Boston Pride Festival Goes Virtual On 50th Anniversary

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On what would have been the 50th anniversary of the Boston Pride Parade, the celebration of the LGBTQ community has gone virtual.

In April, Boston Pride organizers announced the postponement of the annual parade due to coronavirus. Instead, the group planned several virtual events for the month of June.

That included a citywide project called "Pride Illuminate," where iconic bridges and buildings in Boston are being illuminated for the entire month in rainbow colors.

Last week, the Unity flag was raised in a ceremony at Boston City Hall, and on Tuesday Boston Pride streamed a virtual "Pride Lights" ceremony to commemorate all those lost to HIV/AIDS.

On Saturday June 13th, Pride organizers have another virtual event planned.

From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Boston's Virtual Pride Festival will feature online interactive experiences with dozens of local organizations and politicians, including A&V Art, Bay State Stonewall Democrats, Senator Ed Markey, Boston Area Trans Support, Crafty Queer Studio, and The History Project.

Click here for a full list of Boston Virtual Pride's interactive experiences.

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