Voting is now open to select the 2018 Boston Pride Marshals! Click here to cast your vote. Boston Pride thanks the community members who submitted nominations of individuals and organizations for the honor of being 2018 Boston Pride Marshal. After review and vetting, the following candidates were selected for the community vote:
- Kris Turilli
- Freedom for All Massachusetts
- Imperial Court of Massachusetts
- James Valentine
- Jennifer Bonardi
- Jo Trigilio
- Julian Cyr
To learn more about each Marshal candidate, click here!
Voting will close on Wednesday, November 22nd, at 11:59pm. Results will be announced on Friday, December 1st.
Boston Pride announced today that reservations are now open for ad spaces in the 2018 edition of its official Boston Pride Guide. This will be the fourth volume of the Boston Pride Guide entirely produced and published in-house by the all-volunteer organization. Deadlines for ad space reservations and art submission are respectively April 1st, 2018 and April 15th, 2018. 25,000 copies of the print version of the Boston Pride Guide will be available in over 460 locations in New England. The online version of the Boston Pride Guide is read in 124 countries by over 40,000 readers.
For more information about the Boston Pride Guide, click here.
To book your 2018 ad in the Boston Pride Guide, click here.
Our thoughts and condolences are with all those impacted by last night’s horrific shooting in Las Vegas, including our friends at Las Vegas Pride.
Boston Pride is proud to announce that nominations for the 2018 Pride Marshals are now open. Members of the community are invited to submit candidate marshals online by Sunday, October 22nd at 11:59pm. Similarly to the selection of the annual Pride Theme, the choice of Boston Pride Marshals is entirely decided by the community. Boston Pride encourages the LGBTQ community to nominate its Pride Marshals, whether individuals or organizations, as well as to vote on their preferred representatives (from a pared-down selection of nominated candidates). The marshal nomination period will run October 1-22, and voting on the 2018 Pride Marshals will occur between November 1-22. The Pride Marshals selected by the community will be announced officially on December 1st, at which time applications for the Pride Parade and Festival will also be released.
To learn about past Pride Marshals, click here.
To suggest a Pride Theme for 2018, click here!
Boston Pride is delighted to announce that nominations for the 2018 Pride Theme are now open. Members of the community are invited to submit candidate themes online by Sunday, October 22nd at 11:59pm. Boston Pride continues its tradition of community engagement and decision-making in the selection of the Pride Theme. Each year, the LGBTQ community in the Greater Boston area is encouraged to suggest Pride Themes, and then to vote on their preferred theme (from a pared-down selection of themes). The theme suggestion period will run October 1-22, and voting on the 2018 Pride Theme will occur between November 1-22. The Pride Theme selected by the community will be announced officially on December 1st, at which time applications for the Pride Parade and Festival will also be released.
To learn about past Pride Themes, click here.
To suggest a Pride Theme for 2018, click here!
Boston Pride announced today that it is seeking proposals from qualified vendors for Digital Marketing activities for the year 2018. The full RFP can be downloaded here [PDF – 596KB]. Vendors are requested to submit their proposals by November 10th, 2017 (EST). Any update or additional information regarding this RFP will be posted online at bostonpride.org/rfp.
It is with great sadness that Boston Pride learned of the passing of Gordon Burns, a longtime Pride volunteer and Committee member. Gordon joined Boston Pride over 10 years ago to foster the engagement of LGBT older adults in the Pride celebration, and to ensure continued exchanges between the older and the younger generations of our community. Deeply engaged and active in our region, Gordon was a founding member of the Senior Pride Coalition, as well as a member of the Boston Prime Timers, the Boston Partnership for Older Adults, the Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, and OLLI Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. His joyfulness and willingness to help everyone will be dearly missed. Boston Pride sends its heartfelt condolences to Gordon’s longtime husband Don, his family and friends.
Edith “Edie” Windsor, a hero of the fight for marriage equality, lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that bears her name, passed away today. Boston Pride sends its heartfelt condolences to her wife Judith, her family and her friends. We recognize today the groundbreaking contributions Edie made to our community through her activism over the years. The “Windsor decision,” which was handed down in 2013 by the US Supreme Court, ensured the federal recognition of same-sex marriages performed in 13 states and in the District of Columbia.
Boston Pride is delighted to announce that our 2017 Fall Open House will be held on October 19th at the Pride office in the Seaport District. Click here for more information and to reserve a free ticket!
Boston Pride learned with great sadness of the passing of EMS Captain Robert “Sarge” Haley, a friend and supporter of Pride and of our community. Captain Haley, who was instrumental in the emergency response during the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, was a familiar figure on the grounds of the Boston Pride Parade for many years. Throughout the years, Captain Haley worked closely with the Parade team and the leadership at Boston Pride to ensure the safety and security of all guests and participants in Pride events. His smile, helpfulness and wisdom will be sorely missed. Boston Pride sends its heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone at Boston EMS.