June is pride month in Boston. Packed with city-wide events from block parties and parades to comedy shows and roller skating, the city will be celebrating the LGBTQ community of all ages in Boston, New England and beyond.

Massachusetts has been the leader in gaining LGBT equal rights, becoming the first state in the nation to grant same-sex marriages, and most recently Boston Mayor Marty Walsh raised the transgender flag at Boston City Hall to encourage the passing of a bill to protect transgender rights, which was passed into law this month.

Among the pride events, the Boston Red Sox will be hosting a Pride Night on Friday, June 3. Proceeds of tickets will benefit the Boston Pride organization.

Fans will receive a Red Sox pride flag, and have the opportunity to purchase an upgraded VIP ticket to meet Billy Bean, MLB’s Vice-President of Social Responsibility and Inclusion. The VIP ticket will also include a food and beverage buffet in the Champion’s Club and a copy of Billy Bean’s book “Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball.” Billy Bean provides awareness of baseball’s social responsibility initiatives, with a strong focus on LGBT inclusion, and serves on the advisory board for the Sports Equality Foundation, aimed to provide support to LGBT athletes, coaches and team leaders in every sport.

Plus, the Red Sox are providing new healthy and gluten-free food options throughout the park, as well as new activities for fans of all ages like their new behind-the-scenes Virtual Reality Dugout.

Boston Red Sox’s Pride Night tickets can be purchased here, and a full list of all Boston pride events can be found at www.bostonpride.org.

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