Join Boston Pride this Saturday on April 5th, as they kick off the 2014 season with a dance party fundraising event from 5 – 9 pm at the Wild Rover Tavern at 63 Chatham Street; just a few blocks from the State Street T station.
Admission is $15 with all the proceeds going to benefit Boston Pride.
More details here.
I love this photo and I’m a bit angry with myself for not remembering which of my Twitter followers posted this to give them credit, but I hope you enjoy this and your Sunday morning. Have a great day.
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The people behind Cathedral Station shared their first press release today. In the release they acknowledge that rumors have been circulating for the past few weeks, but they wanted to confirm that Cathedral Station, a Sports Bar that caters to the LGBT community and neighborhood will be opening at 1222 Washington St in Boston’s South End in May.
It went on to also confirm that the bar will be under the direction of Larry Basile and William (Billy) Svetz, the former GM of Fritz. Other familiar faces from Fritz will include Gary Staples and Joe McGowan. The bar will open following some upgrades being made to the property including an entertainment area with pool table and dart boards. Look for a new Facebook page in the coming days.
Tomorrow evening The New England Valkyries Rugby Football Club present Jocks ‘n Socks at the Manhunt Mansion. Enjoy an open bar of beer and wine, food and great music.
All profits from Saturday’s party will go to help send the New England Valkyries to the 2014 Bingham Cup in Australia. More information about the event is available on their event page on Facebook, here. The event will sell out so get tickets online here.
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Bring your honey up to Ogunquit this weekend and check out Maine Street’s Bear Tea Dance on Saturday, March 29th from 4 pm – 8 pm. Getting a room should be easy during the off season but be sure to call ahead. More information about the Bear Tea Dance is on FB here.
As the nation gets more accustomed to referring to “gay marriage” and “same sex marriage” by it’s proper name, marriage equality, those barely concealed homophobic laws enacted in the first decade of the 21st century banning gays and lesbians from marrying, seem to be falling faster than ‘Born Agains’ at a baptism. Erik Eckholm from The NY Times wrote an excellent piece this past weekend, Wave of Appeals Expected to Turn the Tide on Same-Sex Marriage Bans, that is worth reading.
Eckholm writes, “Legal experts say the country is entering what one called a “marriage spring” and predict that several of the circuit courts, which hold sway over a group of states, will rule that state laws limiting marriage to a man and a woman are unconstitutional.”
Give the article a read if you missed it and are interested in this sort of thing. It is brief and very easy to follow. You can read it here.
Believe it or not, June is not that far away and the Boston Pride Committee late last week announced that the 2014 Pride Celebrations theme will be: Be yourself, change the world.
Boston’s Pride Committee wants you to nominate this year’s 2014 Parade Marshals. The Parade has two categories: Grand Marshal and Honorary Marshal, which is only given posthumously.
I’m still not certain who I’ll nominate for the 2014 Parade Marshal. I would love it to be someone with ties to Boston, but that isn’t a prerequisite and for that reason, I’m contemplating Michael Sam because of his brave decision to come out. However, I’m not 100% decided on this.
I will nominate the late, Nelson Mandela for Honorary Marshal. Despite his inaction to help prevent the spread of AIDS when he led South Africa he ultimately came around to champion prevention and education efforts and he certainly was true to himself and changed the world.
Submit nominations by emailing the nominees name and contact information, along with how they best represent this year’s theme, to Nominations@BostonPride.org. The deadline to send a nomination is April 15th.
Believe it or not, it is time to rise and shine.
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Although I don’t wear them, I like short shorts.
I’ve previously written about this event, which an opportunity to socialize and network if you are contemplating a job change or actively looking for work. For first time participants, I suggest focusing your networking on the actual attendees who represent nearly every industry. While the booths are staffed with people happy to talk about hiring at their firms, it is really the attendees whom you need to introduce yourself, but none of that will be possible if you don’t first register. The past two years this event has filled to capacity so RSVP.
Register for Boston Spirit Magazine Networking Night – April 17th