Boston Pride to Host 20th Annual Flag Raising Ceremony

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Pride Week Kicks off on Friday, June 6th on City Hall Plaza at 12p.m.

What: Boston Pride Kicks off Pride Week 2014 with its 20th annual Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday, June 6th at noon. Sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Flag Raising at City Hall is the first official event of Pride Week. This year’s Pride Week theme is “Be Yourself, Change the World,” and encourages the LGBT community to embrace what makes each individual unique and to use those qualities to change the world for the better. The flag raising will also recognize this year’s Grand Marshals: Governor Deval Patrick, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Honorary Marshal John Mitzel (deceased.) The ceremony will also recognize the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in New York which was the catalyst for the LGBT rights movement.             

The Flag Raising Ceremony will include a brief speaking program followed by the raising of the rainbow Pride flag over City Hall.

Who:  Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston City Council, Boston Pride Committee, Erica Kay Webster- participant in the Stonewall Inn uprising in New York City 1969

When: Friday, June 6, 2014, 12 p.m.

Where: Boston City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA ‎

NOTE:  Boston Pride Week 2014 will be held from Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 15 with the annual Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 14 starting at 11 a.m. from Copley Square.

About Boston Pride

Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections.

For more details on specific events during Pride Week 2014 visit www.bostonpride.org.

[From a News Release]