Monday, March 27, 2017

Boston Pride Announces Marshals

Boston Pride has announced the Grand Marshal & Honorary Marshals for the 47th Annual Boston Pride Parade. Grand Marshal is Kristen Porter & Honorary Marshals awarded posthumously are the late Norman Hill, Dr. Judy Bradford & John Michael Gray. Sylvain Bruni, Boston Pride President stated, “We are excited to announce the 2017 Pride Marshals chosen by the community, who have done an amazing job over many decades to represent, to support & to benefit a wide spectrum of the LGBTQ community. We look forward to having Kristen Porter lead the parade while also honoring the legacies of Norman Hill, Dr. Judy Bradford & John Michael Gray.” Parade Chair Martha Plaza added, “On June 10th we will march as a community that is ‘Stronger Together’ as our diverse community is represented in the parade, demonstrating that we will stand up for each other & continue to fight for civil rights for all.” Grand Marshal Kristen Porter is founder of Kristen Porter Presents Dyke Night® celebrating 20 years of serving the Boston LGBTQ community. Kristen has donated her time & money to Dyke Night’s philanthropic mission to make the world better for the LGBTQ community by creating high quality inclusive events that support the community artistically, socially & philanthropically. Honorary Marshals awarded posthumously are the late Norman Hill, former President of Gay Officers Action League New England, Dr. Judy Bradford, Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute from its inception in 2001 who played a key role in building a framework for LGBTQ focused research & teaching & John Michael Gray half of the famous ‘Hat Sisters’, was a prominent Massachusetts LGBTQ community activist who helped raise money for causes ranging from AIDS healthcare to cancer research.
For More Info: bostonpride.org
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