Out In Sports: Moving Forward – A Panel Discussion on LGBT People in Sports Sponsored by Boston Pride
On Wednesday, June 5, from 6:15 -8:15 p.m., Boston Pride’s Human Rights and Education Committee will host a panel discussion regarding LGBTs in organized sports. From the announcement by NBA player Jason Collins that he is gay, to the recent pronouncements by major league sports to be more inclusive of the LGBT community, the issue of LGBTs in organized sports is gaining momentum as a critical part of equal rights discussions. The panel discussion is being held as part of Boston Pride Week 2013.
Patrick Burke, You Can Play Foundation
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald Sports Columnist
Caitlin Cahow, 2x medalist, Olympic U.S. Women’s Hockey Team, Boston Blades
Nevin Caple, Div. 1 basketball player at Fairleigh Dickinson U. Founder of Loveathlete that connects college coaches with underserved youth
Keelin Godsey, Track and Field, Coach at Williams College
Pat Griffin, Professor Emerita, UMass Amherst (Ed.D), Founder of Changing the Game, author of Strong Women, Deep Closets
Steve Harrington, Gay Games
James Nutter, GO! Athletes
Boston Public Library, Mezzanine Conference Room, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
This event if free of charge and open to the public. However, seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Mark Your Calendar- BostonPride Week is May 31- June 9!
This year’s theme is “Moving Forward…Proud, Strong, United.” The theme represents the hardships that the LGBT community has persevered through and the drive to move forward together, and what better way to celebrate worldwide inclusivity, equality and awareness than with special events, parties, and Boston's biggest and most popular parade and festival.
Starting with the annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on May 31st, the week also includes:
• Pride Day at Faneuil Hall
• Royal Pageant
• Human Rights Event
• Pride Parade and Festival
Vote for the 2013 BostonPride Marshals!
Thank you to everyone who submitted BostonPride Grand and Honorary Marshal Nominees- Now it is time to cast your vote! Remember when voting to consider how each finalist illustrates the 2013 Pride Theme “Moving Forward...Proud, Strong, United.”
The polls are open!
The polls close May 15, 2013 so make sure it counts and vote now!
Your Nominees Are:
Black & Pink
Erica Kay Webster
Mayor Thomas M. Menino
For more information on the nominees, visit:http://www.bostonpride.org/marshals/
Massachusetts Youth Pride- May 18th!
Massachusetts Youth Prides’ day long festival will be held on May 18th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boston Common. The festival celebrates the year round commitment of diversity of youth within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are expecting more than 5,000 LGBT youth, adult allies and supporters to march in the parade! The parade will start at the Boston Common Bandstand and will march through the streets of Boston and back to the Bandstand, where the festival will be held. This year’s festival will feature live entertainment and vendors for all ages.
Do you have what it takes to be the next King or Queen of BostonPride?!
The quest to find this year’s 2013 Royal Pageant King, Queen and Gender Blender has begun, and applications are available until Monday, May 13th! Taking place Monday, June 3rdth at 7:00PM at Machine Night Club, the Royal Pageant includes three separate categories: King, Queen and Gender Blender. Participants select which category they would like to participate in based upon their own chosen definition and/or display of gender identity. For example, the King category can feature women dressed in male drag, natural men, transgender men, drag kings and anyone else who desires to compete in the category. The same holds true for the other two categories; the goal is not to limit who can participate, but to have each category open to all. The actual competition will have four different, scored components: Theme Presentation, Talent, Evening Wear and Final Question. This year’s Pageant promises to be one to remember, and is being hosted by two of Boston’s legendary drag queens and previous Pageant winners: Lakia Mondale, 2010 Queen, and Raquel Blake, 2009 Queen. Additionally, there will be special guest appearances by: Fer Cardin - King 2012, Melanie Moore - Queen 2012 and Jay Squeeze - King 2010.
More at http://www.bostonpride.org