Latest Pride News
- Boston Price Announces 2017 Pride Parade Grand and Honorary Marshals
- 2017 Boston Pride Community Fund: Boston Pride distributes over $20,000 to 16 organizations
- Statement on the 2017 South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- Save the date! Pride Spring Open House on March 23rd
- Vote now for your 2017 Boston Pride Marshals!
Are you an avid traveler? Wondering where to go next? Then today’s spotlight is right for you. In her article “Sites Unseen,” LoAnn Halden uncovers three unexpected LGBT-friendly destinations: Cape Town (South Africa), Japan, and St. Petersburgh, FL. Discover what makes these places special for our community… enjoy!
Today’s spotlight is on Boston Pride’s programming that exemplifies this year’s Pride theme of “Solidarity Through Pride.” First, we encourage you to read about the Community Forum on Intersectionality held in March, which created a space for educating our community and sharing experiences related to intersectional identities in the LGBT community. Then, we invite you to discover Boston Pride’s Community Fund program, which awarded financial support to eleven organizations in our community.
Today, Boston Pride invites you to travel to Europe and discover our sister Pride celebration: “Athens Pride 2016.” Andrea Gilbert, organizer of the Pride parade and rally in the Greek capital, describes how this year’s festivities will focus on supporting the trans and gender-non-conforming members of the community. Happy reading!
In today’s spotlight: Diane Tomaz’ touching article “Consider Adoption,” from the 2016 Boston Pride Guide. Hundreds of children and youths in Massachusetts are in foster care, waiting to be adopted. As Tomaz’ piece describes, they simply want to grow in a safe place, and don’t care for their parent’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Discover how you too can brighten the lives of children like Veronica and Ryan.
“[The Boston Pride] parade is the tangible demonstration of what happens when we turn away from darkness and division and turn toward our best selves. When we turn toward each other. It shows us what this nation looks like when we are at our best. Inclusive, strong, united, optimistic, and proud.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren
These powerful words were spoken by our beloved Massachusetts Senator on the floor of the Senate this week, during the filibuster organized by Senate Democrats to force a discussion and vote on sensible measures for gun control, following the tragedy at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.
We invite you today to explore what it means to be intersex, through Kimberly Zieselman’s article “An I Opener.” Despite representing two percent of the population, the intersex community has remained the target of pathologization, and unnecessary “corrective” surgeries are still widespread. But non-profit organizations are fighting back.