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Boston Pride Week: May 31 – June 9!

Boston Pride Week: May 31 – June 9!

It’s that time of year again — Boston Pride Week, one of the largest LGBT events in New England, is almost upon us!

Taking place May 31st – June 9th throughout the city of Boston, Pride Week is a 10-day event centered around a vibrant Parade and Festival, with a week full of events and activities, including a kick off party, several nightclub events, a human rights and education discussion, and a block party.

Boston Pride, an organization that produces a number of events and activities throughout the Greater Boston area, has also recently announced that NBA veteran, and first active openly gay athlete in major American sports, Jason Collins will join them for the parade!

The week officially kicks off on Friday, May 31st at noon with Mayor Menino, as they raise the Rainbow flag over Boston’s City Hall, and continues through out the city with a number of additional events and activities, which can be found here. You can also download the official Boston Pride iPhone app to help keep track of Pride news, events, and photos.

The Parade starts at noon on Saturday, June 8 in Copley Square, and ends at City Hall Plaza (click here for a map), where the Boston Pride Festival will be taking place from noon to 6 PM, featuring food, drinks, local vendors, a Family Zone, and live entertainment.

For those traveling to Boston, and in search of a place to stay, there are a number of fantastic options.

Just a short walk from the Fenway Park area, The Inn at Longwood Medical features a number of specials and packages, and also just happens to be a Boston Pride Hospitality Partner.

Additional lodging opportunities include:

Until then, you can find Boston Pride on Facebook & Twitter! For more information on the Greater Boston area, click here.

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