Museums from around the globe each Friday take to Twitter to find which institution has on display the “best bum” as part of a weekly online battle between curators. Yorkshire Museum, in York, England, launched the search on social media in late June and the hashtag #BestMuseumBum on Twitter shows just how popular the contest has become. Below is a photo submitted by the Italian Museum The Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan from late June.
There is an absence of Boston area museums participating, and I would like to challenge curators from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard Art Museum, Peabody Essex Museum and others to join in on this fun by posting a photo this Friday post on Twitter with the hashtag #BestMuseumBum. Be sure to also tag @YorkshireMuseum.
When my weekly Temptation Tuesday post coincides with Bastille Day I can’t help but post this photograph of American born model, Alexander Masson draped in the French flag.
This week would’ve been Bear Week in Provincetown, but like all the theme weeks this year it has been cancelled. However, I wanted to share this weetk’s post to pay tribute to the theme week and all who would’ve been in Ptown.
This should’ve been Bear Week in Provincetown, but the Coronavirus put a stop to that this year. Brian Sims, Pennsylvania 182 District State Representative from Philadelphia, has been a fixture at Bear Week for years, so I thought he would make for the perfect mancandy monday post this week.
Boston’s 36th annual Wicked Queer festival, had been scheduled to open in early April, but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus. Fortunately, the organizers were able to reimagine the festival so fans of queer film (no matter where you live) can access and watch this year’s fantastic festival on Xerb TV, from Friday, July 24 – Sunday, August 2.
This year’s festival can be viewed by anyone who loves queer film
To participate in this year’s festival you can register to watch individual films for $10 or a variety of packages starting at $30.00. This easy-to-follow video shares how to attend this year’s Wicked Queer Film Festival on Xerb TV.
Boston’s Wicked Queer Festival
Friday, July 24 – Sunday, August 2
Xerb TV calendar (includes date & time for each film)
For updates, visit wickedqueer.org.
Boston Spirit Magazine has teamed up with Randy Price, who was the country’s first openly gay TV news anchor, to provide a quick weekly update about news impacting the LGBT community in New England over the past week.
This past Friday was the inaugural broadcast – check it out. You can get these updates in your news feed by liking the Boston Spirit Magazine Facebook page.
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.
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At the height of the coronavirus epidemic in Massachusetts The Acquitaine Group Italian restaurant, Cinquecento, which was closed due to a statewide shutdown to flatten the curve with COVID-19 infections was flooded with approximately five feet of water from a water main break on Harrison Avenue.
Since the mid-April flood there has been a lot of activity to make the building (and surrounding buildings) habitable again but earlier this week the successful Italian restaurant with the beautiful patio announced that they will not reopen. Below is a photo of me at their Rosso Container Bar on their beautiful patio.
These two men (presumably) Jeffrion & Feilx have what we might call now, “classic all American good looks”. Althouogh this photo was taken decades ago they look like they could grace a Calvin Klein campaign today. The photo also makes me think of the dunes in Provincetown, although I have no idea when or where this photograph was taken. Anyone care to speculate?
This week’s photo comes from the Gods and Foolish Grandeur blog.
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 email@example.com.
Touko Valio LaaksonenIs is the artist who created Tom of Finland. I cannot think of a more accomplished or recognized artist from the 20th century in the LGBTQ community. His stylized and hyper masculine homoerotic art remains popular even though “Tom” passed away nearly 30 years ago.
If you’re a fan of Tom of Finland, you should definitely add this to your Instagram feed if you’ve not previously and most definitely check out the 2017 biopic Tom of Finland. It was an excellent movie about the artist and how Tom of Finland came to be.
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“Tom was talented with light, with good shadows and interesting depth as if they were three-dimensional. He was a very talented visual artist,” -Curator Berndt Arell Explore the artist's photography in “TOM OF FINLAND The Darkroom”. Take the online tour or book a visit. SEE OUR STORIES OR LINK IN BIO TO OUR SITE #TomOfFinland #TOMs100 #FotografiskaTallinn