Furry Friday

handsome guy, leatherThis week’s Furry Friday comes with a hint of leather.

Past Furry Friday Posts

BosGuy brain teaser

brain teaser, rodinEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain.

If you are stumped, feel free to get help or share it with a friend or colleague to see if you can figure it out together.

I’ll confirm answers later in the day so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance.

This week’s riddle was shared by my brother-in-law.  It stumped me but maybe you will be able to figure out the answer to this week’s riddle.

How do you talk for a minute straight without using the letter “A”?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

Ms Coco Peru in Ogunquit this weekend

Drag performersI love Ms. Coco Peru.  She is witty, crass and a guaranteed hoot. No plans? Check out her show. She is performing all weekend at Maine Street in Ogunquit, Maine this weekend.

The ESPN / Michael Sam shower controversy

gay football playerI’m not much of a football fan so I’m a few days behind on the ESPN Michael Sam controversy.  If you are wondering what I’m talking about, I’m referring to ESPN journalist, Josina Anderson, who reported responses on Sports Center, after she inquired how Michael Sam’s teammates are reacting to having a gay player in their locker room and even more disconcerting – the shower!

This so called ‘controversy’ is reminiscent the dumb comments made by those who were opposed to letting female journalists in team locker rooms after games. Everyone quickly figured out this wasn’t a big deal, and I’m hopeful we’ve now come to the same conclusion about gay athletes in the locker room.

Chris LongHaving athletes like Michael Sam come out at the start of their career rather than after they’ve retired is a significant milestone for the LGBT community. Without a doubt there will be future controversies regarding gay athletes but one expects inane comments from athletes, coaches, owners, etc… who may be uncomfortable with the idea of having a gay teammate – not ESPN or the media.

Blogger, Viv Bernstein, writes a bit more about this controversy and the recent history of the media’s obsession with gay men showering in locker rooms in her post, Michael Sam, The Media and That Shower Question.

Sign language

No PeeingThis appeared in the Boston Globe the other day.  Apparently this Czech Republic sign ‘encourages’ people not to urinate in public.

Summah in Boston

Summer Time in Boston

Much thanks to Jack Sparacino for sharing this photo at R.C.C.

Summer 2014 is nearly over and while it passed quickly, I wanted to point out some new events and places that gave our community a few more options on ways to spend their time during the summer.

Perhaps most notable was the opening of two fun, friendly bars Trophy Room and Cathedral Station. Both seem to have found a niche and are welcome additions to the Boston gay scene.

In addition, Manhunt pool parties hosted by Jonathan Crutchley are becoming more popular as they double as fundraising events for  local LGBT charities.

Chris Tobeck put a spin on summer tea dances by organizing the popular “Big Gay Boat Ride” and bringing popular gay DJs like Jim Clerkin to spin music out in Boston Harbor.

However you may have spent your summer, I hope you had a great time.  Students move back to Boston this weekend and that can only mean one thing, the fall season is nearly upon us.  Make the most of these last few days / weeks.

Boston Tops

gay humor, tops and bottomsLast week Mike M. posted this photo on his Instagram account. No comment.