NEWSLETTER - Vol. 4 No. 7
Come Show Your Pride!
Dear friends of Pride,
Bells ringing, champagne bottles popping and happy tears—last week people across the Commonwealth celebrated the fifth anniversary of marriage equality in the Commonwealth. Five years of having the choice of whether or not to have our partnerships recognized as equal has solidified what happens when our community comes together. Five years since those first “I dos” were said, we’re reminded of the incredible progress being made toward equality across the country with Vermont, Connecticut, Iowa and now Maine recognizing marriage equality as well.
Come see what happens when community comes together. Come celebrate with us. Come show your Pride June 5-14, 2009.
The Boston Pride Committee
Block Parties – Heat on the Street|
Boston Pride Block Parties are the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and two locations make it easy to get out and party! Come feel the heat on the street when Boston’s queer nation take over the streets of Boston's neighborhoods!
Boston Pride presents
the 9th Annual
Stuart Street Block Party
Sunday June 14th, 2009
12noon to 8pm
free before 2pm
all proceeds benefit Boston Pride
exceptional set by
DJ Joe Gauthreaux - NYCwww.djjoegauthreaux.com
opening sets by
open to all, but 21+ with valid picture ID to drink
5 full bars
hot drink specials
Recycling will be in effect, help us make Pride greener!
: Arlington T stop on Green Line
at the corner of Stuart St and Berkeley St
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.
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!
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 from2 - 6pm at the Boston Pride Festival and help raise both awareness and much-needed revenue for Boston Pride.
CycleEssence is an indoor cycling studio located in northern RI near the MA border and this year they’re coming to Boston with fabulous, high quality indoor cycling bikes and a fundraising program for Boston Pride.
Boston Symphony Orchestra|
Linda Eder Sings Judy Garland
with Keith Lockhart, conductor
Tuesday, June 9 – Reception 7 pm, Concert 8 pm
Spend a treasured evening with the versatile and beloved Judy Garland whose songs will be sung by the brilliant Linda Eder, one of the greatest solo voices of our time. In a program that showcases her extravagant vocal gifts, Eder will sing such Judy Garland favorites as "By Myself, "Me and My Shadow," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," "Almost Like Being in Love," and "Over the Rainbow."
Tickets start at $20. To purchase, and for pre-concert reception RSVP information, click here.
Get in the Parade!|
Don't forget – register your group for the Pride Parade today, and don't miss out on being a part of the greatest parade in Boston! Last year's Pride Parade boasted over 125 groups with over 10,000 marchers, including 46 floats and 120 motorcycles, plus over half a million people in attendance!
Register for the Parade today!
Festival of Pride|
Do you own a business? Do you know someone who does? The Boston Pride Festival is where it all comes together. The Parade empties into the City Hall Plaza, and YOU could be one of the great vendors that get business from nearly 100,000 attendees! Talk about great exposure for your company!
Get your application in today!
Are You Ready for a Real Audience? |
Boston Pride Idol is back and better than ever!
Audition dates have been set!
May 13th - 7pm - Club Cafe
May 14th - 9:30pm - Midway Cafe
May 20th - 7pm - Club Cafe
May 21st - 9:30pm - Midway Cafe
May 27th - 7pm - Club Cafe
May 28th - 7pm - Randolph Country Club
The winner of Pride Idol will walk away with a great prize package and a chance to perform at the Pride Festival!
Due to the popularity of this awesome event, we recommend getting your audition form in early in order to secure an audition time.
Get ready to be the next Pride Idol! Send questions and completed audition forms to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP!
Boston Pride is here to recruit YOU!|
Show your support for Boston Pride 2009 and your community by becoming a Pride volunteer. As a volunteer you start making a difference and have fun while it happens! There are volunteer opportunities for people of almost all skills, backgrounds, and ability levels, so sign up today!
Want to find out more about Volunteering with Pride? The Boston Pride Committee will be hosting a few drop in volunteer gatherings during the month of May in the hopes of enlisting your service! So, come by, have some nosh, learn about what we do and what kind of help we need, and meet some cool folks. Find out more about dates, times, and places here.
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.
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."