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United in Pride: Unity in Community Ride [8/12/23]
August 12 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Unity in Community ride series presented by Bikes Not Bombs
Ride #3: Saturday, August 12th, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM social, 11:30 AM program start
Ride distance: 11.5 miles (view official route on RideWithGPS)
Location (start/end point): Bikes Not Bombs Hub & Bike Shop (284 Amory St.)
Free Bluebikes passes are available! Use the code UNITYRIDE3 in the Bluebikes mobile app for a free daily Adventure Pass.
The architecture of a community goes far beyond buildings. As we recognized Pride Month in June, we’re spotlighting some of the historical places in and around Boston that comprise this city’s rich and vibrant LGBTQ culture. From bars to churches, from libraries to law firms, the importance of physical space to marginalized groups has had an immense impact not only on the ways that Boston’s LGBTQ communities have organized, but how they’ve built culture upon foundations of strong heritage. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, many of Boston’s most beloved and important historically queer spaces have been demolished, abandoned, or repurposed. Many of us, even with connections to the LGBTQ communities in and around Boston, are unaware of our city’s rich and vibrant history; in recognizing where these places stood and by educating others about their importance to American history, we can trace the social geography of Boston’s LGBTQ heritage and perhaps become inspired to preserve other non-traditional yet culturally significant spaces.
Questions? Email Montell Khaldi, Youth Organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org.