https://www.bostonpride.org/pridelights/ Online event
LGBT, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
Due to the ongoing state of emergency in effect during the planning of this event, 2021 Boston Pride Lights will not be held in-person.
Honoring Those Living with, and Those We Lost to, the HIV/AIDS Epidemic.
The HIV/AIDS Crisis of the 1980s and the early 90s is a defining event in the history of the LGBTQIA+ community. In the face of wide-spread devastation, confusion, and fear, queer people banded together in solidarity to care for the sick and to demand the attention and action of the Government.
The virtual park lighting ceremony is meant to commemorate departed friends, family and coworkers and to increase awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which is still affecting the community today.
A signature event of Boston Pride Week, Pride Lights will feature remarks from Mayor Kim Janey, Chief of Health & Human Services Marty Martinez, and a poem reading from Philip Robinson. Virtual performances provided by the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, with others to be announced.
Pride Lights is a collaboration of the City of Boston, Boston Pride and the Blackstone / Franklin Square Neighborhood Association.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
>> Virtual Event <<
streamed online, starting at 6pm
To visit the lit-up park during the month of June, please visit Blackstone Square Park, 1535 Washington St, Boston.
T Station: West Newton Street (Silver line)