Black Pride & Latinx Pride
Boston Black Pride and Boston Latinx Pride are programs of Boston Pride seeking to center the voices of queer people of color and to provide safe spaces for Pride-related events and community gatherings. Through continued partnerships with organizations in the region, Black and Latinx Pride have shone since the start of the year.
Latinx Pride co-presented, in March and April, a series of screenings as part of the ever-growing Wicked Queer, the Boston LGBT Film Festival. These included ¿Cómo te llamas? (Eva and Candela) by Ruth Caudeli, José by Li Cheng, Las Hijas del Fuego (The Daughters of Fire) by Albertina Carri, The Garden Left Behind by Flavio Alves, the US premiere of Breve Historia del Planeta Verde (Brief Story from The Green Planet) by Santiago Loza, the world premiere of Segunda Estrella a la Derecha (Second Star on the Right) by Ruth Caudeli, Las Herederas (The Heiress) by Marcelo Martinessi, the New England premiere of Yo Imposible (Being Impossible) by Patricia Ortega, as well as the program of LatinX shorts.
Planning is currently underway to bring dedicated Black & Latinx events during Pride Week 2019. These will include Latino Wednesday at Legacy nightclub (June 5), the Pride Community Boat Cruise produced by the Multicultural AIDS Coalition (June 8), the annual open mic “If you can feel it, you can speak it” at Bella Luna & The Milky Way at The Brewery (June 13), and EN-ER-GY X at Oberon (June 14).•