Gov. Deval Patrick, Katherine Patrick, Diane Patrick march in Pride
What a Difference a Governor Can Make
by Patricia A.Â Gozemba
Bay Windows Contributor
Thursday Jun 19, 2008
The First Family of Massachusetts raised the celebratory level of the 2008 Pride Parade in Boston to dizzying new levels. During Pride Week, the Patrick family showed enormous grace, leadership, and love as the political met the personal. In a vacuum of national leadership on marriage equality, governors, and sometimes their families, can and must lead the way.
On June 9, 2007, Governor Deval Patrick made history when he became the first sitting governor to march in a Gay Pride parade. His youngest daughter, Katherine, joined him. As they marched up Beacon Street past the State House, the crowds cheered wildly. MORE