â€œWe are grateful for the support for Boston Prideâ€™s Community Fund and especially to Titoâ€™s Vodka who is donating $10,000,â€ said Linda DeMarco, Boston Pride President.Â â€œThe Boston Pride Community Fund provides grants to small grassroots LGBTQ groups that may not have any other financial assistance.â€
Applications for Boston Prideâ€™s Community Fund will be open on November 1 â€“ December 31, 2019. Information is on Boston Pride website: https://www.bostonpride.org/fund/
The 49th Boston Pride Parade and Festival held this past June set new records with the parade consisting of a record-breaking 431 contingents and over 50,000 marchers who marched along the 2.27-mile route from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza. An estimated one million spectators attended the parade.Â
Highlights of this yearâ€™s Pride Parade included two large flags – the Unity Flag, a patchwork quilt flag that represents intersectionality and unity in the LGBTQ community and the River of Pride Flag, a quarter-mile long rainbow flag that ended the Pride Parade.
Boston Prideâ€™s Official Broadcast Partner NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN helped spread awareness of Pride Week through special programming, news stories, live coverage and interviews, moderating events.
Boston Pride is currently planning for 2020, which will mark the 50th anniversary of Boston Pride.Â