Boston Pride today announced that NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and necn is returning for the third year as the official broadcast partner of Pride programming and events during “Boston Pride Week 2019,” which will be held from May 31 to June 11. To celebrate the weeklong celebration reflecting this year’s pride theme, “Looking Back, Loving Forward,” NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and necn will air special programming, participate in Pride events and report on the latest news about Boston Pride Week. They will also be visible in the Pride Parade on June 8 with the station’s Weather Warrior, Storm Ranger, Weather Chaser, a float with employee marching group including Christa Delcamp, Shannon Mulaire, Phil Lipof, Latoyia Edwards, JC Monahan, Latoyia Edwards and more. All three stations will have digital photo booths at the Pride Festival on City Hall Plaza where visitors can snap a photo or a selfie.
“As we approach our third year as the exclusive broadcast partner for Boston Pride, the impact and importance of the partnership is clear, “said Mike St. Peter, President and General Manager of NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and necn. “Our stations, along with our entire staff, are committed to providing special coverage and support of the many historic and community events throughout Pride Week.”
“As we approach our third year as the exclusive broadcast partner for Boston Pride, the impact and importance of the partnership is clear. NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and necn, together with our entire staff, are committed to providing special coverage and support of the many community events throughout Pride Week,” said Mike St. Peter, President and General Manager of NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and necn.
All three stations will conduct special coverage throughout Pride week, including the kick-off ceremony at City Hall Plaza for the Pride Flag Raising, a half-hour highlight special, “Celebrating Boston Pride” airing Saturday, June 8 at 7:15pm, after The Belmont Stakes on NBC, appearances on other shows including “The Take” hosted by Sue O’Connell on necn and presence in the station’s social media and website.
The 2019 Boston Pride theme, “Looking Back, Loving Forward,” represents the recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and is meant to encourage the community to reflect on the many challenges and incredible victories of the LGBTQ+ community during that time.
“It means a lot to the LGBTQ community to continue the partnership with NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and necn. Since 2017, our relationship with the television stations has grown as we all work together to tell our stories to a wider audience,” said Linda DeMarco, President of Boston Pride. “This year is truly special as we recognize the accomplishments in the community since the Stonewall Inn uprising in 1969, and as Boston Pride prepares for our own 50th anniversary in 2020. NBC10 Boston will be a huge asset in helping us communicate the importance of these milestones.”
Boston Pride Week 2019 kicks-off with the Pride flag raising on City Hall Plaza Friday, May 31st at 12pm and continue with events throughout the week including the annual Boston Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 8th, the Pride Block Parties on Sunday June 9thin the Back Bay and Jamaica Plain and Pride Night at Fenway Park on June 11th.
Boston Pride, an all-volunteer organization, has worked for 49 years to produce and support programming that includes the entire spectrum of the local LGBTQ community. Its flagship program, Boston Pride Week, includes large scale events like the annual Pride Parade and Festival, the largest annual public event in New England. Boston Pride also organizes a multitude of events specifically for youth, seniors, communities of color (with Black Pride and Latinx Pride) and more. Boston Pride is the publisher of the Boston Pride Guide, a premium and free community magazine, as well as the funder of the Community Fund, a grant-based program that financially supports grassroots organization in our community.
About Boston Pride
Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections. Pride Week 2019 will be held Friday, May 31 and continues through Tuesday, June 11.
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