Pride Weekend Kick Off By Boston Pride|2011-09-09T17:00:04-04:00June 8, 2011|Community|2 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsAppTumblrPinterestVkXingEmail About the Author: Boston Pride Related Posts Statement of Boston Pride Regarding The Guilty Verdict in the Officer Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Gallery Statement of Boston Pride Regarding The Guilty Verdict in the Officer Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Boston Pride Announces New Leadership Opportunities and Invitation for Community Involvement Gallery Boston Pride Announces New Leadership Opportunities and Invitation for Community Involvement Boston Pride Board Hires Dorrington & Saunders LLC as Diversity and Inclusion Consultants to Work on Organizational Transformation Gallery Boston Pride Board Hires Dorrington & Saunders LLC as Diversity and Inclusion Consultants to Work on Organizational Transformation #BlackLivesMatter Gallery #BlackLivesMatter 2 Comments ted curran June 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm - Reply Great job… Really enjoyed the parade… it was great to see so many taking part in it… Went to City Hall… and enjoy the music portion of the show on the stage, the segment/s between the 2 performers was not very entertaining… actually I was somewhat offended… not sure it was necessary.. and as the “acts” went along the crowd walked away… Was anyone there watching the crowd? I think we events such as Pride, the struggle still is focusing on the community in an upbeat way… and the “acts” were the types of things that show up on the evening news, showing Pride as a “show” and not showing other groups, organizations etc that are bettering our community….. I do understand planning something such as Pride can be a monster task and appreciate all you did for our community… Keri June 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm - Reply Ted- Thanks for your comment. Not sure what acts you’re specifically referring to, but regardless, we appreciate your feedback. Having been with Boston Pride for 13 years, I can say that the Festival runs best when its main goal is entertainment. We have had speakers in the past, and may do so in the future, but if you think people walked away during the smaller acts in between bands, then you should see the space clear out when we’ve had speakers and activists and thinkers on stage. The Festival just doesn’t work as a rally. We do produce and collaborate on other events during Pride Week (and year-round) with our non-profit colleagues, and of course recognize that as an important element to the Pride Movement. Thank you again and be well, Keri A. Aulita Deputy Director Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.