2009 Boston Gay Pride Parade

In defiance of Boston’s meteorologists, the weather for the 2009 Boston Gay Pride Parade dawned bright and warm; and after a week of soggy weather, the Boston gay community was in a party mood.

Thousands lined the streets of the parade route, and over 150 groups marched past to cheers and flag-waving. We’ve got hundreds of photos of the festivities - join us as we relive the fun!

Across the country and around the world, cities large and small throw Gay Pride Festivals to celebrate community, family and freedom found in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender life. This year, the Grand Marshal is Pathways to Wellness, the Celebrity Marshal is none other than 2009 Boston Gay Pride Festival and Parade Melissa Etheridge herself and the Honorary Marshal is Barbara Jordan.