Tag Archives: Gay

Boston’s LGBT community is the nation’s 5th largest

boyfriendsThe US Census Bureau ties Boston and Seattle with the 5th highest metro area of LGBT residents as a percentage of the total population. That translates into way more than the 1° of separation we joke about, but because our community has been part of the mainstream culture for so long at times we can seem invisible.

To remain both visible and viable we need to support existing LGBT owned businesses and encourage new ones to open. We need make ourselves more visible so when people move to the area they can find a community and make connections more easily, offering viable options to apps like Grindr & Scruff.

Fortunately, there are groups like the Welcoming Committee, The Fellows, Opus Affair and Gay For Good and many sports clubs that can help guys connect.  For more information about those organizations visit my September 2015 posts, Making friends in Boston through local sports teams and clubs and for a more complete list of LGBT social organizations check out, Making friends in Boston (Social Clubs and Groups).

Weekend in San Juan

handsome, hunk, hairyToday is our last day full day at La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The long weekend in the sun has been more relaxing than I would have guessed. It will be a sad return to Boston when we board our plane on Sunday to go home.

Just in case anyone is wondering, unfortunately, this guy was not staying at our resort.

Mancandy post

handsome, hunk, underwear, hairy, furryWhat can I say? Work has me busier than a one legged man in an a$$ kicking competition.  I’m traveling right now and behind in my posts so I’ve opted for this, which I initially had designated for a future Furry Friday. Enjoy.

IMAGINARY COUPLES by Olivier Ciappa

photographyFirst reported in The Advocate back in June 2013, Gay Voices on Huffington Post recently wrote an article about this bold photography project that brings celebrities together to pose as same-sex couples and families to combat homophobia and provide positive images of recognizable figures engaging in queer relationships.

The series, called “IMAGINARY COUPLES,” is the brainchild of French artist and photographer Olivier Ciappa and has been displayed in galleries and cities around the world from Paris to Lima. “IMAGINARY COUPLES” is tentatively scheduled to hit the United States this summer, possibly in Los Angeles.

RuPaul to host: Gay for Play

Gay for Play with RuPaul on Logo TVLast week Logo announced that RuPaul will host Gay For Play Game Show, described as a star-studded trivia game show that will premiere alongside the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Details about the show aren’t currently available, but I know I’ll be putting it on my DVR, and I’m betting a few of you may be inclined to do the same.

Teen’s coming out ad in Houston newpaper gets national attention

HERO, Houston ObserverPerhaps you missed this story, making the rounds last week about Joan and Drake Wilson. Joan Wilson who lives in Washington state was so outraged by the discriminatory HERO vote in Houston late last year, she took out a $200 advertisement in Houston’s daily newspaper to celebrate her son’s decision to come out as gay. You can read the full story in Towleroad here.

What was the HERO vote in Houston all about? Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) was a public referendum, anti-discrimination ordinance that Houston voted down.  The campaign against HERO became quite nasty and a crusade of sorts for conservatives who made outrageous claims about men taking over women’s bathrooms.

Winter Party Festival in Miami March 2-7th

Winter Party Festival 2016 MiamiFed up with Jonas – the winter storm currently pummeling the East coast? The Winter Party Festival in Miami from March 2-7, 2016 might be just what you need to chase away those winter blues.  The festival starts with Spark  welcome reception on Wednesday, but most of the fun takes place Thursday evening through the weekend.

You can learn more about the parties and events by visiting their website, winterparty.com.