*Note: An LGBT contingent will be marching in the Peace Parade, we encourage you to attend, and march along with representatives from Boston Pride.” 

Boston Pride Supports St. Patrick’s Day Peace Parade

Boston, Mass., March 15, 2012 – Boston Pride is supporting this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Peace Parade, which will be held on Sunday, March 18th.  The St. Patrick’s Day Peace Parade is organized by the Smedley D. Butler Brigade, a Boston-area chapter of Veterans for Peace, and focuses on peace, equality, jobs, social and economic justice issues.

“We are proud to be supporting the Smedley D. Butler Brigade Veterans for Peace in their effort to highlight important social and economic justice issues,” said Linda DeMarco, president of Boston Pride.  “As one of New England’s largest Pride organizations, we understand better than most why it is important to be as inclusive of as many voices and viewpoints as possible during times of celebration.”

The St. Patrick’s Peace Parade will begin at 2 pm at the corner of D Street and West Broadway in South Boston and will conclude at the Andrews T Station.  More information on the parade can be found at http://smedleyvfp.org/.

“All Bostonians take great pride in the regional celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day, which celebrates the heritage and traditions of people who spent years oppressed by others,” said DeMarco.  “It seems like the perfect time to highlight the many diverse voices Boston has, and especially to focus on the economic and social challenges that many across our region still face every day.”