BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – The leadership board for Boston Pride has announced that it will be dissolving.
The board released a statement on its website saying the community needs change.
“We have heard the concerns of the QTBIPOC community and others,” the board wrote on their website. “We care too much to stand in the way.”
This comes after local members of the LGBTQ community have criticized the board for a lack of diversity among its members.
“I think my first gut reaction was excited at first," says Trans Resistance interim president Julia Golden.
For her, this was a victory of sorts as her organization has been fighting to get Boston Pride to be more inclusive.
However, Golden says Boston Pride took the easy way out by not opting to stay longer and provide a transition for future members.
“You had a moment as leaders to work with the incoming folks who wanted to highlight these communities that are marginalized," she says, "instead you chose silence and to dissolve.”
Moving forward Golden says Trans Resistance will organize a talking tour to help the community plan the future of Pride in Boston and how it can be accessible to everyone.
The decades-old organization is typically responsible for arranging the city’s Pride Parade every year. At this time there are no events planned for the future.
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