Hot Sheet: Pride Gone Wild
BY Advocate.com Editors
June 13 2014 5:29 PM ET
6. EVENT: Boston and Oregon Pride
No matter which coast you're on, Pride Month continues with some epic festivals this weekend.
Boston has been showing off its Pride all week, embracing this year's theme of "Be Yourself, Change the World." Saturday's annual Pride Parade steps off at 11 a.m., with Gov. Deval Patrick and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence serving as grand marshals, followed by more than 200 groups proudly marching in the streets, with thousands expected to attend the festival. The city's Pride is evident even on its crosswalks — two of which have been painted in rainbow colors for the celebration. Get all the info, including festival schedules and party details, right here.
Portland, Ore., celebrates all the colors of the rainbow with Pride Northwest, taking over downtown Portland starting at noon Saturday. The two-day festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park asks for a $7 donation upon entry but promises no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. With marriage equality newly the law in the Evergreen State, the celebrations are sure to be especially joyful this year. Portland's parade, led by grand marshal Daniel Franzese, steps off at 11 a.m. Sunday. Find more information at PrideNW.org. – Sunnivie Brydum