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Boston LGBTQ Pride Calls It Quits

By Charlotte Robinson, July 09, 2021

Boston Pride after over 50 years of LGBTQ Pride celebrations in the city has decided to call it quits. Boston Pride Board of Directors including Linda DeMarco President, Malcolm Carey Treasurer, Martha Plaza Clerk, Deborah Drew & Tina Rosado released this statement, “For years, we have volunteered our time with Boston Pride because we care about & are passionate about the LGBTQIA+ community. We strived to foster an environment of diversity & unity within our organization & the community. Over the past 50 years, Boston Pride has facilitated programs & events that have changed our society & promoted equality, but we know there is still work to be done. Over the past year, we have invested time & energy to address the concerns of the community, both with our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access work with Dorrington & Saunders & by forming the Transformation Advisory Committee comprised of members of the LGBTQIA+ community to help bring change to our organization. We are grateful for all who have been involved in this process. It is clear to us that our community needs & wants change without the involvement of Boston Pride. We have heard the concerns of the QTBIPOC community & others. We care too much to stand in the way. Therefore, Boston Pride is dissolving. There will be no further events or programming planned & the board is taking steps to close down the organization. We know many people care about Pride in Boston & we encourage them to continue the work. By making the decision to close down, we hope new leaders will emerge from the community to lead the Pride movement in Boston. This decision was made with a heavy heart, out of love & hope for a better future.” For More Info…

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