Boston Pride Lights: Honoring Those Living with and Lost to HIV/AIDS Epidemic


Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Blackstone Square Park 1535 Washington St, Boston

Pink and magenta lights scattered across a park at night

Honoring Those Living with, and Those We Lost to, the HIV/AIDS Epidemic


The HIV/AIDS Crisis of the 1980s and the early 90s is a defining event in the history of the LGBTQIA+ community. In the face of wide-spread devastation, confusion, and fear, queer people banded together in solidarity to care for the sick and to demand the attention and action of the Government.

A signature event of Boston Pride Week, Pride Lights will feature remarks from Mayor Kim Janey, Chief of Health & Human Services Marty Martinez, and a poem reading from Philip Robinson.  Virtual performances provided by the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, with others to be announced. Pride Lights is a collaboration of the City of Boston, Boston Pride and the Blackstone / Franklin Square Neighborhood Association.

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