has come to an end. The Pride Pageant is restructuring this year. We look forward to a competitive 2019 Pageant which will showcase the talent for which Boston is known.
Show off your Pride in 2018 with official Boston Pride merchandise! Rainbow Resistance and Boston Pride gear is now available for purchase online from our partner We The People, a queer-owned and managed clothing company that has been supporting the Pride movement all over the United States since 1984. A portion of the proceeds benefits the programs of Boston Pride. Don’t wait! Get your style now in time for Pride Week 2018, June 1-10.
Click here to get your 2018 Pride gear now!
Join dozens of participants as we make a new Boston Pride tradition, with the second annual High Heel Dash for Charity on Saturday, June 2, on Union St. Each participant’s entry fee will go the Boston Pride Community Fund, which is aimed at financially supporting small, grassroots organizations in our community through annual grants. Past recipients of the Community Fund have used their grants to organize seminars for trans and youth audiences, to conduct health outreach to communities of color, or to enable projects for queer singers or grassroots activists. The High Heel Dash for Charity will help Boston Pride raise more funds, to empower more community members.
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Click here to learn about rules and prizes for this event…
Volunteer registration for the 2018 Boston Pride Week celebration is now open online. Boston Pride drives change and progress in society by embracing our community’s diverse history, culture, and identities, promoting community engagement and inclusivity, and striving for visibility and respect in unity. Being a volunteer with Boston Pride means making a difference today and every day, all while having a great time with the team! Please consider volunteering during Boston Pride Week 2018 (June 1st – June 10th) – click here to see the various opportunities in 2018.
At its annual Spring Open House on Thursday, March 29, Boston Pride announced the recipients of its 2018 Community Fund grants. Since 2016, Boston Pride has awarded over $50,000 to 35 grassroots organizations in our community. Serving our community at a diversity of intersections, the 2018 Boston Pride Community Fund recipients are:
For more information about the Boston Pride Community Fund and past recipients, click here.
Boston Pride is excited to share the schedule of Latinx Pride events for spring 2018. In partnership with Wicked Queer, Boston’s LGBT Film Festival, six Latinx movie screenings will be held as part of the 34th edition of the Film Festival. Starting on Friday, March 30, the screenings will feature a wide spectrum of Latinx stories:
- Bixa Travesty follows Linn da Quebrada, a black trans woman who is a pop performer from impoverished periurban São Paulo;
- En Algún Lugar is a love story between two young men, Abel & Diego, set against the background of a broken U.S. immigration system;
- Latinx Shorts: a series of short films;
- Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta) follows Pedro, who earns a living in chat rooms as he transforms himself into NeonBoy in front of the webcam;
- Public Intimacy (Intimidade Pública) includes four stories that deal with urgent and profound themes, like homophobia, prostitution, transsexuality, and madness;
- Shorts Spotlight: Brasil: a selection of shorts from Brasil.
The Boston Latinx Pride celebration will conclude with a Dragapalooza Paint Party & Latinx Drag Show hosted by the Imperial Court of Massachusetts on April 15, an event to benefit Latinx Pride programming.
For more information and a detailed calendar of events, click here!
In addition to these local events, Boston Latinx Pride seeks to encourage ongoing solidarity with our fellow community members in Puerto Rico. While it has been months since Hurricane Maria devastated the island, federal agency support is dwindling and many areas are still awaiting the restoration of electricity and access to clean water. In light of the continued dire situation, Boston Pride is extending its fundraising campaign to assist the queer community in Puerto Rico. Donations are still accepted to benefit Waves Ahead, a Puerto Rico-based LGBT organization that is providing on-the-ground relief. For more information and to contribute to the recovery efforts, please click here.
Due to high volume of recent inquiries about advertising opportunities in the Boston Pride Guide, we are extending the booking period until Sunday, April 15 at 11:59pm. This extension is final, so don’t miss out on your chance to have your products and services featured in the official magazine of Boston Pride. Click here to book your ad now. With 25,000 print copies freely available at 460+ locations in New England, and a digital format read in 131 countries around the world, the Boston Pride Guide is the premier, issue-based community publication, and the authoritative source on all Boston Pride events. Don’t wait, book now!