Category Archives: Gay

Cathedral Station Facebook page is live

Cathedral StationIf you’ve been reading my blog you know that Cathedral Station is a new gay bar that will open in the space formerly occupied by the Red Fez on Washington Street in Boston’s South End. You may not have realized it, but the (soon to open) gay bar or as I like to refer to it, heterosexual-friendly bar, quietly introduced their Facebook page on Monday.

Like Cathedral Station Facebook Page Here

Furry Friday

Furry FridayIt is a very schweddy furry Friday.

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Brendan Eich Mozilla’s CEO resigns after it was learned he donated money to Prop 8

Prop 8Nearly 10 years ago Massachusetts became the first state to legalize “gay marriage”. At the time only The Netherlands, Belgium and parts of Canada had a similar law (source).  Massachusetts was ridiculed and derided and while it gave many in the LGBT community a sense of pride and hope, we all felt terrible when after a brief window of opportunity in California, Prop 8 passed (source).

One could argue it was that demoralizing vote back in 2008 that made marriage equality the social justice and civil rights issue of our day.  Lines were drawn and sides were taken and ever since that day, opponents of marriage equality have watched those lines continually be redrawn as more Americans (and now a majority) support the right to marry who you love.

However, back in 2008 and certainly in the years that followed, one could never imagine that the support of such a hateful law could come back to cause one to lose their job, but that is what happened today when Mozilla’s CEO, Brendan Eich, was forced to step down after employees of that firm drew attention to political contributions Eich made in 2008 opposing same-sex marriage.

The Washington Post has more about it here.

Boston Pride Happy Hour is Saturday, April 5th

Boston Pride Happy HourJoin 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.

Scruffy Sunday

Scruffy SundayI 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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Cathedral Station (a.k.a. The Old Fritz) to open in May

Fritz BostonThe 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.

Jocks ‘n Socks Party this Saturday

Manhunt MansionTomorrow 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.

 

Furry Friday

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OGT Alert: Bear Tea Dance at Maine Street

Gay OgunquitBring 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.

Marriage equality “tipping point”

marriage equalityAs 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.

Boston Pride week theme: Be yourself, change the world

Chandler Street Block PartyBelieve 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.

Boston Pride Grand Marshal nomineeI’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.

Boston Pride Marshal nomineeI 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.

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Gay agenda

Gay Agenda

Scruffy Sunday

Scruffy Sunday Believe it or not, it is time to rise and shine.

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Do you make passes at guys who wear glasses

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Bonus fur

Bonus Fur Furry FridayAlthough I don’t wear them, I like short shorts.