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Boston Pride Names Chris Harris Honorary Parade Marshal for June Parade

Wednesday Jan 9, 2019
Boston Pride Names Chris Harris Honorary Parade Marshal for June Parade

In a statement honoring Chris Harris, the club promoter who died earlier today, Boston Pride named him an Honorary Parade Marshal for the upcoming Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The statement reads as follows

"Boston Pride is saddened by the loss of Chris Harris, the premier LGBTQ event promoter in New England. For the past decade Chris helped to revive the community's nightclub scene. Club nights known as "Chris Harris Presents" gained popularity and are known throughout the community.

"Chris loved the community and always wanted to help where he could. His support over the years of both Boston Pride and Rhode Island Pride was unwavering. Chris helped Boston Pride secure entertainment for events as well as support volunteers with free passes to his club nights for working at Pride events. When Boston Pride hosted its first international Pride conference in 2012, Chris hosted all the delegates at his venues and treating each one as a VIP. To this day, Interpride members talk fondly about the warm welcome they received in Boston.

"Boston Pride sends our heartfelt condolences to Chris's family, his business partner and friend Rafael and all his friends. Chris's presence will be missed however, his legacy of commitment and dedication to the community will live on.

"In recognition of Chris's contributions to Boston Pride and to the LGBTQ community, the Board of Boston Pride has voted to name Chris Harris as an Honorary Parade Marshal for the upcoming Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8, 2019."

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