Boycott Boston Pride A growing coalition of LGBTQ+ groups, including Trans Resistance, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, Urban Pride, the Center for Black Equity, Boston Black Pride, Boston Dyke March, and Pride for the People are calling for a boycott of Boston Pride 2021. We are asking that LGBTQ+ organizations who are committed to taking concrete action to end structural racism and white-centeredness stand in solidarity with us during this historic moment.
Issued by Pride 4 the People and Trans Resistance MA URL: pride4thepeople.org transresistancema.com RESPONSE TO BOSTON PRIDE'S FAUX TRANSFORMATION In early June 2020, 80% of Boston Pride’s Volunteer Workforce resigned after the Pride Board removed “#blacklivesmatter” and rewrote a statement, written by the Communications Team, condemning unjust, racist police violence, and posted it without consulting the Chair of Black Pride or the Communications Team. The statement was met
For the past two months, the reaction of the Boston Pride Board to the community calling it out for yet another racist, sexist, transphobic, or white-centered incident is all too familiar: the board says it will do better, then retreats to its bunker and waits for the firestorm to die. Last month, on August 11, 2020, the board briefly emerged from its bunker, not to engage in meaningful dialogue with the community or the grassroots organization, Boston Pride for the People, b
For release June 30, 2020 BOSTON PRIDE’S VOLUNTEER WORKFORCE, COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS CALL FOR THE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON PRIDE BOARD TO STEP DOWN (Boston, MA) June 30, 2020 - On June 2, the Boston Pride Communications Team sent a statement condemning unjust police violence against black people to the board for approval. The Board removed “#blacklivesmatter”, rewrote portions of the statement, and posted it without consulting the Communications Team. T