Category Archives: Gay
For all of you who enjoy movies, there are plenty of options this week, starting with Dorchester Brewery’s Monday Holiday Movie series showing Home Alone. Later in the week Guy Social is hosting two “Dinner and a Movie” nights including Mary Poppins on Wednesday and Aquaman on Friday. Finally, Gremlins is on Saturday at The Coolidge as part of their After Midnite series.
If you’re looking for some more social options there are plenty choices below including Boston Gay Men’s Book Club which meets on Monday, Gay Secrets of the MFA on Wednesday and Brass & Bows & Boys (Boston Gay Men’s Chorus) on Saturday & Sunday.
MONDAY – THURSDAY
Monday Holiday Movie Night showing: Home Alone is Monday, starting at 6:30PM at Dorchester Brewery in Dorchester
Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets on Monday starting at 7PM at the Trident Bookseller & Cafe in Back Bay to discuss this month’s book, Book of Night – all are welcome to attend
Drag Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston
Cards Against Sobriety hosted every Monday night at the Alley join your friends for a fun game of Cards Against Humanity starting at 8PM in Boston
All Star Mondays FINALS is a weekly drag show with performances at 11:30PM and 12:30AM at Machine in Boston
The Moth Story Slam is open to anyone with a 5 minute story to share on the night’s posted theme – this monthly open mic night takes place the third Tuesday of every month starting at 8PM at the Oberon
Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester
Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing for Queers & friends has country-western two-step, west coast swing and line dancing each Tuesday from 7-10PM (all are welcome) at the Milky Way Lounge in JP
Showtune Tuesday Holiday Spectacular hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester
Stump Trivia with Jonathan Brett has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston
Adult Coloring Book Night is at the Somerville Brewing Company from 6-11PM on Tuesday in Somerville
Gay Secrets of the MFA courtesy of Oscar Wilde Tours is this Wednesday with two tours this week at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Dinner and a Movie (Mary Poppins) join Guy Social Boston for a fun evening out on Wednesday, starting at 6:30 at AMC Common
Siren Trivia is every Wednesday at 9PM at the Trophy Room bar in Boston
Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston
Bear Trivia Night is at 8PM every Thursday at The Alley Bar in DTX Boston
Funsie in your Onesie Holiday w/ Queeraoke also happens to be a fundraiser for queer youth at the Midway Cafe on Thursday in JP
Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with your hosts Rob Botelho and Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston
#Yaasss Thursdays presents: Sissy That Walk weekly drag competition the last Thursday of each month Showtime: 12:30AM at Club Cafe in Boston
Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville
Dinner and a Movie (Aquaman) join Guy Social Boston for a fun evening out on Wednesday, starting at 6:30 at AMC Common
Penny 4 Ya Thoughts? watch your favorite local comedians share their worst dating stories. In between the show, we swipe on Tinder (Grindr, Bumble, etc.) to help a comedian AND an audience member find a match. Hosted by comedian and dating expert Penny Oswin, Friday from 7:30 – 10PM in Boston
H E R O E S Retro dance party hosted the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square
Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX
MOBD (Muscle Otter Bear Daddy) is at the Middle East in Central Square on Friday, starting at 10PM in Cambridge
XO Friday is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday
Brass & Bows & Boys is Boston Gay Men’s Chorus holiday show which takes place on Saturday and Sunday at Jordan Hall (tickets required) in Boston
Blend Saturdays bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend (formerly Peggy’s) in Dorchester
Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM
The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday at Club Oberon in Cambridge.
Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX
UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston
MOVIE: Gremlins will show starting at 11:59PM on Saturday at the Coolidge as part of their Movies After Midnite series in Brookline
Sunday Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston
Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston
Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted 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
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Forty-five years ago tomorrow, (December 15, 1973) the American Psychiatric Association (APA) voted to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. The vote was in favor of declassification but was not universally agreed upon with 5,854 (60%) psychiatrists voting to remove homosexuality from the DSM, and 3,810 (40%) to retain it. Following the vote the APA created a compromise, removing homosexuality from the DSM and putting in place something called a “sexual orientation disturbance” for people who were deemed “in conflict with” their sexual orientation. This bogus compromise was eventually completely discredited by 1987, but its stain lingers. It is this “sexual orientation disturbance” that many in Conversion / Reparative therapy still point to.
We all know the fight to recognize LGBTQ identities as valid and valuable continues. One need only look to the people in the White House to realize how quickly our gains can be taken away and the contempt they hold for the LGBTQ community. It was only last October that Trump was reported joking with staff that VP Mike Pence hates homosexuals so much he wants to “hang all of them.”
So while we should be proud of how far we’ve come in forty-five years, we should not become complacent.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.