Category Archives: Boston

Cheers: Mayor looks to add 152 new liquor licenses in Boston

Stella Patio PartyEarlier this week Mayor Marty Walsh office working in conjunction with City Councilor Ayanna Pressley would add another 152 non-transferable liquor licenses to the City of Boston over the next three years. The proposal would bring the following to Boston from 2017 to 2019:

-Ten citywide (seven all-alcohol licenses and three malt & wine) licenses a year, with no more than three a year able to go to Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and North End each (30 total)

-Five licenses (three all-alcohol and two malt & wine) a year, 15 per neighborhood over three years, for each of the following: Dorchester, E. Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill and Roxbury (105 total)

-Five licenses (three all-alcohol and two malt & wine) a year for Main Streets Districts (15 total) as well as one all-alcohol license for the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End (hooray!) And finally the Lawn on D would get one all-alcohol license.

More needs to be done to reform the State’s antiquated liquor licensing laws but this is a move in the right direction. You can read the full article from BostInno, here.

Rainbow flag cited as reason to deny OUTVETS in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade Boston, LGBTQ, GayNo doubt the 13-members of the Allied War Veterans Council of South Boston who organize the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade knew there would be a backlash and bad press from their decision to not allow OUTVETS, a LGBTQ veterans group which had been allowed to march in the previous two parades, but the condemnations that have come from the Governor, Mayor, Parade Grand Marshal and politicians who had planned to join the parade combined with the growing list of corporate sponsors now distancing themselves and withering scorn from Southie residents may be more than they bargained for.

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U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch who is a Southie resident pledged yesterday to help resolve this issue saying, “I will get on this as soon as I possibly can and try to ferret out the problem and resolve it, and have it so that the OUTVETS are not only allowed to march, but are welcome to march.”

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Bryan Bishop, OUTVETS Director is on record telling the Boston Globe the reason for not being invited to the parade stems from their logo, which features a small rainbow patch. Bishop said the council members view the rainbow imagery — a symbol of solidarity among LGBTQ advocates — violates the code of conduct because the council saw it as representative of gay sexuality. Bishop’s response was spot on IMHO, replying,  “They said people felt that rainbows represent the gay community… I told them if that’s the case, then every picture of a rainbow in the parade that leads to a pot of gold needs to be removed.”

The excuse provided to Bishop sounds flimsy at best which only further convinces me that the Allied War Veterans Council of South Boston neither thought through their reasoning or are prepared for the mounting pressure which if OUTVETS remains barred from marching will likely be all the media and press coverage discusses on the day of the parade.

More about on this story here:
St. Patrick’s parade organizers to reconsider gay veteran’s ban
Boston Globe, March 9, 2017

Backlash, boycott threats in Boston after gay vets banned from St. Patrick’s Day parade Washington Post, March 9, 2017

Politicians to skip Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade after gay group is banned
NY Times, March 8, 2017

LGBT group denied to march in Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade

gay boston, lgbt rightsIn case you missed it, today’s Boston Globe is reporting something I read on Facebook last night, but didn’t believe (this is the age of fake news after all).

It appears that the Gay veterans group (OUTVETS), which has marched in the two previous St. Patrick’s Day parades in Boston is saying it was denied spot in South Boston parade later this month.

OUTVETS posted a statement on its Facebook page late Tuesday. Ed Flynn, a South Boston resident and a member of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council — the parade’s organizer — confirmed that the group did not receive approval to participate in the March 19th parade.

Thus far neither Mayor Walsh nor Governor Baker have commented and the organizers of the parade which voted 9-4 against allowing the veterans group to march in the parade had not returned emails by the time the article published.

Follow the OUTVETS facebook page for updates.

You can read the full Boston Globe article here.

What to do this week: March 6-12

Fenway Health Men's Event

Fenway Health Men’s Event is Saturday, March 11, 2017

What to do this week: March 6th – 12th

Men’s Mary Monday Mandarin Meetup is a social group for gay men who will get together at 6:30PM at Mary Chung Restaurant in Cambridge

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets to discuss Sphinx – Garréta on Monday, March 6 starting at 7PM at the Trident Bookseller’s Cafe in Boston

Drag Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston

Beantown Soft-Tip Dart league spring season is Monday, March 6 at Cathedral Station in Boston

One of the best cheap eats options in the Boston if you can get a seat. Every Tuesday starting at 5PM

Awesome cheap eats option if you can get a seat. Every Tuesday starting at 5PM

Taco Tuesday is a fun way to socialize and eat on the cheap in the South End; first come, first serve – hosted every Tuesday at Tremont 647 in Boston

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

Sting comes to Boston for one show only this week

Sting comes to Boston for one show only this week on March 8th

Sting is performing at The House of Blues on Wednesday, March 8 in Boston

BAGLY Development Social is a free social that will take place at the Milky Way Lounge starting at 7PM on Thursday, March 9 in Jamaica Plain

Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with Rob Botelho and  Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston

Detention Thursdays! is hosted every Thursday starting at 9PM with shows at 10:30 & 11:45PM – No Cover – at EGO in Providence

Turnt! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

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Friday, March 10 is opening night for Topdog / Underdog directed by Billy Porter

Topdog/Underdog directed by Billy Porter has its opening night at the Huntington Theater on Friday, March 10 in Boston

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders every Friday starting at 6PM in Somerville

Billiards Tournament is hosted each Friday starting at 7PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Controversy is a LGBT Hip-Hop & Reggae party starting at 10PM upstairs at Machine with DJs Begbick in Boston

FUZZ is a monthly gay dance party with DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy at Pi Alley in DTX on Friday, March 10 in Boston

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Come to 6B Lounge dressed as your favorite Clueless hero (you may win a prize)

A Very Clueless 90s plays your favorite 90s music: come dressed as your favorite Clueless hero (you may win a prize) Friday, March 10 at 6B Lounge in Boston 

Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence

The Coolidge After Midnight: Shogun Assassin shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday, March 10 in Brookline

Jocktion 2017 is party hosted by Mr New England Leather to benefit AIDS Care Ocean State at the Providence Eagle Saturday, March 11 in Providence

Fenway Health Men’s Event will gather 1,300+ gay men and their allies for one of Boston’s largest LGBTQ fundraisers on Saturday, March 11 in Boston

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The biggest gay dance party in Boston is across the river in Cambridge at Paradise

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party on Saturday, March 11 is at Paradise in Cambridge

So Hot Saturdaes is Boston’s no-attitude gay dance party hosted every Saturday at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

UNITE Saturdays is the weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera in Boston

The Coolidge After Midnight: Lady Snowblood 2 shows at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Saturday, February 11 in Brookline

Boston Touch, Tantra, Massage & Intimacy for Men workshop requires registering to attend the Sunday, March 12 session in Watertown

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Great music starts at 5PM for Boston’s weekly Tea Dance

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Shambhala LGBT Meditation Group is every Sunday from 7-9PM in Brookline

Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Drag Race’s Charlie Hides comes to Candi Bar on Sunday, March 12 in Boston

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

What to do this week: February 27 – March 5

Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman Tour comes to Boston Friday, March 3, 2017

Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman Tour comes to Boston Friday, March 3, 2017

What to do this week: February 27th – March 5th

Drag Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston

Mass Bears and Cubs Social is on Tuesday, February 28 starting at 7:30PM at Cathedral Station in Boston

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

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Jon Richardson’s “Tonic” CD Release Party is Wednesday 6-9PM at The Black Rose. He also performs at Club Cafe’s Napolean Room Saturday, March 4th.

Jon Richardson’s “Tonic” CD Release Party takes place on Wednesday night starting from 6-9PM at The Black Rose in Boston

Hasty Pudding Musical Theater at Harvard is being taken over by The Welcoming Committee on Thursday, March 2 in Cambridge

Precious Little 0pening night from the Central Square Theater opens Thursday, March 2 and runs through March 26 in Cambridge

Detention Thursdays! is hosted every Thursday starting at 9PM with shows at 10:30 & 11:45PM – No Cover – at EGO in Providence

Thump! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, March 3 in Somerville

Guerrilla Queer Bar

TWC’s popular Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB) is this Friday

Guerrilla Queer Bar takes place at a location to be named later this week on Friday, March 3 in Boston

SoWa First Fridays allows you to peruse galleries and artist studios in the South End from 5 – 9PM on Friday, March 3 in Boston

Wicked Queer Cinema Club will watch You’ll Never Be Alone at the Paramount Center at Emerson College in the Theater District Friday, March 3 from 7-9PM in Boston

Grand Concourse opening night at the SpeakEasy Stage is Friday, March 3 and will run through April 1 in Boston

Single’s Pool Tournament is back at Cathedral Station on Friday, March 3 starting at 7:30PM in Boston

Billiards Tournament is hosted each Friday starting at 7PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

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Gender Swap Karaoke contest starts at 10PM on Friday, March 3 at dbar in Boston

Ariana Grande performs at The Garden on Friday, March 3 in Boston

Fearless in the Dark is hosted the first Friday of every month with DJ Cisco at Mirarbar in Providence

Red Dawn starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey shows at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Friday, February 3 in Brookline

Jon Richardson, “Come Sing Some Songs” repertoire at the Napolean Room at Club Cafe on Saturday, March 4 from 10PM – 12AM in Boston

So Hot Saturdaes is Boston’s no-attitude gay dance party hosted every Saturday at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

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UNITE Saturdays is the weekly dance party every Saturday that starts at 10PM at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera in Boston

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party on Saturday, March 4 is at Paradise in Cambridge

From Russia with Love a classic James Bond flick shows at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Saturday, March 4 in Brookline

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Pajama Party Sunday with DJ Denis spinning your favorite music from the 80s, 90s and now is every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar in the Theater District is every Sunday starting at 10PM in Boston

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

What to do this week: February 20 – 26

Gay men, Provincetown

Snowbound Leather Weekend in Provincetown Feb 24-26, 2017

What to do this week: February 20th – 26th

Drag Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston

Beantown Soft-Tip Dart league spring season is every Monday at Cathedral Station in Boston

Taco Tuesday is a free for all – first come, first serve – hosted every Tuesday at Tremont 647 in Boston

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

bosarts, gay boston

Dragged Into The Woods musical will be performed at Club Cafe from Tuesday thru Thursday, February 21-23 in Boston 

Opus Affair fun, monthly cocktail party starts at 6PM at Pagu in Cambridge

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

DotOUT Midweek Meltdown takes place at The Harp + Bard Restaurant on Wednesday, February 22 starting at 6:30PM in Dorchester

ICA Boston every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission is free to the public

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Artifact Opening Night from the Boston Ballet is going to be amazing but it only runs through March 5 so get your tickets now at Opera House in Boston

Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with Rob Botelho and  Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston

Detention Thursdays! is hosted every Thursday starting at 9PM with shows at 10:30 & 11:45PM – No Cover – at EGO in Providence

Thump! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Snowbound Leather weekend runs from Friday thru Sunday, February 24-26 in Provincetown

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Snowbound Cock Party at the Crown & Anchor with DJ Chris Racine starts at 9PM in Provincetown

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, February 17 in Somerville

Billiards Tournament is hosted each Friday starting at 7PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Controversy is a weekly LGBT Hip-Hop & Reggae party starting at 10PM upstairs at Machine with DJs Begbick & FrenchY in Boston

Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence

The Coolidge After Midnight: Blade shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brooklinegay boston

LGBTQ Conference at Harvard is all day Saturday, February from 9AM – 8PM come and participate and join the discussions in Cambridge

Snowbound Leather Party is at the A-House on Saturday in Provincetown

UNITE Saturdays is the weekly dance party every Saturday that starts at 10PM at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera in Boston

Dont Ask Dont Tell monthly gay party theme is #Resist – all the fun is on Saturday starting at 10PM at Great Scott in Allston

So Hot Saturdaes has a Toga Party theme this week so grab your bedsheets and make yourself a toga then head over to Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party hosts DJ John Rizzo on Saturday, Febraury 25 is at Paradise in Cambridge

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The Coolidge After Midnight: Don’t Knock Twice shows at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

Public Body: Club Circuit with Chad Flahive comes to Club Cafe on Sunday morning starting at 10:15AM in Boston

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Weekend update: President’s Day weekend

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Boyfriends is at the Milky Way Lounge on Friday, February 17 in JP

Every Monday I share a post of what is happening each week that catches my eye. With so much happening this weekend I thought I’d remind everyone of some of the events / parties taking place in and around Boston this weekend.

42nd Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon  is an 11-day cinematic event hosted at the Somerville Theatre from Friday, February 10th to Monday, February 20th in Somerville

Boyfriends is a monthly gay dance party at the Milky Way Lounge starting at 10PM Friday, February 17 in JP

Controversy is a weekly LGBT Hip-Hop & Reggae party starting at 10PM upstairs at Machine with DJs Begbick & FrenchY in Boston

Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence

The Crow plays at The Coolidge on Friday, February 17 starting at 11:59PM

The Crow plays at The Coolidge on Friday, February 17 starting at 11:59PM

The Coolidge After Midnight: The Crow shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday, February 17 in Brookline

Boston Wine Expo is a two day event that is not to be missed if you love wine starting Saturday, February 18 and running through Sunday, February 19 at the World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel in Boston

Cupid’s Undie Run is a fun charity run through Boston to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation that takes place on Saturday, February 18 starting at the House of Blues at 12PM in Boston

Winter Wood Tea Dance is at Mainestreet starting at 5PM on Saturday, February 18 in Ogunquit

Queen Night – Effie Killjoy at the Donkey Show is back with a glittery world of freaks, fairies, flesh and fantasy as this week they go drag at the Oberon on Saturday, starting at 7:30PM  February 18 in Cambridge

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Weekly party every Saturday at Club Cafe

UNITE Saturdays is the weekly dance party every Saturday that starts at 10PM at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera in Boston

SLEAZE: Let’s Get Physical ed. is hosted by Sham Payne and DJ Brian Derrick starting at 10PM at the Alley in Boston

Magnum Saturdays: Get Lei’d is the gay dance party theme this week at dbar on Saturday, February 18 in Dorchester

So Hot Saturdaes is Boston’s no-attitude gay dance party hosted every Saturday at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

gay boston, Paradise

Weekly party every Saturday at Paradise in Cambridge

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party on Saturday, Febraury 18 is at Paradise in Cambridge

The Coolidge After Midnight: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shows at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Saturday, February 18 in Brookline

Glam Brunch Bingo includes DJ Ian Diver, drag queens, bingo and booze – who can ask for anything more so come down to the Trophy Room all the fun starts at 12:30 on Sunday, February 19 in Boston

Boston Gay Basketball League Lip Sync Throwdown is at Club Cafe starting at 1PM on Sunday, February 19 in Boston

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

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