This has been quite the year for the political liberation of our country’s LGBT community. With acceptance spreading around the world like wildfire, it’s as important now as ever to continue to inspire joy and awareness. The most reputable and fun annual LGBT event in Beantown, the Boston Pride Parade is an exciting and fun party right in the heart of Boston. The parade, a major spectacle in its own right, is a mere focal point of a full week of pride events in and around the city.
Boston Pride Week begins on June 5th with a flag raising at Boston City Hall Plaza. Following this meaningful and symbolic kickstart, Boston Pride will throw a series of unique and fun happenings throughout the week. Some of the most talked about Pride Week events include: Pride Day at Faneuil Hall, an AIDS Walk, Pride Night at Fenway Park and a Conversation with Pussy Riot at the Wilbur Theater. From hometown traditions like a Red Sox game to globally relevant discussions with meaningful figures like the artists of the Russian political art collective, Pride Week explores a wide spectrum of meaningful ways that acceptance can be meaningful.
The week will hit its pinnacle on June 13th with the Boston Pride Parade. Activists and supporters will fill the streets beginning at the city’s iconic Copley Square and strut their stuff dawning the colorful and lively attire that’s come to be associated with gay pride parades around the world. Guests who join in this fantastical and progressive celebration will also enjoy the attached Boston Pride Festival featuring performances by Grammy Award-winning artist Estelle, as well as several other fun and reputable musicians.
To learn more about Pride Week and the Boston Pride Parade, check out the Boston Pride website here. Anyone who’s in town during the festivities cannot go wrong with any of the interesting and fun events, plus they have the opportunity to step out onto the streets on the 13th and watch the streets of Boston transform into something undeniably magical.
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