As Raquel Blake, the fabulous drag queen who emceed the 15th annual Massachusetts Youth Pride festival, took to the stage May 9 to kick off the day’s festivities at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common, the clouds that hung ominously in the air for much of the morning let loose a light rain shower. All around the bandstand umbrellas began popping up throughout the crowd, but the estimated 4000 to 5000 attendees mostly stayed put, willing to brave the rain to celebrate Youth Pride. Said Blake, "It’s a little cloudy, but I think we can manage to put a little rainbow up in the sky, can’t we?" Judging from the cheers that rang out from the crowd it was clear that most everyone agreed.
This year’s Youth Pride theme was "We are Making it Better". Thousands of gay youth and their supporters showed up for this annual event. The highlight of the afternoon was "RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Two" star Jessica Wild who performed and signed autographs. Jim Clerkin from Kiss 108 and Raquel Blake hosted the day’s event.
Joe Fiore presented the first Furball party of 2015 on MLK weekend. The bears had lots of fun at this amazing venue. Beats were by DJ's Corey Craig, B.Duron, Jonny Mack and Damian. We can't forget the sexy Go-Go boys that kept us dancing all night long.