We wish everyone a fantastic new Pride Year ahead and look forward to seeing everyone next year in Montreal!
The InterPride 2012 delegation participating in the pre-conference trip to Provincetown made an appearance on Channel 5 – ABC this morning! Check-out the video below:
Yes, yes, the conference schedule is (finally!) fully updated. To consult it, click this link:
All workshops abstracts have now been posted. Please click the button below to read about the 75+ workshops offered during InterPride 2012 Boston!
30th Anniversary Gala Dinner
7pm – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, 220 Morrissey Blvd
During the Gala Dinner, we will honor the six organizations and the fifteen individuals who gathered in Boston 30 years ago to form the organization known today as InterPride:
Sean Johnson (deceased)
Cheryl Ruddy (deceased)
David Colle (deceased)
Fred Goldhaber (deceased)
R. Paul Martin
Konstantine Berlandt (deceased)
12noon – Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Back Bay Ballroom C/D
Since their debut at the 2010 Boston Asian American Film Festival, the Genki Spark has made over 140 public appearances at universities and schools, community events, and cultural celebrations throughout the greater Boston area and have been featured on panel presentations, TV, and radio. The multi-generational, passionate, and committed women of The Genki Spark promote the visibility and voice of Asian women with their positive attitudes, team spirit, and zest for life while advocating respect for all. For more information: www.TheGenkiSpark.org or Facebook.com/thegenkispark.
Boston Tea Party
7:30pm – Microsoft NERD Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Dr. Daniel B. Baer
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
U.S. Department of State
Daniel Baer was sworn in as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor on November 23, 2009. Dr. Baer’s portfolio for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor includes the Office of East Asian Pacific Affairs, the Office of African Affairs, the Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs and the Internet freedom office. Prior to joining the Department of State, Dr. Baer was an Assistant Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he taught business ethics to MBA and undergraduate students. In 2007-2008 he was a Faculty Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University. From 2004-2007, Dr. Baer worked at The Boston Consulting Group where he was a Project Leader and provided strategic advice to leaders in the corporate, government, and non-profit sectors. A Colorado native, Daniel Baer holds doctoral and masters degrees in international relations from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in social studies and African American studies.
E. Denise Simmons, M.S.
Vice Mayor Denise Simmons sits on the City Council of Cambridge, Mass. and was the mayor of Cambridge during the 2008-2009 term. She was the first openly lesbian African-American mayor in the United States, and the first female African-American mayor in Massachusetts. She grew up in Cambridge and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy from Antioch College. In 1982, she established the Cambridgeport Insurance Agency which she still manages. Denise is also a photo archivist and family historian, and has facilitated workshops for public and private organizations both nationally and locally-including for the Cambridge Public Schools.
God-Des & She
A hip-hop/pop/soul duo bred in the Midwest, God-Des & She now play to packed venues all over the world. God-Des & She’s energy and talent have caught the attention of industry and listeners alike, ever since they appeared on Showtime’s hit series “The L Word.” They will be releasing their 4th full length album “United States of God-Des & She” at the end of 2012. Check out their previous releases online at www.god-desandshe.com.
7pm – Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Louis-Georges Tin is a French, human rights activist involved in the struggle against homophobia and racism. Tin is an academic who earned a PhD in humanities and social sciences from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS). While at ENS, he founded the school’s association of gay students in 1997. In 2004, Tin established the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), an annual worldwide event observed every May 17th in commemoration of the day when homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (5/17/1990). IDAHO aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work. In 2004, he also founded France’s Council of Black Associations, which federates many black organizations in the country, and became its president in 2011. In 2009, as president of the IDAHO committee, he launched a campaign against transphobia which garnered the supported of over 300 non-governmental organizations in 75 countries. As a result of this campaign, the French government removed transsexualisme from its list of mental illnesses, becoming the first country in the world to do so. Tin and other IDAHO committee members conducted a hunger strike in June 2012 to pressure the French government to take the initiative on a United Nations resolution to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide. Louis-Georges Tin is currently a professor at EHESS (France’s most prestigious school of humanities and social sciences) and a lecturer at Orleans University School of Education. Tin’s numerous publications include Homophobia Dictionary (2003), The Invention of Heterosexual Culture (2008), and The Pact for Equality and Diversity (2012). Tin has been widely recognized for his work, receiving multiple human rights awards in France, Sweden, Germany, and Russia.
10am – Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Back Bay Ballroom C/D
David Foucher is the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the EDGE Media Network; as such he is responsible for the company’s direction and the development of its web network, mobile product line and digital magazine. Prior to joining EDGE, David was Vice President and CTO for Technology Review at MIT and Director with the MIT News Office. He has developed award winning digital solutions for Boston Medical Center and has assisted a number of global brands and organizations with digital strategy and products, including UBS, Aid for AIDS, St. Vincent’s Hospital and NASA.
Hello delegates! Registration and check-in will be held daily during the conference, at the registration area on the 3rd floor of the Sheraton Boston Hotel (right up the main stairs). The registration area will be open at the following times:
If you have any question or request when registration is closed, come talk to us at the conference office in the Hampton room!