Calls for 2014 Parade Marshal Nominations and Celebrates 2013 Parade Winners
BOSTON, Mass.– Boston Pride announced today that the theme for the 2014 Pride Parade and Festival is, “Be Yourself, Change the World.” The theme encourages the LGBT community to embrace what makes each individual unique and to use those qualities to change the world for the better. Boston Pride Week 2014 will be held from June 6th through June 15th.
“Boston Pride is about everyone being themselves, freely and openly, in a safe environment,” said Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride. “We accept everyone for who they are and believe each of us can change the world by bringing visibility and awareness to the LGBT community.” [pullquote]“Boston Pride is about everyone being themselves, freely and openly, in a safe environment,” said Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride. “We accept everyone for who they are and believe each of us can change the world by bringing visibility and awareness to the LGBT community.”[/pullquote]
The organization is calling on supporters and parade participants to nominate this year’s 2014 Parade Marshals. The Parade has two categories: Grand Marshal and Honorary Marshal, which is only given posthumously. Members of the general public can nominate Marshals by emailing the nominees name and contact information, along with how they best represent this year’s theme, Be Yourself, Change the World to Nominations@BostonPride.org. The deadline to send a nomination is April 15th. Once all nominations have been submitted, the general public will have the opportunity to vote for a winner in each category.
Boston Pride is also excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Parade who best exemplified last year’s theme “Moving Forward…Proud, Strong, United”:
· Best Marching Group – Boston’s Children Hospital
· Best Adaptation of Theme – Eastern Bank
· Best Float – Trip Advisor
Boston Pride Week is comprised of events and activities that aim to bring people together, stir the mind, shake up the dance floor, create safe and healthy spaces, and make an impact. Kicking the week off with The Annual Flag Raising Ceremony, 2014 Pride Week will also include, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, Royal Pageant, Pride Queeraoke, Pride Night at Fenway Park, Boston Pride Parade, Boston Pride Festival, Boston Pride Block Party: JP Edition and Boston Pride Block Party: Back Bay Edition.
More information on 2014 Boston Pride Week– Be Yourself, Change the World – can be found at www.bostonpride.org.
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.
[From a News Release]