Chris Harris, Leader in the RI Gay Community Passes
Friday, January 11, 2019
Chris Harris was Pride. He lived and breathed it. In October of 2018, we bestowed Chris Harris with our annual Pyramid of Pride Award for his lifetime of service to the Rhode Island LGBTQ+ community, according to a release from Rhode Island Pride.
It is with that same gratitude and appreciation that the Rhode Island Pride Board of Directors voted to name Chris Harris as an Honorary Marshall in our 2019 Illuminated Night Time Parade, which will take place on Saturday, June 15th at 8:30 pm in downtown Providence.
Rhode Island Pride sends our love and sympathy to Chris's family and friends and the entire EGO Providence and Chris Harris Presents family.
Visiting hours will be on Monday, January 14th at 3:00 - 8:00 pm at Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Homes, 331 Smith Street, Providence, RI, 02908.
An EPIC ‘Celebration of Life’ event will take place on Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30 pm at the Providence Biltmore Hotel, followed by a parade procession starting at 8:30 pm from The Biltmore to the after party at Club EGO.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online to the ‘Chris Harris Tribute Fund at the National LGBT Cancer Network’ at ChrisHarrisTribute.org or by check mailed to Chris Harris Tribute Fund at the National LGBT Cancer Network, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St. Suite 2137, Pawtucket, RI 02860. This fund will be used to establish a LGBTQ cancer prevention and education program in Rhode Island and beyond.