(Image courtesy DotOut)
DotOut, Dorchester’s own grassroots LGBT group, was recently recognized for its outstanding float at last year’s Boston Pride parade.
The announcement was recently made on Boston Pride’s website, declaring DotOut’s float the “Best Float 2012.”
“It’s incredibly exciting,” said Chris McCoy, the president of DotOut.
Close to 15 volunteers put in over 72 hours of work on the float dubbed “Dot is Right,” a play on the game show the Price is Right, according to McCoy.
“Usually the bigger corporations and clubs win the contest so it’s great to be recognized,” said McCoy, who estimated DotOut has close to 400 members. “Hopefully this will bring some awareness to the neighborhood and its diversity.”
This was the organization’s fourth time taking part in Boston Pride and its first time winning. DotOut has been together for close to 10 years, McCoy said.
“We put a lot of work into this and it’s great to be recognized,” McCoy, a 12-year Dorchester resident said. “Hopefully the city will look to this neighborhood more.”
Boston Pride is a yearly event in the spring that thousands attend to celebrate LGBT individuals.
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