Boston Pride Unveils 5th Annual Pride Guide
Boston Pride celebrated the unveiling of the 5th edition of the “Pride Guide” on Tuesday, May 14 at the Revolution Hotel. This year’s Pride theme is entitled, “Looking Back, Loving Forward,” which refers to the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots, widely acknowledged as a defining event in the U.S. LGBTQ movement.
This year’s guide features a cover by local artist Noah Grigni, who was inspired by Boston’s Pride’s history. The cover honors the lavender rhino, a symbol used by early Boston Pride members in the 1970s. Additionally, there are featured articles on the importance of the Stonewall riots to the movement, addressing cultural appropriation within LGBTQ communities, the importance disco and the dance floor to marginalized communities, and more. The guide is available at https://bostonprideguide.org/.
Boston Pride’s theme is chosen every year by their supporters and members of the community. In announcing the theme in February, Boston Pride’s President Linda DeMarco said, “the new theme ‘Looking Back, Loving Forward’ acknowledges the people and Pride groups who have come before us who have helped us strengthen our community. The fight for our rights must continue as well as fighting for our ability to love ourselves and each other freely without fear of hate or persecution.”
This years’ pride celebration kick-off will begin with the annual Rainbow Pride Flag Raising on May 31 at 12 pm at City Hall Plaza. On Saturday, June 1st, Faneuil Hall Marketplace will host Pride Day at Faneuil Hall” from 12 – 5pm. The official Pride Parade will occur on June 8, beginning at noon starting at Copley Square. The Pride Festival and Concert will also take place on June 8th at City Hall Plaza from 12pm – 6 pm.
For a full list of 2019 Boston Pride events please visit their website, http://www.bostonpride.org/calendar/