Men in kilts

It has been a while since I last posted a photo of Finlay Wilson a.k.a. @Scottishyogaboy on Twitter. That’s his handsome brother on the right. It is long overdue so I’m glad I was able to fix that.

Previous Men in Kilts Posts

Monday morning mancandy

May this week’s PG-13 rated mancandy post distract you from the fact that it is Monday.

Gay for Good Boston volunteering opportunities

Over the years, I’ve promoted a variety of volunteering opportunities organized by Gay For Good Boston, but COVID-19 made that difficult for awhile so some of you may not be familiar with this amazing organization.

Gay for Good is a national organization with chapters in 15+ cities across the United States. Each chapter aims to energize and mobilize the LGBT+ community to interact with their larger community through volunteering activities.

The Boston chapter is particularly active and provides an opportunity to meet people and socialize while volunteering your time. It is a great way to give back and meet some wonderful people. Note that these opportunities have limits and do fill up so plan accordingly.

More information here.

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You can stay up to date on the many volunteering opportunities that Gay for Good Boston organizes by joining their mailing list.

Scruffy Sunday

These two gaymers bring new meaning to being playful in bed.

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts

Saturday morning coffee

I’m willing to be that as much as my readers love dogs, a lot of you are jealous of that cute puppy posing pretty atop his handsome Dad who appears to be drinking from a rainbow, unicorn coffee mug.

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Click on this week’s comic strip to enlarge

Click here if you would like to see the previous Adam & Andy

Furry Friday

Thank god it’s Furry Friday. Have a great weekend everyone.

Past Furry Friday

BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brainEach Friday, I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together.

I posted this last year. Do you remember it? Give this week’s riddle a try and leave your best guess as a comment. I’ll approve answers later in the day.

This week’s brain teaser: Using the name of a certain fruit — in the plural. Change the second letter to an L and read the result backward. You’ll name two things you can drink. Name the fruit and drinks.

Here’s a hint it is a very popular fruit with Millennials.


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

What to do this weekend

Men of Melanin Magic & Gay Mafia Boston host Bussdown Fridays @Legacy

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston and Provincetown. Show your love by supporting our gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: UK Drag Race viewing party @7PM
FRIDAY: Casual Fridays w/ DJ BEGBICK @10PM
SATURDAY: Gaymer Party Spoopy Edition @6PM
SUNDAY: Idol Karaoke @8PM

blend
THURSDAY: RPDR UK w/ host Harlow Havoc @8PM
FRIDAY: DJ Andrea Stamas w/ hosts Penny Tentiary & Pristine Christine @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco brunch @11AM & Monster Meat Tea Dance w/ DJ BEGBICK @4PM

Cathedral Station
FRIDAY: Cheer on the Red Sox @8PM
SATURDAY: Game 7 (if the Red Sox win Friday) @8PM
SUNDAY: Watch the Jets play the Patriots @1PM

Club CafeProof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry starting 8/16
THURSDAY: Dance Party w/ DJ Aga & host Mizery @10PM, show @12:30AM
FRIDAY: Dance Party w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Lesbians & Friends dance party 6PM – 9:30PM
SUNDAY: Disco Tea Dance @5PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke Night – Give me back my mic w/ Ryan Grow @8PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Jay Ine @10PM
SUNDAY: BGBL hosts Tea @d w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques CabaretProof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry
THURSDAY: Don’t Ruin My Childhood in the Basement @8PM & Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! @8PM
FRIDAY: Serve-Vivor @7:30PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage @10PM
SATURDAY: Basement Babes: Burlesque Takeover @8PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic

Call 617-426-8902 for show information and to reserve seats.

Legacy & Candi Bar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ Eureka O’Hara & Mixologist Rob Botelho @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Fridays w/ DJ FrenchY @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Las Bibas from Vizcaya @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candi Bar @10PM

Trophy Room has reopened! No programming scheduled at the moment.

Featured LGBTQ+ Nights & Events This Weekend

THURSDAY: GLAD’s 22nd Annual Spirit of Justice Award Dinner starts at 6PM at the Boston Park Plaza, honoring Kylar Broadus

THURSDAY: Join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for Drag Bingo at the Aeronaut Cannery 6-8PM.

THURSDAY: Queeraoke Thursdays is back at Midway Cafe in JP every Thursday at 10PM

FRIDAY: Machine’s Slasher Bash hosted by Severity Stone (18+) at Sonia at 10PM

FRIDAY: Beach Ball Friday w/ DJ Michael Giller at La Makina on Revere Beach

SATURDAY: Latin Night meets Black Party at the Volcano Room at La Makina nightclub on Revere Beach at 9PM

SATURDAY: Rocky Horror Picture Show & An American Werewolf in London starts at 11:59PM at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline Click the link to purchase tickets

SUNDAY: Brunch Up Your Life! w/ Music by BEGBICK at the Harp + Bard 11AM – 3PM

SUNDAY: Two Nails, One Love LGBTQ and Family Talk w/ Author Alden Hayashi starts at 7PM

SUNDAY: LEATHER-ETTE: Penitence Hell Week Leather attire encouraged at Phoenix Landing at 9PM

Drag Brunches in Boston

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday 12PM – 4PM
Hosted at Carrie Cocktail Nation Club

Brunch, Paint, and Drag
Sunday 3PM – 8 PM
Boston Urban Pride hosts at Fort Hill Bar & Grill

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

This Weekend in Provincetown

October 17th – 24th Fantasia Fair (SOLD OUT). For more information visit fantasiafair.info.

Vintage gay

I have included photos of Alan Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky in the past but I’ve never seen this photo which dates back to “a hot summer day” in 1956. The two had met about 18 mos before in December of 1954 and would remain together as a couple until Ginsberg’s death in 1997. Orlovsky would die thirteen years later in Vermont in 2010.

I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

Previous Vintage Gay Photos

Spooky Bear Weekend in Provincetown Oct. 28-31

Provincetown’s annual Spooky Bear Weekend is a fun way to celebrate the Halloween holiday. This year the annual party will take place from Thursday, October 28 – Sunday, October 31. More information about Spooky Bear Weekend 2021 is available on the Northeast Ursamen website.

The weekend will draw thousands and is one of the last busy weekends of the year and can be a lot of fun. Sergio and I have gone to celebrate this holiday many times over the past few years and we never fail to have a lot of fun. This year there are many parties, drag and cabaret shows and tea dances to enjoy. Below are a few of the published parties and venues that will be welcoming you this Halloween. Please keep in mind that proof of vaccination is required before being allowed entry to many of these establishments.

Places to go Spooky Bear Weekend 2021

Below are a few bars that will be open and celebrating Spooky Bear Weekend. Feel free to include any others that I’ve left off in the comments section of this post.

A-House

Boatslip

Harbor Lounge

Macho Bar

Paramount at The Crown

Red Room at The Velvet Lounge

Shipwreck Lounge

The Vault at The Crown

The Wave Bar at The Crown

Other activities you may want to check out while visiting include:

Provincetown Ghost Tours

Sunset Dune Tours

Caption this photo

Much thanks to my friend and longtime reader, Jim L, for this week’s photo. Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below from The Village People hit song, “In the Navy”, inspires you to offer up one or two of your own. Leave a funny caption in the comment section, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“They want you, they want you
They want you as a new recruit”

Looking for a midweek distraction? Head over to Dorchester Brewing Company tonight for Stonewall Sports, Spooky Spelling Bee with your emcee Betti Bottom from 7PM – 9:30PM. Proceeds raised will go to History Unerased, a local not-for-profit who’s mission is to ensure that LGBTQ US history is brought out of the closet and into the mainstream curriculum to ensure all students learn and understand a more complete history of America and a more empowering reflection of who “We the people” includes.

Click this link for more details about the Stonewall Sports, Spooky Spelling Bee.

Temptation Tuesday

Past Temptation Tuesday Posts

Watch the Red Sox / Astros games at Cathedral Station

Photo Credit: Patrick Lentz Photography

Want to watch the Red Sox as they host the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series? The series is tied up with Houston winning the first game and the Red Sox roaring back to take the second game from the Astros in Houston. Games 3, 4, and 5 will now take place at Fenway Park on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Games on Monday and Tuesday will start at 8:08PM and at 5:08PM on Wednesday.

The Red Sox victory over the Yankees to secure their wild card status and then their impressive win over Tampa Bay in the last series has been a confidence boost to the team and their fans. Boston’s biggest gay sports bar, Cathedral Station, will be broadcasting these games live, and the crowd will definitely be loud so stop by to cheer on the Red Sox.