On Saturday, June 8th, 2013 thousands attended the 43rd Annual Boston Pride Parade. With Pride Marshall, Mayor Thomas Menino, hundreds marched in this year's parade. Notable attendees were former Celtics player Jason Collins, Boston Marathon Hero Carlos Arredondo and the officers from the New England Gay Officers Action League (G.O.A.L.), along with various politicians, activists and GLBT supporters. The Boston Police Department is proud to have been featured in the parade, along with partaking in other pride festivities. The Pride Theme of 2013 is “Moving Forward, Proud, Strong and United,” a phrase that not only defines the revelries, but also, the City of Boston as a whole.