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Boston Returns to Copley to Show Its Pride

Colorful Boston Pride paraders.

Boston has several reasons to be proud: Whether it’s because of the city’s resilience in the aftermath of the April Boston Marathon Bombings, the fact that its hometown hockey team will return to the Stanley Cup Finals, or the idea that it has one of the most passionate, involved communities around – no one can argue Boston is not a proud city.

There is no better proof of that last thought than at the annual Boston Pride Parade. The parade, in its 43rd year, marched through Copley Square, bent toward the South End and wound back uptown toward Government Center, beginning just after noon on Saturday.

Thousands lined the streets on a picture perfect day, not only to stand in solidarity with the LGBT community, but to reinforce “Boston Strong” at the very site from which that movement began.

South End Patch

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm

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Arredondo, Boston Put Pride on Display

Carlos and Mel Arredondo discuss their emotions returning to the spot of the Boston Marathon bombings for the Boston Pride Parade.

Carlos Arredondo, one of the many local heroes in the Boston Marathon Bombings, along with his wife Mel, discuss the emotions of returning to the site of the April 15 bombings for the Boston Pride Parade Saturday, June 8.

South End Patch

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

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MBTA Bus Diversions for Boston Pride Parade

The parade route (map from 2012, but the same route will be used in 2013, according to the Boston Pride website).

The Boston Pride Parade is Saturday, June 8 from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The parade route begins in Copley Square, winds south to Tremont Street and ends at City Hall Plaza in Government Center.

MBTA bus routes 9, 10, 39, 43 and 504 will be diverted. Below is the Saturday, June 8 schedule according to MBTA:

Route 39

Inbound 

No Service to Belvidere Street, Boylston Street or Clarendon Street. 

Connections can be made at Huntington Ave and Gainsborough St or Dartmouth Street at Back Bay Station.

Outbound

No Service to Berkeley Street or St James Avenue.

Connections can be made at Back Bay (Dartmouth Street) or Huntington Avenue and Exeter Street.

Route 9 

Inbound

No service to Berkeley Street between Washington Street and St. James Avenue.

  • No service to St. James Avenue, Huntington Avenue, Ring Road or Boylston Street (Copley Square).

Connections can be made at Back Bay Station or Berkeley Street and Washington Street.

Outbound

No Service to Boylston Street, Arlington Street or Herald Street between Tremont Street and Washington Street.

Connections can be made at Back Bay Station (Dartmouth Street) or Herald Street and Harrison Avenue. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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Share Your Boston Pride Parade Photos

Patch was out marching in Saturday’s Pride Parade. Were you there?

This year’s parade took on special meaning after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. More than 35,000 people are expected to show their Boston Pride.

As a marcher or a spectator, we’d love to see your pictures! Just click on the upload button to show your pride!

South End Patch

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

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South End Street Closings for Boston Pride Parade

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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Boston Pride Parade To Take on New Meaning in Wake of Bombings

Although Boston’s annual Pride Parade is intended to celebrate the city’s LGBT community, this year, in the wake of the marathon bombings, Boston Pride has taken on a whole new meaning.

Boston Pride organizers said that even a few days after the events at the marathon they knew this year’s event would be different.

“We felt that even our name was going beyond what it was understood to mean,” said Sylvain Bruni, a member of the Boston Pride Board of Directors. “We are an organization designed to promote awareness and inclusivity of the LGBT community, but Boston Pride is also about being proud of Boston and celebrating all of our diverse communities here.”

This year’s Boston Pride Parade, the culminating event of Boston’s Pride Week, will be bigger and better than ever, Bruni said. The parade, which takes place on Saturday at noon, will feature 247 organizations, up from 170 last year. As many as 35,000 people are expected to participate or watch the parade.  read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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Boston Pride Week Schedule for 2013

Wondering what’s happening in Boston for this year’s Pride Week? We’ve got the full schedule here: 

Friday, May 31

Saturday, June 1

  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston
  • 3-7 p.m. – LGBT Senior Pride Tea Dance Holiday Inn (1200 Beacon Street, Brookline) Tickets are $ 12, available at the door.Hosted by LGBT Senior Pride Coalition.

Monday, June 3

Tuesday, June 4

Wednesday, June 5

Thursday, June 6

Friday, June 7

9 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Official Dyke March After- Party: Venus Rising Foundation Room, House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St. Cost $ 10 – 21+ DJ Maryalice

10 p.m. – 2 a.m. –

Pride @ Night Queer Pride read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 31, 2013 at 2:24 pm

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