‘Bring the Community Together’: Hundreds Celebrate Pride at Road of Rainbows Race and Music Festival – Boston News, Weather, Sports

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BOSTON (WHDH) — A road race and music festival brought hundreds to Boston Common to celebrate Pride on Saturday.

The Road of Rainbows 5K and festival was created last year by the Boston Theater Company. With no Boston Pride parade this year, attendees said community events can be an even more effective way to bring people together.

“It’s actually more precious, I think, more intimate. The parade is fun and fun, but it’s more fun when we’re spread out a bit across town instead of just one small street,” said performer Penny Tentrary.

5K organizers said they were inspired by the sport’s ability to unite and empower participants, and wanted to welcome people of all genders and backgrounds.

“We talk to so many people who are interested in athletics, but they don’t feel included, and we’ve really tried to break down that barrier,” said Joey Frangieh, artistic director of the Boston Theater Company.

“It brings the community together,” said Damien Carter of the House of Snap Dance Troupe

A Pride pop-up festival is also scheduled for 11 a.m. on the Common on Sunday.

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