Category Archives: Philanthropy

Gay For Good Boston: Charles River clean up

Gay for GoodNext Saturday (August 23rd) Boston’s chapter of Gay for Good will be helping the Charles River Watershed clean up the Charles River.

Details about the meet up location will be shared prior to the event for interested volunteers who RSVP.  Following the clean up G4G Boston will be hosting a picnic from Noon to 1:00 PM.

G4G Charles River clean up on Saturday, August 23

Volunteers are encouraged to bring sunblock and water; no open toe shoes or sandals.  To RSVP or if you need a ride, please link here.

Note: For those looking for a ride contact Bobby Morris. His email is included on the RSVP page (link shared above).

Brew at the Zoo Saturday, Aug 16

Franklin Park ZooThis year marks the Franklin Zoo’s fifth annual beer-tasting event featuring stations hosted by local breweries and restaurants.

This is the first year the entire Zoo will be open for the event, allowing you the opportunity to sip delicious brews while visiting the zoo.  Although I’ve never been, it seems like a great event for animal lovers. This year’s Brew at the Zoo is this Saturday, August 16th from 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.  Tickets purchased in advance are $50 or $60 at the door.  For more details and to purchase tickets for Brew at the Zoo visit the event website here.

#IceBucketChallenge on Copley Square Lawn at 1PM

IceBucketChallenge Julian EdelmanPerhaps you’ve seen a number of your friends in the Boston area pouring buckets of freezing ice water on their heads to help raise awareness and money for ALS. has arranged to host a large #IceBucketChallenge for all who want to participate today at 1PM on the Copley Square lawn. Here’s what you need to know.

Where: Copley Square lawn
When: Thursday, Aug. 7, 1 p.m.

Help spread the word. More details here.

Hunks in Trunks at Manhunt Mansion on Saturday

New England ValkyriesThis Saturday the New England Valkyries are hosting their annual fundraiser at the Manhunt Mansion from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Admission to the pool party / fundraiser is $30.

Want to learn more about the New England Valkyries? Check out and “Like” their Facebook page here. You can purchase tickets to this Saturday’s pool party here.

Below are a few photos from past pool parties at the MH mansion.

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Bachelors needed for Harbor to the Bay auction

harbor to the bay bachelor auctionThe organizers of the Harbor to the Bay Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction are still looking for men willing to step forward as a bachelor to help them with this fun / important fundraiser.

Are you interested or do you have a friend who would like to participate?  Applications (and more information) are available –  email:

All applications must be submitted by this Sunday, July 20th.

Gay for Good: Franklin Park Zoo June 28th

Gay for Good Boston Gay for Good Boston (G4G) will head to Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo later this month on Saturday, June 28th to help with the beautification of the park ahead of the zoo’s peak summer season. A lunch is planned immediately after at Doyle’s Cafe at 3484 Washington Street in JP.  If you are interested in joining this volunteer opportunity, you must register / RSVP.

RSVP for June 28th – Franklin Park Zoo Today

Gay for Good Boston aims to energize and mobilize the LGBT community by volunteering time to various social welfare and environmental service projects.  Gay for Good also has chapters in Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.  You can learn more about this organization by visiting here.

Heels for Hope

BAGLYEach year there is that one party or event that exceeds expectations and floods Facebook with photos.  For Boston Pride 2014, I think that event was Heels for Hope. When Michael Labrecque and his friends approached BoMA to host a party that involved high heels and helping Boston Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Youth (BAGLY) none of them realized how many guys would show up. Kudos to the group for raising $2,800 for BAGLY and for hosting what turned out to be one of my favorite parties of the year. Below I’ve included some of the photos from all the fun.


GLSEN annual summer party on Fire Island

Gay Lesbian and Straight Education NetworkI don’t normally write about events on Fire Island but the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is a great and worthy organization I’m only too happy to promote. I also know a lot of guys who read this blog spend time on Fire Island so I wanted to give this fun summer party that helps raise money for GLSEN a shout out.

If you’re not going to be on Fire Island that weekend but have friends who will be – pass the post or information along to them.

Event Details
Saturday, July 12 from 1-4PM
135 Beach Hill, Fire Island Pines

Tickets are $50: Buy your tickets here

Heels for Hope at BoMA: Wednesday, June 11

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Photo Credit: Ryan Edward Scott

Wednesday, June 11th, Michael Labrecque is hosting Heels for Hope at BoMA Restaurant and Bar at 1415 Washington Street in the South End.  The event, Heels for Hope, will honor BAGLY and include raffles and other fun for everyone who attends.

If you’re itching to put on some pumps and looking for an excuse to get out and have fun with friends, check out this event next Wednesday.  More details about Boston’s first annual Heels for Hope can be found on their Facebook page, here.

Heels for Hope:  Wed. June 11th at 7PM at BoMA Restaurant

Scooper Bowl to beneft Jimmy Fund starts tomorrow

Jimmy FundThe Jimmy Fund’s annual Scooper Bowl – an all you can eat Ice Cream extravaganza and summer tradition here in Boston – starts tomorrow so get your tickets and head down to City Hall Plaza.

Tuesday, June 3 – Thursday, June 5, 2014
Noon – 8 p.m. in 
City Hall Plaza, Boston

Get Your Tickets Here

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl starts next Tuesday

Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund’s annual Scooper Bowl – an all you can eat Ice Cream extravaganza and summer tradition here in Boston – starts next Tuesday so mark your calendars and get your tickets.

Tuesday, June 3 – Thursday, June 5, 2014
Noon – 8 p.m. in 
City Hall Plaza, Boston
Buy Your Tickets Here – while they last


The Theater Offensive climACTS! Bold

This is the second year I’ve attended The Theater Offensive (TTO) annual fundraiser and celebration, climACTS!  TTO celebrated their 25th Anniversary by throwing a fantastically fun party and acknowledging Tony Award-winning star, Billy Porter, by presenting him with their  OUT on the Edge Award. 

TTO works to present the diversity of the LGBT community through art to help break through personal isolation, challenges and status quo.   If you’ve never attended one of their programs, check out this video then like their Facebook Page and attend an upcoming TTO event.

climACTS! Bold – May 19th

Theater Offensive BostonI’ve been writing about The Theater Offensive’s fundraiser, climACTS! BOLD, and now the event is practically here.

Will you be attending this fantastic party to benefit The Theater Offensive? Say hello if you see me (and thank you in advance for posing for a photo).  This year’s special guest is musician and Broadway star, Billy Porter, currently playing the Kinky Boots role of Lola on Broadway.

VIP and General Admission tickets remain available.

Tickets to climACTS! BOLD
Monday, May 19 at the Wilbur Theater
6:00 PM VIP/Sponsor Reception 7:00 PM General Admission

Community Servings: LifeSavor 2014

LifeSavor Boston 2014Last Thursday the local not-for-profit, Community Servings, which focuses on providing food and nutrition programs in 18 cities in MA to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses, hosted the 22nd LifeSavor fundraiser.

This posh fundraiser hosted at the Langham Hotel brings together 800 guests and Boston’s culinary community. Patrons mingle at an elegant cocktail reception and impressive silent auction then head off to enjoy dinners at some of Boston’s most impressive restaurants before meeting later in the evening back at the Langham Hotel for a fun After Party.Community ServingsI attended the cocktail reception and impressive silent auction from 5:30 – 7:00 PM with my friend and fellow blogger of a 40-Something Life. Below are some of the photographs from the reception; much thanks to everyone who agreed to pose for a picture.

If you didn’t attend Community Servings LifeSavor event and would either like to donate or learn more about volunteering, please visit their website,

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More about this fantastic event here:

Community Servings’ LifeSavor this Thursday

Life Savor Community ServingsNo plans this Thursday? Perhaps you would like to check out Community Servings 22nd annual LifeSavor benefit on Thursday, May 8, 2014, that starts at 5:30 p.m. at The Langham Hotel in downtown Boston.

More About LifeSavor Here

While the dinner tickets are now sold out, you can still purchase tickets to the cocktail reception.  The cocktail reception tickets are $200 each but the money goes to support a great local charity, Community Servings, and it includes delicious hors d’oeuvres from Executive Chef Mark Sapienza, mixology demonstrations by renowned bartender Domingo Barreres of Bogie’s Place, as well as an exciting silent auction.

If you see me there, please say, “Hello” and smile for the camera as I’ll be doing my best (without my ace cameraman – Sergio) to snap photos of all the fun at the Langham Hotel.