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City of Boston to Host Annual Rainbow Pride flag Raising Ceremony with Boston Pride

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Boston Pride will kick off Pride week with the annual raising of the Rainbow Pride Flag on Friday, May 31 at 12:00 pm. Sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Flag Raising at City Hall Plaza is the first official event of Pride Week, May 31 to June 11.

Boston Pride is celebrating 49 years of advocacy for the LGBTQ community with this year's theme "Looking back, Loving Forward," which represents the recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and is meant to encourage the community to reflect back on the many challenges and incredible victories of the LGBTQ+ community in that time.

The Flag Raising will also recognize this year's Grand Marshal Dale Mitchell, Parade Marshal Ava Glasscott, Honorary Marshal (posthumous) Chris Harris and Champion of Stonewall Honorary Marshal Marsha P. Johnson (posthumous).

Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Boston Pride Week 2019 takes place from May 31 — June 11.

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