The GLAD Summer Party will take place this Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. Tickets this year are $75 online or $85 on site. You may purchase tickets online here.
About GLAD: Since 1978, GLAD has achieved scores of legal victories to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression. It was GLAD that successfully argued the Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health that made Massachusetts the first state in the US to recognize same sex marriages back in 2003.
MassEquality summer fundraiser, The Taste of Provincetown, is Saturday, July 20th. The event is always a great time and filled with a lot of great food options. If you are in town, consider attending, you may purchase tickets here.
The Taste of Provincetown will start at 6 p.m. at Provincetown Town Hall on Saturday, July 20. Event and raffle tickets are available now at www.massequality.org/PTown.
Next Saturday, June 29th the Boston chapter of Gay for Good will be volunteering at the Franklin Park Zoo.
Saturday, June 29th – 9AM to 12PM – Franklin Park Zoo
This popular outdoor volunteering event, is a great way to spend part of your Saturday and meet some great people. Want to learn more about Boston’s chapter of Gay for Good or would you like to register to help out at the volunteering project? Link here.
Boston’s favorite bad boys are hosting a charity auction to raise funds for The Theater Offensive tonight. Come to Club Cafe between 7-9PM to check out this very special Pride singles auction.
Tickets at the door cost $10 but knowing Cole & Hunter will have an open microphone guarantees you’ll get your money’s worth as these guys auction off ten handsome singles.
Theater Offensive Singles Auction 7-9PM at Club Cafe $10 at the door
ATTENTION ICE CREAM LOVAHS
Tomorrow The Jimmy Fund will host their annual two-day fundraiser, The Scooper Bowl. Tuesday, June 4 through Thursday, June 6 The Scooper Bowl will set up in Boston’s City Hall Plaza from 12pm – 8pm serving up nearly 40 different flavors of ice cream from 9 different ice cream companies. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids and you may purchase your tickets online here.
The first Sunday each June is the AIDS Walk & 5K Run Boston. While I wish there was no longer a need for this fundraiser the sad truth is there remains no cure and infections continue to spread among all age groups and sexual orientation. No longer a “gay disease” it still resonates with the LGBT community and so I wanted to encourage you to create a fund raiser page and plan to walk in this year’s AIDS Walk & Run Boston on Sunday, June 2nd. You may register and sign up to walk or run by linking here.
AIDS Walk & Run Boston – Sunday, June 2nd
If you cannot join AIDS Action on Sunday, June 2nd, my friend and fellow blogger, Julian would greatly appreciate a donation (any amount is welcome).
Support Julian by making a donation today here
Julian has a very modest goal of raising $500. If you are not or cannot participate in the walk this year, won’t you help him shatter his goal? I think together we can help him raise far more. Proceeds go to support New England’s largest AIDS Service Organization, AIDS Action.
Philanthropic foodies have come together with Boston Bites Back – a fundraiser spearhead by chefs Ken Oringer and Ming Tsai as well as The Boston Red Sox, Gov. Patrick, Mayor Menino and ARAMARK. This fundraiser to benefit The One Fund aims to raise $1 million through the help of 100 of Boston’s top chefs and you the support of foodies like you.
Wednesday, May 15th from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at Fenway Park
Only 5,000 general access tickets will be sold at $200 each. There will also be 200 VIP tickets at $1,000 each, allowing additional access to an intimate and exclusive gathering in Fenway’s EMC Club. If you are interested and want to learn more about this event visit, www.bostonbitesback.org.
BAGLY – Boston’s Alliance of GLBT Youth is hosting Out for Youth on Saturday, May 4th at the Museum of Science in Boston to celebrate the work of BAGLY, the achievements of the GLBT youth leaders in our communities, and to present the 2013 Queer Activist College Honorary Degrees.
Not familiar with BAGLY? BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services the the GLBT youth community here in Boston. Perhaps best known for hosting the country’s first Gay Prom back in 1981 – BAGLY has been a mainstay in Boston since its inception.
You may support BAGLY through donations or by attending tomorrow’s Out for Youth. More information here.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings a fund was created called The One Fund. Money raised by this fund will go to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.
Boston has a long (and fairly well deserved reputation) for being a cold city; tough to meet people especially if you are not from the area. I’ve often countered this painfully truthful observation that friendships once made here are rock solid and for many last a lifetime. Reactions from the community have helped validate how meaningful personal relationships are here in Boston. I don’t want to dwell on the tragedies from this year’s marathon, but I do want to say thank you to all who have donated money or time to help those afflicted.
Tomorrow, Opus Affair will host their free monthly gathering in Fort Point Channel at Tavern Road – a relatively new space that opened earlier this year in the space formerly occupied by Blue Wave.
When: Tuesday, Apr. 23rd at 6:00 PM
Where: Tavern Road at 343 Congress Street
RSVP: C’mon it’s fun and it’s free – click here
is comprised primarily (but not exclusively) of young professionals and artists who meet up each month to socialize. Each social also has a charitable drinking game (a.k.a the Punch Bowl Fund) where you may contribute $5 (cash only) for a drink ticket that is good for a glass of punch and a ballot to vote for one of the three featured arts groups. The organization with the most votes at the end of the night gets the money.
This month the Punch Bowl fund will be featuring:
From dinners for 10 to intimate wine pairings for two, the Dinnerfest Party + Auction offers over 100 silent auction items to Boston’s best restaurants. Tickets purchased before Sunday are $60 and $70 at the door.
All proceeds raised from Dinnerfest go to help support Victory Programs.
Purchase tickets to Dinnerfest here
Some of the photos we snapped at the March fundraiser for the Theater Offensive’s climACTS! Unbound are in the current issue of Bay Windows, that dropped last Thursday.
There are more photos from that night in a quick video I pulled together that you may watch below if you like. Thanks to everyone who was gracious enough to pose and to Sergio for doing such a great job snapping pictures for the blog.
In just over a month Boston’s popular bacon and beer festival will take place (Saturday May 4th) at the House of Blues in Fenway. Proceeds will go to support the hunger relief organizations Lovin’ Spoonfuls and Community Servings.
The 2012 Boston Bacon and Beer Festival was a week-long event that included a harbor cruise and an art show. Get more details about this year’s event by joining their mailing here.
Earlier this week several hundred supporters of the Theater Offensive in Boston showed up to celebrate their annual fund raiser, climACTS! at Rumor Boston. The party included entertainers, Sherry Vine, Cazwell, and Marga Gomez as well as a brief auction. Theater Offensive is reporting that the 2013 event raised more than $100,000 to support the expansion of their youth theater program True Colors: Out Youth Theater!
You can learn more about The Theater Offensive and the work they do in Boston’s performing arts community by visiting www.thetheateroffensive.org.
The Theater Offensive’s annual fundraiser ClimACTS! Unbound is later this week on Wednesday, March 20th. This year’s fundraiser includes an incredible line up including, drag performer, Sherry Vine, as emcee and performances by New England native, Cazwell and comedienne Marga Gomez.
Purchase Your Tickets Here
More about the Theater Offensive: The Theater Offensive’s mission is to form and present the diverse realities of queer lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation and political orthodoxy to help build an honest, progressive community.