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Tue, Jun. 8th, 2010, 05:15 pm
aannnndy: Boston Pride

I was wondering if anyone was marching in the Pride Parade and if they are marching with which group/ organization. I am guessing some are marching with MTPC, is that the case? As I am unsure. If others are marching with that group, do I need to sign up with them in advance? Or can I just show up? Last year I marched with another group and I just showed up. Some information before Saturday would be appreciated.

While I would like to come to Pride this year. I admit I am still on the fence about it. My main reason is I am still occasionally read as female in GLBT spaces. The last GLBT event I went to I was constantly misgendered, and being misgendered is a very sore subject for me.

So if any one has any suggestions on which group to March with and other things that would be great.

Tue, Jun. 8th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)

You can just show up. MTPC just sent out this notice:

Proud to be Transgender, Proud to be an Ally - March with MTPC!
Let’s make it the largest Transgender and ally contingent Boston has ever seen this year!

MTPC is looking for members of our community, our friends, family and allies to join us at Boston Pride on June 12th.

Boston Pride: Saturday, June 12th
Marching: we will meet at 11:30 am on Tremont St in South End - Exact meeting location will be posted on our website and Facebook page on Friday, June 11th (that is when Boston Pride tells us). You can just show up and march with us!

Tabling: Boston City Hall Plaza, Tremont St. near Government Centre Stop on Green Line, 9 am - 6 pm

Don’t like to march, or want spend some time with awesome MTPC folks? Then come and donate an hour or two at our table selling t-shirts, talking up the legislation, and meeting lots of LGBT and allies.

Volunteers needed for following shifts:
9 am -11 am (set up)
11 am - 1 pm
1 pm - 3pm
3 pm - 5 pm
5 pm - 6 pm (break down)
To RSVP to march, or to volunteer, e-mail Rachel at rachel@masstpc.org or call the MTPC office at 1617 778 0519.

Sat June 12 - Pride Night
9 PM-2 AM, Midway Café, 3496 Washington Street, $5 cover, 21+

“Don’t call it a comeback…” Remember when you were dripping with sweat from dancing so hard? Boston’s only explicitly Trans-welcoming queer dance night, returns just in time for Pride with DJ D’hana and special guests DJ Sir Loins and Stella.

This the official MTPC after-party.

12-7 PM, Perkins Street, free entry from 12-1 and $10 after 1 PM
(This event tends to get more women, just as an FYI and the Stuart St block party tends to get more men, but neither is gender exclusive; just to make folks aware.)

This year’s JP Block Party will feature DJ Jodi, DJ D’hana (of The Neighborhood) and DJ Kristen Korpos. All are welcome, but you must be 21+ with ID to drink. Trans welcoming event!

(MTPC is looking for volunteers to table with us at the Block Party.)

For more Pride events, see Boston Pride’s calendar at http://www.bostonpride.org/multicalendar.php

Tue, Jun. 8th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
aannnndy: Thanks

Thank you for this.