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The 2018 Boston Pride Guide is out!

Click here to view the digital version of the guide

We’re #WickedProud to announce the publication of the 2018 Boston Pride Guide, Boston Pride’s official annual magazine!

Since 2015 the Pride Guide has been produced entirely in-house by a passionate and dedicated team of volunteer editors and over 100 contributors from Greater Boston to Indonesia.

In its fourth year, the Pride Guide continues to offer useful, straight-from-the-source information on Boston Pride events and programs as well as over 20 articles on a wide range of topics of direct relevance to our diverse LGBTQ community. For example, readers can learn about the difficulties of identifying trans housing discrimination in the Bay State and what one group is doing about it; why gun control is a queer issue; and the efforts of a former Boston Pride volunteer to restore marriage equality in his home country of Bermuda. With this content, the Pride Guide aims to educate and to inspire action in our community.

From the bold expression of intersectional solidarity on its cover, to the diverse, volunteer-written, issue-driven stories it contains, the Boston Pride Guide truly embodies our 2018 community-selected theme Rainbow Resistance.

You may access the digital version of the Guide by clicking here. Printed copies of the Guide are currently being distributed to over 500 locations around New England and will be available at major Boston Pride events. To find a drop location near you, visit bostonpride.org/guide.

Happy Reading and Happy Pride!

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Program for Sunday, June 10

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Sunday, June 10
1-9pm
Flagship Event
Pride@Night
Back Bay Block Party
St James Ave (at Berkeley St, Boston, MA)
2-8pm
Flagship Event
Pride@Night
JP Block Party
Perkins St (at Center St, Jamaica Plain, MA)
Featuring the 6th Annual Divas, Dogs & Drag Show, DJ L’Duke (LeahV), emcee Sapphira Cristal and live performance by New Fame.
9pm
Flagship Event
Pride@Night
NEW
Pride Grand Finale
The Grand (58 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA)
All proceeds benefit Boston Pride programming.
> Get your ticket now
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Program for Saturday, June 9

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Saturday, June 9
10am-12pm Pride Services
Union Church, Old South Church
11am-6pm
Flagship Event
Boston Pride Festival
City Hall Plaza (Boston, MA)
12noon-7pm Festival Bar
Across from the stage at City Hall Plaza (Boston, MA)
12noon-6pm
Flagship Event
Boston Pride Concert
City Hall Plaza (Boston, MA)
12noon
Flagship Event
Boston Pride Parade
Copley Square to City Hall Plaza (Boston, MA)
1:30-7pm
Pride@Night
Chandler St Block Party
Corner of Chandler St and Berkeley St (Boston, MA)
2-7pm
Pride@Night
Esme Women’s Block Party
Corner of Lagrange St and Tremont St (Boston, MA)
6-10pm
Flagship Event
Youth Pride
Boston Pride Youth Dance
City Hall Plaza (Boston, MA)
7-10:30pm
Latinx Pride
Black Pride
Pride@Night
PrEP for Pride Community Boat Cruise
Mass Bay Lines (60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA)
> Free tickets available here
9pm-2am
Flagship Event
Pride@Night
LUSH: Official Womxn Pride Party
ICON Nightclub (100 Warrenton St, Boston, MA)
> Get your ticket now
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Program for Friday, June 8

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Friday, June 8
6pm Boston Dyke March
Parkman Bandstand (Boston Common, Boston, MA)
7:30pm
Pride Arts
Back Bay Ringers Concert
First Church in Boston (66 Marlborough St, Boston, MA)
8pm
Pride Arts
Screening: Call Me By Your Name
MFA – Auditorium 161 (465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA)
> Get your tickets now
9pm-1am
Pride@Night
Official Dyke March Afterparty
Milky Way at The Brewery (284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA)
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2018 Boston Pride Concert Lineup Announced!

Here is the lineup for your 2018 Boston Pride Concert! More info about the Concert is available here.

12:35PM – Long Arm Rex
1:05PM – Crystal Famous (Jay Fig)
1:20PM – Happy Little Clouds
1:15PM – Mayor Martin J. Walsh
2:00PM – Justin Dearborn
2:20PM – Freedom for All Massachusetts
2:25PM – Amanda Playwith
2:30PM – Boketto The Wolf
3:00PM – Violencia Exclamation Point
3:10PM – Niya Norwood
3:30PM – Verna Turbulence
3:40PM – Queens With A Mission
4:20PM – Martha Wash
4:55PM – Big Freedia

Schedule is subject to change.

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Program for Thursday, June 7

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Thursday, June 7
7pm
Pride Arts
MFA Lecture: “(un)expected families: Pride”
Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA)
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7:10pm
Flagship Event
Pride Sports
Pride Night @ Fenway Park
Red Sox vs. Detroit Tiger
Fenway Park (4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA)
> Get your ticket now
8pm-12am
Pride@Night
Boston Bear Pride 2018: Bears Bare It All
Paradise Cambridge (180 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA)
All proceeds to benefit the Boston Pride Community Fund and MTPC.
10pm-2am
Pride@Night
Pride Queeraoke
Midway Cafe (3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA)
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Boston Pride celebrates Bermuda’s Supreme Court Decision to Allow Marriage Equality

Boston Pride is celebrating the decision made today by Bermuda’s Supreme Court, which upheld a constitutional challenge against the territory’s Domestic Partnership Act, which had rescinded residents’ right to marry. The challenge was offered by a former member of the Boston Pride Committee, Roderick Ferguson, who described why he took on this legal challenge in this year’s Boston Pride Guide.

“We are so pleased for Rod and for the members of the LGBTQ community living in Bermuda,” said Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride. “It is especially gratifying to see this decision come down during Pride Week here in Boston. Boston provided Rod an experience of living out and proud, and we’re glad to see that he was inspired by the community here to fight for his rights in his native Bermuda.”

The ruling, which will allow same-sex couples to marry again in Bermuda, will not go into effect immediately, but will resume in six weeks’ time.

To read more about Rod Ferguson’s story, please visit: https://issuu.com/bostonpride/docs/bpg18/158.

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2018 Boston Pride Parade Lineup Announced!

Boston Pride is delighted to announce the marching order for the 48th Annual Boston Pride Parade. Click here to download the 2018 parade lineup. Parade registration for organized groups is now closed. See you all on Saturday morning!

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Program for Wednesday, June 6

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Wednesday, June 6
5-9pm
Pride@Night
Family Dinner @ CPK
California Pizza Kitchen Prudential (800 Boylston St, Boston, MA)
Mention “Boston Pride” and 20% of your check will be donated back to Pride programming!
6-9pm
Pride@Night
PRIDE Beer Garden Takeover at the Samuel Adams Brewery
Sam Adams Brewery (30 Germania St, Boston, MA)
Parts of the proceeds benefit Boston Pride programming!
> Get your tickets now
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Program for Tuesday, June 5

Happy Pride 2018! Please find below the list of events for today. For continuous coverage of Boston Pride 2018, please tune in to NBC 10 Boston or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Tuesday, June 5
6:30pm
Flagship Event
Pride Lights @ the Boston Center for the Arts
Celebrating and remembering those we lost to HIV/AIDS
The Plaza at Boston Center for the Arts (Tremont St, Boston, MA)
10pm
Pride@Night
Paradise Pride
Paradise Cambridge (180 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA)
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Statement from Boston Pride regarding the Masterpiece Cakes ruling by the Supreme Court

(Boston, MA) – June 4, 2018 – Today’s Supreme Court decision demonstrates the discrimination still facing the LGBTQ community. The Court’s decision focused on the impact of a specific Colorado anti-discrimination law on the first amendment rights of the baker involved, not on the broader issue of refusing service to LGBTQ customers. Community visibility remains imperative, which is why Boston Pride continues to work hard every year to put on events for the LGBTQ community, and to provide a platform for organizations and causes supporting the community. Across the country LGBTQ rights are being threatened, including right here in Massachusetts, where there is a question on November’s ballot that if passed, will repeal the public accommodations law protecting transgender rights. Tonight at 6pm, in partnership with Freedom for All Massachusetts, we are presenting a public forum at District Hall. We look forward to the discussion which will help the community gear up to fight the referendum.

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