In the face of all the negativity and hate that queer individuals â€“ and especially those living at the intersectional margins of our society â€“ are experiencing in the current political climate,â€‹ for 2017â€‹’s volume we sought an image that would boldly reaffirm that most fundamental of truths: love is love. To realize such an image, we enlisted the creative talents of award-winning Cambridge-based illustrator, filmmaker, and visual journalist Louisa Bertman.
At this year’s Pride Guide Release Party, we also screened a moving animated film that Louisa Bertman made as an accompaniment to Greg Holden’sâ€‹ songâ€‹ “Boys in the Street”, since its theme gets to the heart of Pride and expounds on the significance of this year’s cover: that public displays of queer love, in all their diversity and beauty, are powerful, even political.
The film resonated deeply with many of our attendees, whoâ€‹â€‹ â€‹approached usâ€‹ at the conclusion of the evening’s programâ€‹ â€‹to ask that we make the film available on our website for wider viewing. â€‹In response to these requests, please find the film below.
â€‹To read the digital version of the 2017 Boston Pride Guide, or to find a printed copy near you, please visit www.bostonpride.org/guide.