Tag Archives: Boston Pride

Boston Pride Happy Hour is Saturday, April 5th

Boston Pride Happy HourJoin Boston Pride this Saturday on April 5th, as they kick off the 2014 season with a dance party fundraising event from 5 – 9 pm at the Wild Rover Tavern at 63 Chatham Street; just a few blocks from the State Street T station.

Admission is $15 with all the proceeds going to benefit Boston Pride.

More details here.

Boston Pride week theme: Be yourself, change the world

Chandler Street Block PartyBelieve it or not, June is not that far away and the Boston Pride Committee late last week announced that the 2014 Pride Celebrations theme will be:  Be yourself, change the world.

Boston’s Pride Committee wants you to nominate this year’s 2014 Parade Marshals.  The Parade has two categories: Grand Marshal and Honorary Marshal, which is only given posthumously.

Boston Pride Grand Marshal nomineeI’m still not certain who I’ll nominate for the 2014 Parade Marshal. I would love it to be someone with ties to Boston, but that isn’t a prerequisite and for that reason, I’m contemplating Michael Sam because of his brave decision to come out.  However, I’m not 100% decided on this.

Boston Pride Marshal nomineeI will nominate the late, Nelson Mandela for Honorary Marshal. Despite his inaction to help prevent the spread of AIDS when he led South Africa he ultimately came around to champion prevention and education efforts and he certainly was true to himself and changed the world.

Submit nominations by emailing the nominees name and contact information, along with how they best represent this year’s theme, to Nominations@BostonPride.org.  The deadline to send a nomination is April 15th.

Boston Latin Pride sunset cruise

Latin Pride Boat CruiseSunday – September 15th – One Long Wharf, Boston

CONTROVERSY DJs Ian Diver, Jamila Afrika a.k.a. “Lady J” & Nate Bluhm will be playing the best in Latin & Urban sounds. Tickets purchased in advance are $15 / $20 at the dock.  For more details visit their website, here.

2013 Boston Pride

Chandler Street Block PartyBoston Pride wrapped up this past weekend and I’m exhausted.  After an ominous start to the second weekend of Pride, the sun came out and Saturday and Sunday turned out to be spectacular.  For those who were nice enough to pose for a photograph, thank you.  Here is my video of Pride Week here in Boston including events hosted by The Boston Pride Committee, AIDS Action Committee, The Theater Offensive, and The Welcoming Committee. 

Pride Block Party in Back Bay

Boston Pride Back Bay Dance PartyJust in case you have not danced enough, The Boston Pride Committee will host another block party – this time in the Back Bay.  Of all the events that Boston Pride has hosted over the years, this event more than any others has grown and become an unofficial closing event in my mind for the week long celebration.Boston PrideEach year this block party seems to get bigger and better.The party is on St. James Street, runs from 12pm – 8pm and has a $10 suggested donation with proceeds going to benefit Boston Pride Week.

Any questions about his event, email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

Karmin at Boston Pride today

Boston PrideBack in early April I wrote that Karmin would be headlining Boston Pride’s Festival on Saturday, June 8th. The duo, who recently moved from Boston where they met at Berkeley School of Music to pursue what has turned out to be a successful career as pop musicians, will most likely play their 2012 hit Hello.

You can see up close how handsome Nick Noonan (one half of Karmin) is if you head down to Government Center later today, following the conclusion of the Boston Pride parade.

Chandler Street Block Party tomorrow

Chandler Street Block PartyFollowing Boston’s Pride parade tomorrow,  the annual Chandler Street Block Party will open.  This is not an official Boston Pride event and competes with the Pride Festival in Government Center that includes Berkeley Music duo Karmin.

Hopefully the annual Street Dance & Block Party will have resolved the issues they had last year with excessive lines and not enough cold beverages.  Proceeds from this event go to benefit The AIDS Action Committee.  The outdoor dance party runs from 1:30pm – 7pm  and has a $15 cover.

Have any questions about this event? Email me at BosGuymail@gmail.com

Debbie Gibson wishes Boston Happy Pride

Boston PrideDebbie Gibson created a quick video to voice her support and wish everyone in Boston a happy Pride. Ms. Gibson may be somewhat of a mystery to some of my  readers, but I’ll always have a soft spot in my hear for this woman who played the good girl to her pop music rival, bad girl, Tiffany (who I also secretly loved in high school).

Kathy Griffin wishes Boston Happy Pride

Boston PrideFunny looking lady Kathy Griffin and a favorite of the gay community wishes everyone in Boston a happy Pride. I love Kathy Griffin and hope she comes back to Boston soon, but til then check out her quick video courtesy of Boston Pride.

Hal Sparks wishes Boston Happy Pride

Boston PrideHal Sparks, comedian and actor, is perhaps best known in the gay community as Michael Novotny.  The idealistic gay man and best friend to Brian Kinney in Showtimes’ series Queer As Folk (2000 – 2005).  This straight ally and all around funny-man has also sent wishes for a Happy Pride to everyone in Boston in this homemade video.

Kelly Rowland wishes Boston Happy Pride

Boston PrideMs. Rowland just sent Boston a message of support and love, wishing all of us a very happy Pride here this week.  I wouldn’t want to disappoint Kelly so I plan on making the most of this week’s celebrations no matter what Mother Nature has in store for us.  I’ve lived through rainy Pride weekends before and so will you so be sure to get out and enjoy the next few days.

Pride Night at Fenway Park

Boston PrideTomorrow night Boston Pride hosts their first ever “Pride Night @ Fenway Park”.  My compliments to Boston’s Pride Committee for recognizing this as a great opportunity to be out in the community and enjoy one of Boston’s most cherished institutions – our Red Sox.

More information about this event can be found here.

In 2011 the Boston Red Sox were one of the first professional sports teams to make a video for the Trevor Project to help raise awareness about bullying.

Ross Matthews wishes Boston Happy Pride

Boston PrideI’ve loved Ross Matthews since he first appeared on Jay Leno as a “special correspondent”.  However, today I’m more likely to see him on Chelsea Handler’s evening program on E TV, Chelsea Lately.

Regardless of where he is, he always makes me laugh so I was pretty excited to see his video wishing everyone in Boston a Happy Pride this year.

Out In Sports: Moving Forward

Jason CollinsBoston Pride will be hosting a panel discussion on LGBT people in sports tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5th from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. at The Boston Public Library Mezzanine Conference Room.

The issue of LGBTs in organized sports has been gaining momentum and much media attention lately.  The recent announcement by NBA player Jason Collins that he is gay, pronouncements by major league sports that they will be more inclusive of the LGBT community, and the business community’s support for out and proud athletes by companies like Nike have make this issue ripe for discussion during Boston’s Pride Week.

This moderated discussion is free and open to the public but seating is limited. For more information about this program, contact the Boston Pride Human Rights & Education Committee at humanrights@bostonpride.org.

Margaret Cho wishes Boston Happy Pride

Boston PridePride week is underway here in Boston and Boston’s Pride Committee has been receiving well wishes from celebrities. Previously I posted messages from Vanessa WilliamsIcona Pop and Sandra Bernhard. Here is funny lady, Margaret Cho wishing everyone a Happy Pride.