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Pride for the People (P4TP) is no longer an active organization. If you would like updates on Pride in Boston moving forward, please visit Boston Pride For The People (BP4TP).

Pride for the People is a grassroots organization comprised of former Boston Pride volunteers and concerned community leaders and individuals advocating for a community-centered Boston Pride.

Pride for the People is committed to facilitating a transformation that results in a Boston Pride Organization that

  • Listens to community voices:  Listens to and is responsive to the multiple and diverse voices, interests, and needs of the entire Greater Boston LGBTQ+ community

  • Committed to participatory democracy: Operates with a democratic governance structure that includes power sharing and checks and balances

  • Diverse leadership: Has leadership that represents the diversity of the Greater Boston LGBTQ+ community, especially with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic class.

  • Committed to social justice:  Honors the Stonewall Riots and the history of Pride by explicitly and intentionally centering on issues of social justice, especially as they affect the most disadvantaged in our community

  • Financially ethical:  Does not accept donations from corporations and businesses that engage in unjust and/or exploitative business practices or labor practices, environmentally harmful practices (especially as they affect people of color and the poor), and/or violations of privacy and property rights.

  • Works collaboratively: Works collaboratively with other social justice organizations to promote deep structural social, cultural, political, and legal change using an intersectional lens

  • Security without police: Develops an alternative system for providing safety and crowd control at Pride events, especially the Parade and Festival, thereby minimizing police presence.

  • Centers community not corporations: Organizes a parade that centers on community members and organizations and not corporations and businesses 

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