Category Archives: gay club or team

Helping gay men meet and connect in Boston

Starting this January, each Tuesday I have featured a different gay group, team or club that regularly meets in the Boston area. I want to show people that there are ways to meet people if you are willing to put yourself out there. Unfortunately, Boston will never win any congeniality awards so I’m mindful of how hard it can be (especially for a newcomer to Boston) to meet people.

With the summer season officially starting this past Memorial Day Weekend, I’m temporarily pausing this weekly post. Below I have listed the groups, teams, clubs that I featured this spring. If one or more of these sound interesting, check them out and see if you can get involved.

America’s Finest Kickball League: Boston Chapter

Beantown Softball League

Boston Gay Dodgeball League

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus 

Boston Ironsides Gay Rugby Team

FLAG flag football

Frontrunners Boston

Gay for Good Boston

Gays for Patsy Boston Chapter

HBS LGBT Student Association

LANES Boston’s LGBTQ Swim Club

Mass Bears and Cubs

OUTryders – Gay Ski Club 

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Boston Covenant

Stonewall Billiards and Dodgeball Leagues

Toys for Joys

Yankee Cruising Club

The Welcoming Committee

In the fall I will once again feature LGBTQ groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you’d like to have your club / team featured, please email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Meetup: Gay Men Camping

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UPDATE: It appears this group has suddenly (and sadly) folded. 

Each Tuesday I feature a different LGBTQ club or organization to help connect gay men living in the Boston area. One such group you may not know about is Boston’s Gay Men’s Camping Meetup Group. With more temperate weather in our future, I thought the time was right to give a shout out to this group.

Boston’s Gay Men Camping is an outdoor adventure group for men only. A social network for all fit and active gay men of all ages. Including singles, couples and friends who appreciate nature, love hiking, enjoy backpacking and have a passion for exploring the outdoors. The group regularly schedules weekend camping trips throughout New England, and although I’ve never joined them, they come across as quite friendly and recommend you check them out.

gay boston, gay campingIf this sounds like a group you’d enjoy, I encourage you to reach out to them by joining their Meetup group online at GayMenCamping.com and to like their Facebook page, facebook.com/GayMenCamping.

I want to feature the LGBTQ groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you’d like to have your club / team featured, please email me at bosguymail@gmail.com or via FB messenger.

Yankee Cruising Club

gay bostonDid you know that the Yankee Cruising Club was founded in 1983 with the intention to bring LGBTQ boaters together to meet, make friends and most importantly get out on the water?

Yankee Cruising Club’s next event is this Sunday, May 19th at the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Newport, Rhode Island. If this sounds interesting, click here to visit their event page to learn more.

The social group plans events year round but now that the weather is finally warming up, look for more social programming designed to get out on the water. You can learn more about the group by checking them out online at meetup.com/Yankee-Cruising-Club or on Facebook at Yankee Cruising Club

I want to feature the LGBTQ groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you’d like to have your club / team featured, please email me at bosguymail@gmail.com or via FB messenger.

Boston’s LGBTQ swim club: LANES

SwimmerEach Tuesday I feature a different LGBTQ club or organization to help connect gay men living in the Boston area. One such group you may not know about is Boston’s great swimming club, LANES – Liquid Assets New England Swimming.

LANES swims year round so you can join at anytime and with five practices scheduled each week (three during the week and two on the weekends) you are sure to find a time that will work for you. Everyone is welcome to join. LANES has everyone from former collegiate swimmers to those who are swimming to stay in shape – and of course the social aspect, which you can learn more about by visiting them online and joining them at one of their upcoming practices.Brian Moynihan, William Lawson, LANES, Liquid Assets New England Swimming, gay boston

For more information visit LANES online at swim-lanes.org or on Facebook at Liquid Assets New England Swimming.

I want to feature the LGBTQ groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you’d like to have your club / team featured, please email me at bosguymail@gmail.com or via FB messenger.

Boston’s gay dodgeball league

gay boston, gay boston sports leaguesEach Tuesday I feature a different LGBTQ club or organization to try and help gay men living in the Boston area connect. This week I wanted to share with you Boston’s gay dodgeball league. Registration for the summer season will open on Saturday, May 12th and there is a slight discount if you register early.

Dodgeball Summer Registration Opens Saturday, May 12

They will host a pick up game that everyone is welcome to on Thursday, June 28th and games will officially start Thursday, July 12. Games will be held on Thursday evenings at the Holland Community Center in Dorchester.

gay boston, gay sports clubs in bostonIf this sounds like something you’d be interested in checking out, I’d encourage you to give the club a closer look. You can find more information online at gaydodgeball.com/boston or on the facebook page, facebook.com/GayDodgeball.

I want to feature the LGBTQ groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you’d like to have your club / team featured, please email me at bosguymail@gmail.com or via FB messenger.

Boston’s gay men’s book club

Each Tuesday I’m featuring a different LGBTQ club or organization to help connect gay men living in the Boston area. One such group you may not know about is Boston’s gay men’s book club. This active group of men meet monthly in the Back Bay.

This group meets monthly at the Trident Bookseller & Cafe, located on the last block of Newbury Street. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in participating, check out the group. This month they are reading After the Blue Hour by John Rechy, and will discuss it on Monday, April 30th. For more info click here.

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I want to feature the LGBTQ groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you’d like to have your club / team featured, please email me at bosguymail@gmail.com or via FB messenger.

Gays for Patsy Boston chapter

gay bostonSometimes meeting people in Boston can be difficult so each Tuesday I feature a different gay / gay-friendly group or team to share with you ways to connect with people. BTW – by connect I don’t mean that you need wifi, I mean actually interacting with them in person. This week I wanted to feature the Boston chapter of Gays for Patsy who meet regularly.

The group happens to also have their Spring Stomp! Hoedown in Ptown later this month (April 27-29). It doesn’t matter your skill / level to participate but you do have to register and you have to be open to having fun.

For more information about the Boston chapter or to learn about their upcoming event in Provincetown visit them online at gaysforpatsy.org and definitely like their Facebook page, Gays for Patsy.

I want to feature the LGBTQ groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you’d like to have your club / team featured, please email me at bosguymail@gmail.com or via FB messenger.