Category Archives: Philanthropy

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.

Boston.com 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: info@TheBostonSisters.org.

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.

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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