June 09, 2018

CBS Boston: Walsh, Warren, Etheridge Join Thousands In Boston Pride Parade

With rainbow flags and bright colors, tens of thousands of people marched with pride and concern Saturday in the 48th Boston Pride Parade.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh marched the two-mile route through the Back Bay and South End with the U.S. Council of Mayors and 300 different organizations. This year’s theme of “Rainbow Resistance” reflects opposition to new and rising threats against the LGBTQ community, including a November ballot question asking voters whether to keep or repeal the state’s 2016 anti-discrimination law.

Senator Elizabeth Warren and singer-activist Melissa Etheridge also took part in the parade.

Warren said this ballot question will be the first statewide referendum on transgender rights and repealing the decision would be a step in the wrong direction.

“It means that Massachusetts would have embraced prejudice, ugliness and fear. We are not going to repeal our transgender bill and we are going to stand up for what is right and what’s important to Massachusetts,” Warren said.

Read the full story on the CBS Boston website here.

By:  Paul Burton
Source: CBS Boston