This year Boston Pride celebrations have been cancelled and the parties, events and fundraisers not to mention the massive parade and block parties will not happen, but that doesn’t mean that Pride is cancelled. Walking through the South End in Boston it makes me happy to see so many Pride flags, because to borrow a few lines from a favorite book of mine,
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
‘Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store.’ “
While I appreciate that corporate America wants to show their support and are very visible during Pride Week, that is not what the celebration is all about and this year (what would’ve been the 50th anniversary of Boston Pride), maybe it would be good if we all stopped to think about why Pride remains relevant.
Celebrate Pride in your own way. Be proud. Speak up for our community and for all marginalized communities, because we are stronger together.