2017 Boston Pride Guide

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Boston Pride Marshals Presenting the Communityselected Marshals for Pride Week 2017 GRAND MARSHAL Credit: Hurley Event Photography.

Kristen E. Porter Kristen E. Porter, PhD, MS, MAc, LAc, JP celebrates 20 years of leadership, advocacy, and service to the LGBTQ community. Kristen Porter Presents (which includes Dyke Night®, The List: Boston’s Queer Agenda, and One Night StandUp) creates high-quality, inclusive, accessible events that support the LGBTQ community artistically, socially, and philanthropically, along with free weekly/monthly local queer events, classifieds, and housing e-blasts. Kristen’s gerontological research on resilience in sexual minority older adults, transgender, and gender-nonconforming

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older adults, as well as those aging with HIV, has been published, presented, and cited nationally and internationally. She serves as national Chair of the Emerging Scholars and Professional Organization (ESPO) for the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Her two decades of hands-on care for the LGBTQ/HIV community has included roles as an acupuncturist, death midwife, justice of the peace, and foster parent, in addition to serving as executive director of the non-profit AIDS Care Project and Pathways to Wellness.