Boston Pride added the first-ever Pride Night at Fenway Park to the official 2013 Pride Week claendar. Boston’s LGBT community will be recognized at the Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers baseball game at Fenway Park on Thursday, June 6th at 7:10 p.m.
“Boston Pride is delighted to be working with the Boston Red Sox on Pride Night at Fenway Park,” said Boston Pride President, Linda DeMarco. “The Boston Red Sox are a strong ally to the LGBT community and to have a special Pride Night brings additional excitement to the week’s events.”
The addition of Pride Night at Fenway Park coincides with the emergence of support for inclusivity of the LGBT community in major league sports. In addition to the baseball game, Boston Pride’s Human Rights and Education Committee will host a panel discussion, free of charge and open to the public, “Out In Sports: Moving Forward—A Panel Discussion on LGBT People in Sports” as a part of Pride Week the night before the game, on Wednesday, June 5th at the Boston Public Library at 6:15 p.m.
Tickets for Pride Night at Fenway Park may be purchased (www.bostonpride.org). The Red Sox will donate a percentage of the proceeds to benefit Boston Pride, a nonprofit, 501 © 3 corporation.
Boston Pride Week (May 31 – June 9) 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, 2013 Pride Week will also include, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, Royal Pageant, Boston Pride Parade, Boston Pride Festival, Boston Pride Youth Dance, Boston Pride Block Party: JP Edition and Boston Pride Block Party: Back Bay Edition.