In its sophomore year, Boston Pride’s program dedicated to athletes and sports fans will combine beloved legacy events with high-energy new ventures. Our 2018 World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox, will welcome once again queer baseball fans for the seventh annual Pride Night @ Fenway Park on June 11. Fighting for another title, our local team will oppose the Texas Rangers as thousands of fans will don their gay apparel in the stands. A pregame Pride Party on the Right Field Roof Deck will welcome all Boston Pride ticket-holders for music, games, and refreshing beverages. The first pitch will be thrown by a lucky community member and raffle winner… maybe you?
At the intersection of sports and clubbing, Pride Week in 2019 will institute an early morning yoga and dancing ritual: Daybreaker Pride at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (May 30) invites early risers for a morning of upbeat, intergenerational, alcohol-free fun.
This year, Boston Pride and Invictus Boston inaugurate the first CrossFit Pride event in our city, Boston Pride OUTWOD. Gymgoers, fitness enthusiasts and competitive crossfitters alike will join on the evening of June 5 for a high-intensity workout in the Back Bay.
In January, the Boston Celtics joined the Pride Sports family and hosted their first ever Pride Night @ The Celtics. Beyond the Celtics’ handy win over the Indiana Pacers (108-135), the evening saw over two hundred community fans cheer as Boston Gay Basketball League members got to perform a shoot-a-round on the Garden floor. The celebration of Pride in basketball culminated with the honoring of multi-Gay Games medalist and nAGLY executive director Steve Harrington, as the “Hero Among Us” by the Boston Celtics organization.•