Sunday, June 14, 2009

Boston Pride Celebrates the "T" in LGBT

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson chats with Keri Aulita, Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Boston Pride Committee, about this year’s Boston Pride events. Boston’s Pride celebration began June 5th & runs through Sunday June 14th with festivities happening all week long. Interestingly, June 1st, the White House released a National Proclamation honoring the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion & officially recognized June as LGBT Pride Month. Though this is a step forward for the Obama administration to acknowledge the contributions our LGBT community has made & continues to make in strengthening the fabric of American society, most LGBT Americans are more concerned about what legislation Obama will pass to provide equal rights, benefits & protections for their families. When asked if Boston Pride had planned any events to honor Stonewall, Aulita explained. “This year's theme "Trans-forming Our Community” is long overdue. We need to support and acknowledge our Transsexual community after all they are the “T” in LGBT." Aulita continued to say that Pride Week is meant to be about socializing & celebrating the LGBT community with parties, music & other cultural events, but it's also a vehicle for promoting awareness. "We've always been committed to trying to get people to think. We want people to come out & really think about what it's like to be out & how lucky we are to live in a place like Massachusetts."
Next year Boston Pride will be celebrating its fortieth anniversary.

More Info: Boston Pride.org

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