It is with sadness and emotion that Boston Pride learned of the passing of beloved Boston Mayor Kevin H. White. Mayor White was a progressive political force whose work to support diversity enabled women, African-Americans, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to be better represented and more involved in Bostonâ€™s political system. Mayor Whiteâ€™s fervent support of the LGBT community is best exemplified by his signing a pioneering Proclamation declaring the week of August 28th to September 5th, 1982, â€œGay Athletic Games Weekâ€ in the city of Boston (photo), in recognition of the first Gay Games held in San Francisco at the time. Mayor White transformed Boston, through a period of transition, into the world class city it is today. Boston Pride sends its condolences and heartfelt thoughts to his family.