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Top and Bottom chefIf variety is the spice of life, then it appears this couple is quite spicy.

Tweet of the day: Anderson Cooper

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I love Anderson Cooper and stories like this just make me love him even more.  Last week Derrick Gordon who plays for the University of Massachusetts basketball team came out as the first gay player in Division 1 men’s college basketball.  

After Anderson Cooper tweeted a congratulatory message to Gordon, disgraced Canadian sports anchor Damian Goddard, who was fired back in 2011 for anti-gay comments, tweeted Anderson.

I love it when Anderson gets all sassy.

Boston Pride musical acts announced

Boston prideEarlier today Boston Pride announced the five musical acts will headline the Boston Pride Festival on Saturday, June 14th from noon to 6pm at Boston’s City Hall Plaza. This year’s entertainment includes: Mary Lambert,  A Great Big WorldAlex NewellJD Samson & Men , and Jeanie Tracy.

4/15/2014 Update: I was contacted by an employee of The Trophy Room who confirmed the Saturday Block Party will indeed take place as in past years outside the Chandler Inn.

Boston Pride according to BosGuyWith Fritz no longer at the corner of Chandler and Berkeley, I’m wondering if the unofficial block party that typically follows the parade on Saturday will still take place there.  Last year AIDS Action Committee (the beneficiary of the Saturday block party) merged with Fenway Health so I’m unsure of the status of that event.  Anyone happen to know?


Go Out Loud

Go Out LoudLater this week  Go Out Loud will host a dance party tribute at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.  Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as your favorite 1960s sitcom character or styled in your favorite look from the era to fashion for a chance to win prizes!

Thursday, April 17th – Starting at 6:00 PM at the P.E.M.

The retro dance party that pays tribute to over-the-top icons of television will have music spun by my buddy and DJ, “Gay” Jim Clerkin and Joslyn Fox. The fun starts at 6PM and more details about the evening are available here.

Cathedral Station to open in a few weeks

Cathedral StationCathedral Station is posting photos on their Facebook page of the work they are doing to convert the former home of  The Red Fez restaurant into Boston’s newest gay bar.

You can follow their progress on their Facebook Page Here.

Looks like Cathedral Station will open around the same time the Trophy Room. Coincidence?

Things that make BosGuy go hmm…

gay sports wrestlingI doubt this guy is checking for a hernia and where the heck is the other guy’s head?

Fenway Men’s Event is April 26

Fenway Men's EventAre you going to the Fenway Men’s Event this year?

Sergio and I will miss the party as we will be just a few blocks away attending the wedding of a couple we’ve been friends with for more than a decade.

Despite our absence this year, I wanted to be sure to remind any of you who may be dragging your feet to buy your tickets to this annual fundraiser that helps Fenway Health.  I’ve included my video from the 2013 Men’s Event to give you an idea of what is in store.  More information can be found online here.

I am Sparta

Photo of UK model, Aaron Gill

Photo of UK model, Aaron Gill

I’ve always been fascinated by ancient civilizations but none more so than Greece and Rome.  Sergio has had to watch more than his fair share of documentaries on television as I sit mesmerized by the unfolding stories that chronicle the life and times of these civilizations.

I wonder if my curiosity was initially piqued because of homoerotic undertones; one need only look at a few sculptures from the time to know that the male physique was something those cultures admired.  I can assure you that our text books (that’s right – I’m so old we used books) had nothing remotely close to Aaron’s photograph, but I also know that I’ve always had a vivid imagination. I find it interesting so many gay men have similar obsessive interests in Ancient cultures, and I can’t help but think there is something to it.

Cathedral Station Facebook page is live

Cathedral StationIf you’ve been reading my blog you know that Cathedral Station is a new gay bar that will open in the space formerly occupied by the Red Fez on Washington Street in Boston’s South End. You may not have realized it, but the (soon to open) gay bar or as I like to refer to it, heterosexual-friendly bar, quietly introduced their Facebook page on Monday.

Like Cathedral Station Facebook Page Here

Brendan Eich Mozilla’s CEO resigns after it was learned he donated money to Prop 8

Prop 8Nearly 10 years ago Massachusetts became the first state to legalize “gay marriage”. At the time only The Netherlands, Belgium and parts of Canada had a similar law (source).  Massachusetts was ridiculed and derided and while it gave many in the LGBT community a sense of pride and hope, we all felt terrible when after a brief window of opportunity in California, Prop 8 passed (source).

One could argue it was that demoralizing vote back in 2008 that made marriage equality the social justice and civil rights issue of our day.  Lines were drawn and sides were taken and ever since that day, opponents of marriage equality have watched those lines continually be redrawn as more Americans (and now a majority) support the right to marry who you love.

However, back in 2008 and certainly in the years that followed, one could never imagine that the support of such a hateful law could come back to cause one to lose their job, but that is what happened today when Mozilla’s CEO, Brendan Eich, was forced to step down after employees of that firm drew attention to political contributions Eich made in 2008 opposing same-sex marriage.

The Washington Post has more about it here.

Tweet of the day: Gay marriage

marriage equalityI’d like to start with the Republican Leadership. I doubt any of them would last a week.

Cathedral Station (a.k.a. The Old Fritz) to open in May

Fritz BostonThe people behind Cathedral Station shared their first press release today. In the release they acknowledge that rumors have been circulating for the past few weeks, but they wanted to confirm that Cathedral Station, a Sports Bar that caters to the LGBT community and neighborhood will be opening at 1222 Washington St in Boston’s South End in May.

It went on to also confirm that the bar will be under the direction of Larry Basile and William (Billy) Svetz, the former GM of Fritz.  Other familiar faces from Fritz will include Gary Staples and Joe McGowan.  The bar will open following some upgrades being made to the property including an entertainment area with pool table and dart boards. Look for a new Facebook page in the coming days.

Jocks ‘n Socks Party this Saturday

Manhunt MansionTomorrow evening The New England Valkyries Rugby Football Club present Jocks ‘n Socks at the Manhunt Mansion.  Enjoy an open bar of beer and wine, food and great music.

All profits from Saturday’s party will go to help send the New England Valkyries to the 2014 Bingham Cup in Australia. More information about the event is available on their event page on Facebook, here. The event will sell out so get tickets online here.


Marriage equality “tipping point”

marriage equalityAs the nation gets more accustomed to referring to “gay marriage” and “same sex marriage” by it’s proper name, marriage equality, those barely concealed homophobic laws enacted in the first decade of the 21st century banning gays and lesbians from marrying, seem to be falling faster than ‘Born Agains’ at a baptism. Erik Eckholm from The NY Times wrote an excellent piece this past weekend, Wave of Appeals Expected to Turn the Tide on Same-Sex Marriage Bans, that is worth reading.

Eckholm writes, “Legal experts say the country is entering what one called a “marriage spring” and predict that several of the circuit courts, which hold sway over a group of states, will rule that state laws limiting marriage to a man and a woman are unconstitutional.”

Give the article a read if you missed it and are interested in this sort of thing. It is brief and very easy to follow. You can read it here.

BosGuy happy to be serving…

Boston LGBT blogThis hobby of mine has turned into a borderline obsession but one I feel lucky to be able to pursue in my off time.  I’m not a professional outlet like some of the LGBT media here in New England. Much of what I post comes from readers who share information with me rather than news feeds that report the same information on a dozen or more national blogs. I try to keep a local flavor to the majority of my postings so if there is something you’d like me to post, let me know by contacting me on Twitter, FacebookGoogle+ or email me (bosguymail@gmail.com).

My blog’s outreach has grown significantly this past year, and I’d like to leverage that to share information about LGBT life in New England to help make our community a more welcoming and fun place.