GLAD Supports Trans Resistance MA and Pride 4 the People in Calls for Transformation at Boston Pride

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) joins in solidarity with Black trans leaders and former Boston Pride volunteers in calling for transformation at the Boston Pride organization. Pride is about protest, celebration, and community and should be a welcoming, safe space for all. Boston deserves a Pride in which Black and POC LGBTQ+ community members have a strong voice in leadership and which works to address the issues causing harm to our community, including systemic racism and police violence.

Guided by our organizational values of justice and lived equality; inclusion, equity, and mutual respect; anti-racism; and collaboration GLAD will not be participating in official Boston Pride events in 2021. In solidarity with Trans Resistance MA and Pride 4 the People GLAD supports the Trans Resistance March and Vigil for Black Trans Lives taking place on June 12.