Ten years ago Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. And after the US Supreme Court’s landmark rulings in the summer of 2013 a tipping point had been reached; as of right now there are 32 states provide legal recognition and that number seems to be growing by the day.
Author and community organizer, Marc Solomon, who wrote, Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits – and Won, has been invited by TWC to have a “Meet the Author”.
What: Author Salon — Marc Solomon
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Where: BoConcept, 999 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA
RSVP: Purchase tickets here
The Author Salon as TWC refers to it is on Tuesday, November 11 in Cambridge. In addition to the titillating discussion, you can enjoy complimentary drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka and Hint, plus the chance to buy a signed copy of Winning Marriage (at a discount!). Previous Author Salons hosted by TWC have sold out so if this is of interest, mark the date on your calendar and get your tix – quick.
Tomorrow, Friday, October 3rd Boston Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB) will celebrate seven years in Boston. Over time GQB’s popularity expanded beyond a one time a month take over of a straight bar or nightclub into the very popular LGBT social group, The Welcoming Committee (TWC), which is now also active in several other cities around the country.
GQB – 9PM Friday, October 3rd at Tequila Rain
If you’ve never been to a GQB takeover or if it has been awhile, you may want to check out this week’s celebration. You can learn more about GQB’s seven year itch this Friday by liking their event page, here. You can also learn more about other programs from TWC by visiting, thewelcomingcommittee.com.
Congratulations TWC. I wish you many more years here in Boston. You’ve enhanced LGBT life in Boston and made our city more welcoming.
TWC is hosting what looks to be an annual take over of the Oberon’s Donkey Show on Saturday, September 27 at 10:30 pm. Have you never been before or are you looking to do something different to do? This might be the perfect option. TWC has scored some deeply discounted tickets so it is only $19 for you to attend this glitter-induced Shakespearean inspired disco dance party.
Only $19 with the TWC code
To learn more about the show and how to score those cheap tickets link here: TWC does the Donkey Show.
Last year Sergio and I attended this and had a blast.
Are you looking to connect with a friendly group? Want to mix things up and make more friends who are open to going out, trying new places and possibly planning a weekend or two away? Boston’s very own The Welcoming Committee (TWC) has now expanded into Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. This Friday, TWC, will host their monthly, Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB) event, where they take over a traditionally straight venue and fill it with members looking to have fun and share a few laughs.
Like The Welcoming Committee’s Facebook Page to be among the first to learn where this Friday’s Guerrilla Queer Bar will take place in Boston, Philly and Washington, D.C.
Readers of this blog may be familiar with The Welcoming Committee, a LGBT social group, that organize fun evening out and ‘take-overs’ in and around Boston. The group is mostly comprised of 20-30 somethings although those of us in the 40+ crowd have been known to also crash social events they have organized. TWC (for short) recently expanded into Philadelphia and will soon be coming to Washington D.C.
If you happen to live in the D.C. area and read this blog, would you mind leaving a comment with a way for me to get in touch with you? I’d like to connect The Welcoming Committee with some of my readers in the area.
Alternatively you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you new to Boston or just in need of meeting some new people? The Welcoming Committee is hosting their Newbie Party tonight from 6:30 to 9 pm at The Beat Hotel (13 Brattle St., Cambridge) in Harvard Square. By the way, The Beat Hotel is a bar – not a hotel. It is The Welcoming Committee not the come and sleep with me committee :-)
These regularly hosted gatherings give you a chance to learn more about The Welcoming Committee, the activities they organize in and around Boston as well as a chance to socialize and connect with a group of fun and friendly people. Curious but shy? Shoot me a note in the comments section, and I can tell you more about the group and tonight’s Newbie Party.
Friday, February 21st at 8PM
The Welcoming Committee has arranged a take over of the Hasty Pudding Theater near Harvard Square and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to check out this program with tickets only $35 (while they last). I’ve never been to see a production from this hallowed theatrical group. Care to join Sergio and Me as we crash The Welcoming Committee Take Over? More details about the production and buy your ticket(s) here.
A few details about the evening:
+ Showtime is 8pm at The Hasty Pudding Theater (Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge) near Harvard Square.
+ Tickets are general seating so you can sit with friends but if you’re on your own let me know and we can watch it together.
+ You may pick up your ticket at the box office.