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Mayor Walsh Kicks Off Pride Week in Boston

June 5, 2015

Mayor's Office

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Boston - Friday, June 5, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined elected officials, community leaders and members of the public to kick off Pride week in Boston.This year's theme is "Wicked Proud," celebrating Pride's 45th anniversary in the City.

"I am proud of how much this City has accomplished over the past 45 years," said Mayor Walsh. "We continue to become a more accepting and open community, which only makes the City of Boston stronger."

During the flag raising ceremony, Mayor Walsh presented a proclamation to Sylvain Bruni, President of the Boston Pride Board of Directors. Pride Boston also honored the memory of the late former Mayor Thomas M. Menino as an Honorary Marshall, and a family member accepted the honor on behalf of the Menino family.

"Boston Pride is #WickedProud to celebrate its 45th Anniversary with the largest celebration we have ever organized: 50+ events during the 10 days of Pride Week is unprecedented!" said Bruni. "We hope all members of the LGBT community and our allies will come out, so to speak, and celebrate our rich diversity."

Pride Boston 2015 begins on Friday, June 5 with the flag raising ceremony, and ends on Sunday, June 14. The annual Pride Parade will be held on Saturday, June 13. Throughout the week, Mayor Walsh will participate in events celebrating the inclusive nature of the City. Visit bostonpride.org for more information on all the events taking place during Boston Pride Week.