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Boston Pride

NEWSLETTER - Vol. 4 No. 3 - March 2009
"Trans-forming our Community"

2009 Boston Pride Theme: "Trans-forming our Community"

The community has spoken! The 2009 Boston Pride theme, as chosen through a community online vote is, "Trans-forming our Community".

This theme not only builds upon last year's theme of sustaining our community, but also focuses on a particular issue in the LGBT community: supporting and advocating for our trans families, friends and colleagues. Boston Pride is working to transform our entire community to be all-inclusive and to involve everyone. Community is the heartbeat of Pride. It is the reminder to each of us that we are not alone
Boston Pride is also excited to announce our Marshals for 2009

Grand Marshal: Pathways to Wellness, the South End-based non-profit acupuncture and holistic medicine center that provides extensive services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Honorary Marshal: Barbara Jordan, the Texas Congresswoman who was the first African-American woman from the South to serve in Congress. While the late Congresswoman never publicly acknowledged her sexuality, her death obituaries acknowledged her long-time partner, Nancy Earl.

Celebrity Marshal: Melissa Etheridge, the world-renown singer and out lesbian is not confirmed to attend the Pride festivities, and yet, she's managed to put Pride in the papers months ahead of June events. Thanks Melissa!
Volunteer with Boston Pride

Show your support for Boston Pride 2009 and your community by becoming a Pride Volunteer. Everyone from the Board of Directors to the Event Chairs and Committee Members fulfill their assignments with determination and dedication. As a volunteer, you can make a difference and have fun at the same time!

There are volunteer opportunities for people of all skills, backgrounds, and abilities. The majority of Pride volunteers will be needed at the Pride Parade, Festival, and our two signature block parties. In recognition of your support, all volunteers will receive a 2009 Pride t-shirt and an invitation to our huge summer appreciation party!

Appy to be a volunteer today!
Crocheting with Pride!

Sign-up to be a volunteer for Pride and learn a skill at the same time!

The Boston Pride Committee will be hosting a meet and greet at the South End Library! We will be hosting an informal crochet and knitting class ini the hopes that you'll love us so much, you'll also sign-up to be a Pride Volunteer!

Where: South End Library (corner of Tremont St and Rutland)
When: Saturday March 28th, 11am to 1pm
Weren't able to March in Boston's St Patrick's Day Parade?

Have you considered registering for Pride?

Register for the 2009 Pride Parade Register for the 2009 Pride Festival
[more about the Parade]   [more about the Festival]
Carry the Flag!

The Boston Pride Committee is looking for a group of folks willing to help with this year's Parade by being dedicated to carrying some very important banners and flags:

1. The Pride banner in the front of the Parade
2. The City, State, and Rainbow flags at the head of the Parade behind our banner
3. The large Rainbow flag that collects donations throughout the parade route

If your group is interested in helping with these very important special duties, complete the volunteer application online and in the notes section, write "Carry Banner" or "Carry Flag".
Get your official Pride gear early!

Pride Meetings

The Boston Pride Committee meets on Tuesdays at 6:30pm in the Wainwright Bank Community Room, 155 Dartmouth Street in Boston (next to Back Bay T Station). Meetings are open to anyone and we welcome your participation. Visit our website for a listing of upcoming meetings.
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.