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Holiday humor

Christmas Hope you are having a great day and that your work week passes quickly.

Enjoy the holiday season

Merry Christmas

Each Monday morning I post a series of programs and events that are geared to the LGBT community here in Boston and to a lesser extent, Providence, Provincetown and Ogunquit, but with the holidays in full swing this week and many traveling or spending time with family I’m suspending this week’s post. Have a relaxing week devoid of stressful holiday shopping and other pressures.

Boston Santa Speedo Run 2015

Boston Santa Speedo Run 2015In case you missed it, this past Saturday Boston hosted the 16th Annual SSR (Santa Speedo Run) in the Back Bay.

This year there were fewer runners than in past years despite the unseasonably warm temperature but there remained (as usual) a very large contingent of gay men who participated.  Notably two large teams that have been raising money for several years: Team Wrecking Ballz who were dressed in black with antlers and Team Straight As A Candy Cane.

Unfortunately this year I cannot make a video but below are some photos from the run, which raises money for the PlayBall! Foundation.  Much thanks to Sergio for taking photographs and special thanks to friend and reader, Kyle Szary for sharing his photographs with me to share with you this year.

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Team Straight As A Candy Cane

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Team Wrecking Ballz

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Past Santa Speedo Runs in Boston that I covered:

Santa Speedo Run 2014
Santa Speedo Run 2013
Santa Speedo Run 2012
Santa Speedo Run 2011
Santa Speedo Run 2010
Santa Speedo Run 2009

As usual, thanks to the city and organizers who put on this fun run and to everyone who participated. See you in December 2016.

Pets and the ridiculous costumes their owners make them wear

animals, christmasI can’t imagine how uncomfortable it is to have their ears squished inside these knit hats, but I will admit the photo is adorable, and I’d probably use this as my Christmas card if they were mine.


Christmas humor

Holiday humor

Get your tickets to Toys for Joys this Friday

Toys for Joys 7th annual holiday celebration will take place at The Revere Hotel in Boston’s Theater District this Friday, December 11, 2015. Reserve your tickets and stop by to see all the toys, have a cocktail or two and see everyone.

Reserve your tickets today
Like the Toys for Joys Facebook Page
When: Friday, December 11, 2015 – 7:30PM – Midnight
Where: Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart Street (Theater District)

This is one of my favorite holiday parties of the year. It is devoid of rubber chicken dinners, long speeches and pressure to donate more or to ask your guests to make donations. The entire evening is best described as fun.

Modus Vivendi Christmas line of underwear

underwearNot feeling all the holiday cheer you are suppose to feel this time of year?  Maybe Modus Vivendi’s new Christmas line of underwear will help enliven your mood. Matt over at boy culture has a bunch more photos you can check out here.