Boston Pride Week festivities kicked of Friday with a special flag raising at City Hall Plaza.
The Pride flag was raised at 12 p.m. and will remain raised for the duration of Pride Week.
Mayor Kim Janey wished the city a happy Pride Month in a video posted to Twitter.
"COVID-19 disrupted last year's Pride Events, which would have marked Boston's 50th annual celebration," she said. "But throughout the pandemic and throughout history, the city's LGBTQ+ community has shown profound resilience."
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As the multi-media and community partner for Pride, NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, NBC Sports Boston and NECN will showcase all of the virtual events and activities the organization has created to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect and awareness in Boston and beyond.
This year more than ever, Boston Pride hopes to strengthen community connections by fostering diversity, unity, equity and dignity through education and communication.
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Below is a list of some of the key events of Boston Pride 2021:
Pride Lights: Tuesday, June 8 at 6 p.m.
Pride Night at Fenway Park: Thursday, June 10 at 7:10 p.m.
Express Your Pride: Sunday, June 13 -- all day
Mayoral Candidate Forum: Monday, June 14 at 8 p.m.
Illuminate Pride: All month long
Parade and festival: TBD
For a full list of events, click here.