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Boston Pride

NEWSLETTER - Vol. 4 No. 10
Show Your Pride!

Dear friends of Pride,

Boston Pride 2009 is here! Events have been going on all week, but it all culminates Saturday, June 13, with one of the biggest parades Boston Pride has ever put on. But it's not over till it's over—Pride Week will draw to a close Sunday, June 14th, with our two signature block parties followed by the Boston Pride Closing Party at Underbar!

All we need now is YOU. We need your voices, your energy and your activism. Our 2009 theme is "Trans-forming our Community." We’re working together for change, supporting and advocating for our transgender families, friends and colleagues.

Our community needs us all to step up and make a difference, to get out and create change, to raise our voices in the name of equality, dignity, and progress.

Join us. And HAPPY PRIDE!

The Boston Pride Committee

. Congratulations to 2009 Pride Idol winner Karen Grenier!
. Congratulations to our King and Queen of Boston Pride 2009 Rocky Graziano and Raquel Blake!
. Guerrilla Queer Bar take-over tonight at Tequila Rain!
. Drink special: mimosas and champagne available at Stuart Street Block Party on Sunday!

Get your official Pride gear now!

39th Annual Boston Pride Parade!

Boston Pride Parade

Join over 150 participating groups and over half a million visitors as we step off the biggest Pride Parade in New England at 12pm on Saturday, June 13! We've got politicians, arts groups, non-profits, corporations, individuals and more [linkto: http://www.bostonpride.org/parade.php]! The best part? We're giving out awards! We'll announce Best Float, Best Marching Group, and Best Adaptation of our Theme: Trans-forming Our Community at the Festival!

Boston Pride Parade
Boston Pride Festival - Tomorrow!

Come join thousands of participants at the 2009 Boston Pride Festival, June 13th, at Boston City Hall Plaza, starting at 12noon and finishing by 6pm.

Meet our Entertainers

Boston Pride is proud to welcome many international and local artists to the Festival. We welcome Taylor Dayne who will be performing on stage as our headliner, along with three main acts: singer Brian Kent, and comedians Marga Gomez and Ian Harvie. Additional entertainment will include local entertainer Danielle Lessard, as-seen-on-Logo artists Ariel Aparicio and Magdalen Hsu-Li, and, back by popular demand, singer Lori Michaels! Also returning to Boston for one day, the legendary Miss. Coco Lopez!

Then Meet Them In Person - At the Pride Celebrity Garden!

Come and enjoy a beer, a glass of wine or a beverage in the mezzanine level of City Hall while meeting and getting autographs of all of the festival artists plus see all of the action of the Festival from a birds eye view!

Pride Celebrity Garden
21+, $5 entrance donation, 2 to 6 p.m.

This is the only place for meeting and greeting all of the stars of Boston Pride Festival!

Cycle for Pride!

What's HOTTER and more fun than a bunch of guys and gals sweating it up in spandex to smoking hot dance tunes?! Not much!

Come participate in the 1st ever "Cycle for Pride" Cycle-A-Thon on Saturday, June 13th from 2 - 6pm at the Boston Pride Festival and help raise both awareness and much-needed revenue for Boston Pride.

Cycle for Pride!

CycleEssence is an indoor cycling studio located in northern RI near the MA border and this year they are coming to Boston for the Pride Festival with fabulous, high quality indoor cycling bikes and a fundraising program for Boston Pride! Visit our website to find out how it works!

Official Boston Pride Party on Saturday!

EPIC Pride Main Event

Boston Pride Main Event
Keep the Party Going with Pride's Signature Block Parties (Sunday, June 14th)

JP Block Party
[more info]

June 14, 12 – 7 pm

Join the girls at Perkins Street in JP for the fourth annual Boston Pride Block Party.

This street party will feature body art, Boston Pride merchandise, giveaways, food, cocktails (even the non-alcoholic kind!) and more!

New this year, we'll be introducing two of the hottest women DJs! DJ Kristin Korpos and DJ Jodi.

DJ Kristin Korpos

They'll keep you on your feet all day long spinning hot dance music!

Our bartenders will serve up your summer refreshments and offer drink specials along with non-alcoholic beverage choices in our alcohol free area. And you can dine all day at our food carts serving hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, fruit and more!

JP Block Party Merchandise

Stuart Street Block Party
[more info]


Boston Pride presents
the 9th Annual
Stuart Street Block Party

Sunday June 14th, 2009
12noon to 8pm

free before 2pm
$10 afterwards
all proceeds benefit Boston Pride

exceptional set by
DJ Joe Gauthreaux - NYC


opening sets by
DJ Shpank

open to all, but 21+ with valid picture ID to drink

5 full bars
hot drink specials
mimosas and champagne available before 2pm!!
gorgeous dancers!

Recycling will be in effect, help us make Pride greener!

T: Arlington T stop on Green Line
Entrance at the corner of Stuart St and Berkeley St


Stuart Street Block Party Merchandise

Official Boston Pride Closing Party!

Trantastic Pride Finale!

Boston Pride Closing Party
Connect with Pride!

We know... you just want to party! But Boston Pride wants to connect with you and to help you connect with the awesome people you can find at Pride events!

Find us on Facebook and get ALL the status updates about what's happening with Pride!

Do you Twitter? Tweet along with us and let us know about your experience of Pride by using the hashtag “#bostonpride”! Not sure how hashtags work? Click here and find out!

Oh, MySpace... remember MySpace? Yep – we still use it! Cause we're old school like that! C'mon – be our friend!

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About Boston Pride

The Boston Pride Committee is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Meet the Board of Directors and the Chairs of the Committee:

Keri Aulita - Vice President, Board of Directors

Cookie Belcamino - JP Block Party Chair

Sylvain Bruni - Board of Directors

Malcolm Carey - Board of Directors

Linda DeMarco - President, Board of Directors

Sean Duggan - Community Outreach Chair

Pierce Durkin - Clerk, Board of Directors

Kristie Helms - Board of Directors

Wilfred Labiosa - Board of Directors

Heather Mills - Logistics Chair

Cale Moore - Merchandise Chair

Cat Sauer - Festival Chair

Liz Stewart - Media / PR Chair

Michael Young - Pride Day at Faneuil Hall Chair

"The Boston Pride Committee, serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied community, works to enhance the visibility of Boston's LGBT community through a week of events each June, in conjunction with year-round activities, to promote LGBT awareness, dignity, and understanding."

Web: www.BostonPride.org
Email: info@bostonpride.org
PrideLine: 617-262-9405

Boston Pride and the Boston Pride logo are registered service marks
of the New Boston Pride Committee, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Please review our Service Mark Policy for more information.

Copyright © 2009 The New Boston Pride Committee, Inc. All rights reserved.