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Boston Pride

NEWSLETTER - Vol. 4 No. 8
Happy Pride 2009!

Dear friends of Pride,

Get ready to celebrate! Boston Pride Week starts tomorrow Friday June 5th, at noon, at City Hall Plaza, with Mayor Menino hosting the Pride Flag Raising.

The 39th edition of Boston Pride is full of new events, check our Official Pride Calendar for an up-to-date listing! And make sure to check out BostonPride.org every morning for news about the day's celebrations, and previews of upcoming events!

Encourage your friends to come out, participate and have fun in what is expected to be the largest Pride ever in Boston!!

Come celebrate with Pride and see what happens when community comes together!


The Boston Pride Committee

Flag Raising

The Flag Raising at City Hall signifies the beginning of Pride Week in Boston – join us as we introduce our 2009 marshals, hear welcoming remarks from city officials, as well as spirited calls-to-action from Pride Committee members. Then let the fun begin!

Boston Pride Flag Raising
Pride Day at Faneuil Hall

Pride Day at Faneuil Hall begins on Saturday, June 6 at 10 am. Come out and enjoy the great entertainment, food, shopping, and more family friendly events all day long!

Check out our great non-profit tables: Susan G. Komen, Moving Violations Motorcycle Club, Pathways to Wellness, Servicemember Legal Defense Network and our own Boston Pride Merchandise table!

DJ Shpank spins – Judah Dorrington MCs and Julie Sweeney sings!

Big Moves, Gays for Patsy and Between us Bois shimmy and shake while Salsa Y Control teaches you how to dance!

Don't miss the fun of Pride Day at Faneuil Hall!

Boston Pride Merchandise

Boston Pride Hearts Our Sponsors!

Boston Pride sponsors make Pride week happen. In the past 39 years, Boston Pride has grown to be the largest Pride event in New England and the fourth largest Pride in the country, with over one million participants—now that's something to be proud of!

Every year our sponsors help us put on events, bring great talent, and provide valuable partnerships that make Boston Pride the greatest event in Massachusetts. We'd like to take a moment to give them all the thanks they deserve, and encourage you to patronize businesses that support our community in so many ways!


TD Banknorth Wainwright Bank Verizon Bud Light Chris Harris Presents City of Boston

Svedka Sam Adams Barefoot Wine Zipcar Bay Windows Edge Boston

The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common Hyatt Regency Boston

South Shore Music Circus Petco Faneuil Hall Marketplace Coca Cola Starbucks Hotels.com
Boston Pride at Night 2009

Boston Pride and Chris Harris Presents are proud to offer you "Boston Pride at Night 2009," eight great parties to celebrate in Pride!

Friday June 5th - Felt
Boston Guerrilla Queer Bar

Wednesday June 10th - Rumor
Pride Kick Off @ Latino Night

Thursday June 11th - Estate

Friday June 12th - Machine
Tag Team DJs

Friday June 12th - Venue TBD
Boston Guerrilla Queer Bar

Saturday June 13th - Roxy
The Main Event
with Ralphi Rosario

Saturday June 13th - Machine
Lush Pride Party

Sunday June 14th - Underbar
Official Closing Party: Hot Mess! Transtastic Pride Finale!

Get your tickets now and more info here!

And don't forget our two block parties on Sunday 14 afternoon: Stuart Street Block Party featuring DJ Joe Gauthreaux - NYC, DJ Ranny and DJ Shpank; and the JP Block Party featuring DJ Kristin Korpos and DJ Jodi.

Boston Guerilla Queer Bar - Pride Style!

Friday June 5th at Felt, 533 Washington St, Boston
Friday June 12th (Location will be announced shortly before the event occurs! Stay tuned!)

GQB is conquering an unsuspecting straight bar and turning it gay in honor of Pride 2009. Like all GQB events, they will send out an email to announce the time and location on the night before the event! Please visit www.bostonguerrilla.com to get on GQB's listserve and/or Facebook Group. Once you're on the list, stay tuned to your inbox for event information. All GQB Pride events will benefit the Pride Committee, so your support for GQB Pride helps pay Pride's bills!

Boston Guerrilla Queer Bar
Working to End Breast Cancer

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like Boston Pride, Komen has invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill a promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

"The Massachusetts affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is pleased to partner with Boston Pride to continue to bring more awareness to the GLBT communities in the commonwealth around breast health," said Jeanette Beltran, Director of Community Initiatives at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "Through this we can enhance our efforts focusing on several initiatives that help to promote preventive screening and continue to build key partnerships with GLBT organizations."

"The Massachusetts affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure provides opportunities for everyone to help make a significant difference in the battle against breast cancer," said Boston Pride Board member Sylvain Bruni. "Everyone who supports their work by volunteering or participating in events highlighting breast cancer awareness can feel good about meeting breast health needs within the area they serve, while helping to move Susan G. Komen for the Cure closer their vision of a world without breast cancer."

Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be at Pride Day at Faneuil Hall, the Boston Pride Parade, the Boston Pride Festival, and the JP Block Party. Stop by their table and see what you can do to help!

Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
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.