Tag Archives: Boston Guy

Boston’s longest serving mayor, Tom Menino, has died

Thomas MeninoMayor Menino’s battle with cancer ended today according to the Boston Globe. Mayor Tom Menino was Boston’s longest serving Mayor, first taking office back in 1993 and leaving office last year due to his illness.  Over that time he helped transform Boston into a more progressive and open city that welcomed everyone; including the LGBT community. He is missed.

More here on Boston.com.

WOW airlines comes to Boston

travel, icelandWOW air, an Icelandic discount carrier announced its first flights to the US earlier this week.  WOW air’s decision to fly to Boston starting March 27th means that Iceland Air which has owned this route for years now has competition.

WOW air will start with five weekly trips in the spring, and I’m itching to go. Iceland Air introduced Bostonians to this cool European destination years ago and I’ve never heard a bad word about the this tiny little (gay friendly) country.

Boston – Iceland fares start at less than $250

WOW air also has connections through Iceland to more than a dozen European cities including Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Paris and Warsaw – so look for more competitive fares to these and other cities once they start flying in the spring of 2015.  More details about WOW air here.

 

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, comes out

gay, coming out, closetThe gay community has known that Apple CEO, Tim Cook, is gay for a very long time.  Despite that fact news of Tim Cook coming out today is a HUGE deal.

Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple.

You can read more about Tim Cook’s statement here.

 

Masquerade fundraiser: Foreplay tonight

The Theater Offensive, Masquerade, Manhunt, Maverick MenJoin  Cole and Hunter (a.k.a. The Maverick Men) and Manhunt as they throw a special Halloween party to help raise funds for The Theater Offensive at the Manhunt Mansion tonight.

Tickets to this party also include delicious food from Boston Chops / dBar as well as beer and wine and great music from my friend, DJ Jim “Gay Jim” Clerkin from KISS 108FM.

Buy Tickets Here

 

Boston Ballet’s Swan Lake opens Thursday

Boston BalletTomorrow (October 30th), The Boston Ballet will present the world premiere of Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake, featuring magnificent new costumes and sets.

For fans of classic ballet, Swan Lake is a must see. Get your tickets and plan an evening out with a friend or someone special. If you need tips on where to grab a dinner or drinks after the performance, I’m happy to provide suggestions.

Get Your Tickets Here

Boston we have a problem

Boston cost of living While there doesn’t appear to be any shortage of real estate websites talking about the many residential projects underway in Boston, this chart by Jumpshell  makes me wonder if we are developing a city anyone will like in the future.  Part of any city’s appeal is its vibrancy and diversity.  If every building is “luxury apartments” then perhaps we should just decide to create a “luxury city” and kick out anyone who doesn’t fit the right socio-economic-status.

I don’t mean to infer that I’m opposed to these projects nor do I mean to infer that the city isn’t trying to make Boston a home for everyone.  My friend Julian just today Tweeted out an article in The Atlantic Why Middle-Class Americans Can’t Afford to Live in Liberal Cities; clearly Boston isn’t alone with this troubling trend.  For more detail about Boston’s skyrocketing rent explore Jumpshell’s infographic to see median rent prices for studios, 1-4 BR apartments as well as the average rent per person by linking here.

Acai Brothers appealing advertising

Last week my friend Brenton who writes the NSFW blog Aussielicious shared this post, Some sexy advertising, about the Acai Brothers who are opening a raw & organic smoothies and juice bar in Australia.

The advertising certainly grabbed my attention.  Maybe they will open a second location here in Boston. :-)