Boston Pride is inviting all members of the community toÂ its Fall Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30pm at the Boston Pride Office. At the event, the Pride committee will announce the winnersÂ of this yearâ€™s Parade prizes in the categories of Best Marching Group, Best Float, Best Youth Group, Best First Timer and Best Adaptation to the Theme, â€œLooking Back, Loving Forward.â€
Additionally, Titoâ€™s Vodka will present a $10,000 check to Boston Pride for the Boston Pride Community Fund, which supports grassroots LGBTQ organizations. This year, Boston Pride distributed a record amount from the Community Fund of over $46,000 to 24 grassroots organizations. Since 2016, Boston Pride has awarded almost $100,000 to 60 local grassroots organizations, supporting the mission of promoting social justice for the LGBTQ community. Pride sponsors helped to fund costs associated with the parade, festival and other free public events, and 10 percent of all sponsorships are dedicated to the Community Fund.
Boston Pride is currently planning for 2020 which will mark the 50th anniversary of Boston Pride.Â Members of the community are encouraged to attend the Fall Open House to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
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 lined with an estimated 1-million spectators.
Highlights of this yearâ€™s Pride Parade were the 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 which 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.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 6:30pm
Boston Pride board members
2019 Pride Parade Winners
Boston Pride Office
12 Channel Street, Suite 503