Category Archives: Philanthropy

Hooked: A new film about LGBT homeless youth

Photo Credit: Braden Summers

Photo Credit: Braden Summers

Last week I posted a video of Max Emerson – actor, writer, director and (my favorite) underwear model – doing an ab work out in the buff (watch it here).

You could say he was showing off his assets to raise money for a film called, Hooked, that focuses on LGBT homeless youth.   I’ve just made a personal donation of $50 to show my support for this project and I know it would mean the world to Max if you would help spread the word and provide a small donation too.

The IndieGoGo campaign has about one month left to raise money. You can learn more about Hooked, by visiting the project’s IndieGoGo campaign HERE.

You’re invited to Promise Place Boston gala

Promise Place School GalaThe Promise Place School’s first-ever Boston Gala has been scheduled for Saturday, 26 September, 2015 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center. Money raised at the gala will lend critical support to the Promise Place School’s mission to offer permanent and safe living and educational environment for LGBTQ homeless youth.

Unfamiliar with Promise Place School and the work they are doing in our community to help homeless gay youth? You can learn more here.

Promise Place Boston Gala – September 26th

GLAD’s summer party in Ptown is July 25th

The MacArthur FoundationGLAD’S 34th Annual Summer Party

The Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders is a local non profit that has been helping the LGBT community here and around the country since it was first formed in 1978. In recent years GLAD’s Civil Rights Project Director, Mary Bonauto, has received much attention as a Marriage Equality advocate with significant rulings in cases like Goodridge v. Department of Public Health which made Massachusetts the first state in which same-sex couples could marry in 2004 and more recently arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Obergefell v. Hodges case on April 28, 2015. A that case will determine if state bans against same-sex marriage are constitutional and considered one of the most important civil rights cases to come before the U.S. Supreme Court in modern history.

Show your support for the work GLAD is doing on behalf of marriage equality and other important civil liberties by joining them at their 34th Annual Summer Party.

Gay & Lesbian Advocate & DefendersSaturday, July 25, 2015
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

For more information and tickets click here

Summer Inn the City is July 15th

Pine Street Inn Summer Inn the CityPine Street Inn is hosting their annual “Summer Inn the City” fund raiser to help the Innbassadors program for the Pine Street Inn.  This is a group of Boston’s emerging leaders who are committed to the mission of ending homelessness in our city.  Help support this program and the Pine Street Inn by coming to this year’s party hosted at the Ink Block here in the South End. Tickets to the party are just $50 and include food and drink for the night.

Purchase your tickets to 2015 Summer Inn the City here.

Gay for Good Boston volunteers at Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo Gay for Good BostonGAY FOR GOOD is a volunteer organization that operates in Boston and ten other cities around the US.  The group aims to energize and mobilize the LGBT community to interact with the greater community by volunteering their time to various social welfare and environmental service projects.

Each month, Gay For Good Boston selects a different non-profit to donate our time for a community service project.  Next month on Saturday, July 11th GAY FOR GOOD Boston will help the Franklin Park Zoo with their park beautification for the peak of summer tourist season. There is plenty of parking, and this project is accessible by MBTA bus routes #16 or #45.  Following the volunteer work everyone is welcome to join at Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain for lunch.  RSVP before this program fills to capacity.

WHEN: July 11, 2015 at 10am
WHERE: Franklin Park Zoo / 1 Franklin Park Rd
CONTACT:  Gary Fortin –

Martinis & Masterpieces

Martinis and Masterpieces for Arts and Business Council of BostonWednesday, June 10th the Arts & Business Council is hosting their annual fundraiser at the Boston Children’s Museum at 308 Congress Street in downtown Boston.  Starting at 6:30 you can join over 200 guests from the arts, business, and legal communities of Greater Boston to celebrate our thriving creative economy and recognize those business and legal professionals who work to strengthen it.

Tickets are $150 each. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets visit the event website at Martinis & Masterpieces 2015.

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl June 2-4, 2015

Scooper Bowl Jimmy Fund all you can eat ice cream in BostonLater this week Boston’s most delicious fundraiser takes place June 2-4 at City Hall Plaza.  Funds raised go to benefit the Jimmy Fund so embrace your Dad Bod and help yourself to as much ice cream as you like because it is all going to a worthy cause.

Tickets start at just $10 and this year’s participants include: Baskin Robbins, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Delish by Walgreens, Edy’s, Friendly’s, Hood, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Yuengling’s Ice Cream.

Scooper Bowl Dates and Hours
Tuesday 12Noon – 8PM
Wednesday 12Noon – 10PM
Thursday 12Noon – 8PM

For more details visit the official 2015 Scooper Bowl website.