Category Archives: Philanthropy

Dinnerfest 2015 tickets now on sale

victory programs, blc, boston living centerVictory Programs (A.K.A. The Living Center) is holding their annual Dinnerfest fundraiser later this month on Sunday, April 26th from 3-6PM at The Red Lantern Restaurant in Boston in the South End.  Proceeds will go to help their clients, many of whom are  HIV+.

This fundraiser has been going on in Boston for years and helps this organization provide critical services to our community.   With more than 100 packages from Boston’s best restaurants it provides you with an opportunity to feel good about donating to a worthy charity and getting a chance to bid on dining packages from some of the best restaurants in Boston.

Mark the date in your calendar, and buy your tickets to the event here.

Taste of the South End: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TOSE, AIDS Action, AAC, South End restaurantsI previously wrote about this fun annual tasting that raises money for the AIDS Action Committee of MA, but I wanted to give one more shout out for those of you who may have been contemplating attending but had yet to buy tickets.

Taste of the South End, Tuesday March 3, 2015

More than 40 of the neighborhood’s restaurants will share tempting bites that range from the savory to the sweet.  In addition there will be plenty to drink and entertaining cooking demonstrations from some of the neighborhood’s most admired chefs.   If you have any questions about this social South End event, feel free to reach out to me.  Otherwise, grab tickets while they last.  Here is a quick video from a Taste of the South End from a few years back. 


The Theater Offensive, Gay, LGBT, BostonOne month from today on Thursday, March 26, The Theater Offensive (TTO) will host their annual FUNdraiser, Climacts! Wet. TTO’s fundraising event is unique in Boston in that it celebrates the rich diversity of queer lives through provocative themes and performances. Join Boston’s LGBT and arts communities’ most influential supporters who will come together to show their support for the TTO all while enjoying delicious food, stunning and sexy performances, dance floor action, and the sexiest LIVE fantasy auction.

Get Your Tickets Today – Here

Never been to TTO’s annual CLIMACTS! fundraiser?  Check out this two minute video from their 2014 event to get a peek at what you can expect if you come.

VIP Sponsor Ticket: $175 includes sponsors’ reception from 6-7:30pm with complimentary bar, lip smacking hors d’oeuvres, reserved seating during the LIVE auction, and express registration.  General Ticket: $100 includes 7:30pm general admission, decadent desserts and dancing.

Fenway Men’s Event

Fenway Health ClinicThe Fenway Men’s Event is right around the corner.  Will you be attending the black tie fundraiser for Fenway Health?  This will be the second year in a row that Sergio and I will miss the party.  The Men’s Event is an annual tradition for many in the Boston area to hop into a tuxedo and come together to help raise money for Boston’s largest LGBT clinic, Fenway Health.  More than 1,300 are expected to attend this year’s program that will raise more than $600,000.

To learn more about the Men’s Event visit their website

Below is a video from The Men’s Event 2012 to whet your appetite and / or to show you all the fun if you’ve never been before and are curious to see more.  


2015 Young Leader Council Anniversary Party

Fenway health, young leadership councilSaturday, February 7th the 2015 Young Leaders Council of Fenway Health will host their anniversary party at the Sinclair in Harvard Square.

The Anniversary Party is a chance to celebrate the contributions to Fenway Health with friends and community.  Past events have sold out so visit their event site for more details and to score your tickets.

2015 Young Leader Council Anniversary Party

Photos from 2014 YLC Anniversary Party

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Turn It Up For Change

Turn It UpMan about Town and a BosGuy buddy, BostonMo, is hosting a “Cocktail Party for a Cause” at the uber trendy W Boston on Wednesday, February 4th from 7-11PM.

Turn It Up For Change Facebook Event Page

Proceeds will be donated to benefit the Human Rights Campaign marriage equality initiative. While we enjoy equal rights, love still has limits in 14 other states.  It is time we bring an end to legal discrimination that prevents loving couples from getting married.

Turn It Up BostonMoWhere: W Boston at 100 Stuart Street
When:  February 4th from 7-11PM
Tickets:  FREE

Gay for Good Boston 5th Anniversary

Gay for GoodThe Boston chapter of Gay for Good (G4G) is celebrating five years of volunteer work in the Boston community on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 5PM at the Rattlesnake Bar & Grill in the Back Bay (near Arlington T stop).

RSVP: G4G Boston Anniversary Party

 This is a great opportunity for anyone who may be making resolutions for the new year to “pay it forward” or give back to the community.  The G4G chapter is also wonderful if you are new to the area and/or are looking to make new friends. At the event you will have a chance to meet other active and new members and learn more about upcoming volunteer projects in 2015.

G4G will have a collection for Rosie’s Place; bring one of any of the following:

  • Adult hats, gloves, or scarves
  • Toiletries (unopened – travel or full size)
  • Canned goods (tuna, peanut butter, beans)
  • Coffee mugs

Complimentary appetizers, soft drinks, and coffee will be served from the menu of Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake. Cash bar for other beverages.