Focus Will Be on Issues Affecting the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC Community

Boston Pride announces that it is hosting a virtual forum for the six major candidates in the Boston Mayoral race on June 7th, 2021 at 7pm.  The candidate forum will be moderated by Sue O’Connell, political commentator and analyst for Boston Pride’s media partner, NBC10 Boston/NECN, the Boston NBC and Telemundo Stations, and a longtime journalist in the LGBTQIA+ community.

The candidates will each be given 15 minutes during a specific time slot to address the audience via a live webinar.  The speaking order will be determined at the beginning of the program through a random selection process. Audience members are invited to submit questions during the event.  The forum is an opportunity to learn about mayoral candidates’ positions on policies and issues facing the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC community.

The forum is part of the virtual programming presented by Boston Pride during this Pride season. Due to the pandemic, Boston Pride unfortunately had to cancel the in-person Pride Parade and Festival in June.

WHO: Boston Mayoral Candidates in alphabetical order:

  • John Barros
  • Andrea Campbell
  • Annissa Essaibi George
  • Kim Janey
  • Jon Santiago
  • Michelle Wu

Moderator:  Sue O’Connell, NBC10 Boston/NECN political commentator and analyst.

WHEN: Monday, June 7, 2021 7pm-8:45pm

WHERE: Via Zoom Webinar. Click here for registration. It will also be livestreamed on on, and