Boston Pride announced today that reservations are now open for ad spaces in the 2019 edition of its official Boston Pride Guide. This will be the fifth volume of the Guide entirely produced and published in-house by the all-volunteer organization. Deadlines for ad space reservations and art submission are respectively April 1st, 2019 and April 15th, 2019. Following feedback from our readership, an increased print run of 30,000 copies (from 25,000) of the Boston Pride Guide will be available at over 550 locations in New England. The online version of the Boston Pride Guide is read in 135 countries by over 61,000 readers. Boston Pride is offering its advertisers new premium placements in 2019, as well as opportunities for inserting promotional items in the magazine. The 2019 Boston Pride Guide will be released on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019.
For more information about the Boston Pride Guide, click here.
To book your 2019 ad in the Boston Pride Guide, click here.
Interested in contributing to the Boston Pride Guide? Have a story worth broadcasting to our community? Then submit your idea to the Guide’s editorial team! Click here to submit your story now. Our team prides itself in covering themes and topics seldom published by news organizations. This is a great opportunity to ensure community-wide awareness on a variety of issues relevant to LGBTQ populations. For examples of past stories published in the Boston Pride Guide, visit our collection of past issues here.
Support our community in the Merrimack Valley
Local Pride organizations encourage donations to the Lawrence Emergency Fund
Boston, MA – September 18, 2018 – Boston Pride, Worcester Pride, Northampton Pride and the newly-formed North Worcester County (NoWoCo) Pride are jointly calling for donations to the Lawrence Emergency Fund (http://www.eccf.org/lawrenceemergencyfund) to support relief efforts in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, following the devastating gas explosions and fires in the region last week. The Fund was established by Governor Charlie Baker and 21 state and local government officials as well as nonprofit leaders, and is managed by the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF). Donations are fully tax-deductible, and will support a series of efforts in the local Merrimack Valley. For more information, click here and review the statement from ECCF. We thank you in advance for your donation.
You are invited! Boston Pride has announced the dates of its Committee meetings in the fall. Check out the schedule of meetings here, and join us to learn about all the open positions available. You don’t need to be an expert at event planning! All skills welcome as we gear up for Pride 2019. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, starting at 6:30pm at the Boston Pride office, 12 Channel St #503, Boston, MA. Join us to discover the various opportunities for involvement with our organization.
September 16th marks just 50 short days until Election Day. The “Yes on 3” campaign to protect trans rights in Massachusetts, of which Boston Pride is a coalition member, invites you to join a massive rally in Copley Square tomorrow. The event starts at 10am and will feature Congressman Joe Kennedy as guest speaker. For more info, click here.
Help protect the rights of transgender people in Massachusetts and sign up to join Freedom For All Massachusetts in Quincy on September 22 and 23 for the Yes on 3 Weekend of Action! We need to talk to thousands of voters about why non-discrimination protections for our transgender friends and neighbors are important and must be defended. That’s why Boston Pride is determined to have 40+ volunteers join forces with Freedom For All Massachusetts to speak directly with voters! All are welcome and everyone is needed. We will be meeting with Freedom For All’s field team to canvas in Quincy, on Saturday, September 22, and on Sunday, September 23, at 10am at Christ Church Episcopal (12 Quincy Ave, Quincy, MA 02169).
Please click here to register to volunteer, and mention that you heard about the action from the Boston Pride website!
New York City will be hosting the 2019 edition of World Pride, to coincide with the Stonewall 50 celebration, next summer. Boston Pride will partake in the celebration, including marching in the World Pride Parade and tabling at the World Pride Festival, among many other events. We are putting together an organizing team for this series of events as well as to produce World Pride and Stonewall 50 events in the Boston area. Interested in joining the team? Contact Tina for more info! Want more information about World Pride 2019 events? Check out their website here.
The Board of Directors of Boston Pride will attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting of InterPride, the international association of Pride organizers, held this October in Saskatoon, SK (Canada). Hosted by the Saskatoon Pride Festival team, this year’s AGM will include both general organizational business, as well as networking and educational sessions. This international conference is the occasion for Boston Pride to share its best practices with other Pride committees around the world, as well as to learn from others. Boston Pride is a founding member of InterPride, which was created in Boston in 1982.
Boston Pride is delighted to announce that our 2018 Fall Open House will be held on October 16th, starting at 6:30pm at the Boston Pride office, 12 Channel St #503, Boston, MA. This event will include the reveal of the 2018 Boston Pride Parade awards and more! Check back regularly online as the program grows.