Boston Pride Collection

Title

Boston Pride Collection

Description

The Boston Pride Collection consists of papers (some originals and some photocopies), photographs, and ephemera from 1970 to the present related to the Boston Pride March and Rally, as well as materials from various celebrations and events during Pride week. The bulk of the collection is news coverage surrounding Pride Week preparations, goals, controversies, and summaries.

Included here are various materials from The History Project Archives documenting the history of Boston Pride.

Contributor

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Collection Items

Marchers near Tremont Street and the Boston Common during Boston's first Pride March, 1971 June 26
Marchers near Tremont Street and the Boston Common during Boston's first Pride March on June 26, 1971.

Marchers with balloons during Boston's first Pride March, 1971 June 26
Marchers with balloons during Boston's first Pride March on June 26, 1971.

Attendees outside the Massachusetts State House hold a sign that reads "FEMALE LIBERATION" during Boston's first Pride March, 1971 June 26
Attendees outside the Massachusetts State House hold a sign that reads "FEMALE LIBERATION" during Boston's first Pride March on June 26, 1971. Another sign reads "REPEAL ALL ANTI-GAY LAWS Socialist Workers Party."

Attendee holds a sign that reads "IF YOU COME OUT YOU CAN'T BE FOUND OUT" during Boston's first Pride March, 1971 June 26
Attendee holds a sign that reads "IF YOU COME OUT YOU CAN'T BE FOUND OUT" during Boston's first Pride March on June 26, 1971.

Police officers outside the Boston Police Department headquarters in Back Bay during Boston's first Pride March, 1971 June 26
Police officers and other department staff members and city officials outside the Boston Police Department headquarters in Back Bay during Boston's first Pride March on June 26, 1971.

Marchers at the corner of Boylston Street during Boston's first Pride March, 1971 June 26
Marchers at the corner of Boylston Street during Boston's first Pride March on June 26, 1971.

Video footage (with very faint audio) from the 1988 Boston Pride march and parade.

Community members in Boston's annual Pride march holding a sign that reads "Women Hold Up Half the Sky"
Image from the 1979 Pride showing marchers coming down Charles Street.
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