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2018 Pride Theme

The 2018 Boston Pride Theme is “Rainbow Resistance” as selected by the community. Thank you to all who voted or suggested themes this year!

Social media hashtags for 2018: #WickedProud and #RainbowResistance.

This theme is a call for every segment of our community to unite in the resistance against the oppression and backwards policies of the current administration in Washington, DC, the systemic threats to communities of color and trans people in our country, and the potential repeal of trans equality legislation in Massachusetts.


2018 Pride Theme Selection Process

  • Phase 1 – Community Nominations
    • In Phase 1, the community is invited to submit nominations for the next Pride Theme.
    • Phase 1 runs October 1-22.
    • Read the full announcement here.
    • THIS PHASE IS NOW CLOSED
  • Phase 2 – Slate Creation
    • In Phase 2, the Boston Pride Committee reviews the community suggestions and narrows down Pride Theme options to create a slate of 3 to 8 themes.
    • Phase 2 occurs on October 24.
    • THIS PHASE IS NOW CLOSED
  • Phase 3 – Community Vote
    • In Phase 3, the community is invited to vote online for their preferred Pride Theme, from the slate of Phase 2.
    • Phase 3 runs November 1-22.
    • The Pride Theme chosen by the community will be announced publicly on December 1.
    • THIS PHASE IS NOW COMPLETED

Past Pride themes:

2017      “Stronger Together
2016      “Solidarity Through Pride
2015      “45th Anniversary – #WickedProud”
2014      “Be Yourself, Change the World”
2013      “Moving Forward… Proud, Strong, United”
2012      “Celebrating 30 Years of the Worldwide Pride Movement”
2011      “Equality: No More, No Less”
2010      “Riots to Rights – Celebrating 40 Years of Progress”
2009      “Trans-forming our Community”
2008      “Sustaining Our Community, Conserving Our World”
2007      “Ask. Tell. Proud to Serve Our Community, Our Country, Our World.”
2006      “Pride not prejudice, Diversity not division.”
2005      “Pride in progress… What’s your fight?”
2004      “Equal Justice: Freedom to Marry”
2003      “Peace through Pride”
2002      “”
2001      “”
2000      “”
1999      “”
1998      “Retro Pride: Celebrate the Past; Create the Future”
1997      “Stand Out, Stand Up, Stand Together”
1996      “Pride Without Borders”
1995      “From Silence to Celebration”
1994      “A Global Celebration of Pride / 25th Anniversary of Pride”
1993      “A Family of Pride”
1992      “Pride Equals Power, a simple matter of Justice”
1991      “Together in Pride”
1990      “Proud of our Past, Looking to the Future”
1989      “A Generation of Pride”
1988      “Rightfully Proud”
1987      “Out for Good”
1986      “Forward Together”
1985      “”
1984      “”
1983      “”
1982      “It’s a Nice Day to Be Out”
1981      “If Not Now When… If Not You Who?”
1980      “All Our Voices, All our Visions”
1979      “”
1978      “We Are Everywhere and We Will Be Free”
1977      “Gay Pride: Celebration. Introspection.”
1976      “Gay Unity is Gay Strength”
1975      “”
1974      “”
1973      “”
1972      “”
1971      “”