Category Archives: Gay

Scruffy Sunday

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Saturday morning coffee

Enjoy your morning cup of joe (or whatever you’d like to call him).

Furry Friday

Thank god it’s Furry Friday. Have a great weekend everyone.

Past Furry Friday

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston and Provincetown. Show your love by supporting our gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ host Dave Sawyer at 8PM
FRIDAY: Casual Fridays w/ DJ BEGBICK at10PM
SATURDAY: DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SUNDAY: Idol Karaoke at 8PM

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THURSDAY: Pride Sports Social w/ music by Twisted Gleam at 8PM
FRIDAY: Super Nature w/ DJ Brian Derrick at 10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Aga at 10PM
SUNDAY: Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch & Munch make your reservations 11AM-4PM

Cathedral Station Open but no programming scheduled.

Club CafeProof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry starting 8/16
THURSDAY: DJ FrenchY at 10PM, drag show at 12:30AM
FRIDAY: Push Play: Lil Nas X at 8:30PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SATURDAY: DJ FrenchY at 10PM
SUNDAY: 🐻 Bear Tea w/ DJ Brian Derrick starts at 5PM

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FRIDAY: Karaoke Night – Give me back my mic w/ Ryan Grow at 8PM
SATURDAY: Ultra Violet dance party w/ DJ Mascari at 10PM
SUNDAY: “Fall Ball” tailgate tea dance w/ FLAG Flag Football and DJ Joe Bermudez at 4PM

Jacques CabaretProof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! at 8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage at 10PM
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage at 10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic

Call 617-426-8902 for show information and to reserve seats.

Legacy & Candi Bar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ Kylie Sonique Love at Legacy at 10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Fridays w/ DJ FrenchY at Legacy at 10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Ranny at Legacy at 10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candi Bar at 10PM

Trophy Room has reopened! No programming scheduled at the moment.

LGBTQ+ nights & events

THURSDAY: Broadway Trivia Hosted by Justin McCoubry at Club Cafe entry fee is $15 / person with a maximum of 6 people per team.

THURSDAY: Queeraoke Thursdays is back at Midway Cafe in JP every Thursday at 10PM

THURSDAY: (NEW GAY NIGHT) That Very Thursday w/ music by DB SWEETS from The Glitter boys starting at 9PM at The W Hotel Boston

FRIDAY: Push Play – Club Cafe Plays the entire Montero Album by Lil Nas X starting at 8:30PM

FRIDAY: HEROES (18+ Night) returns to Sonia at 9PM in Central Square.

FRIDAY: Beach Ball Friday w/ DJ Michael Giller and host Lady German at La Makina on Revere Beach

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SATURDAY: Kiki Beach If you’re unsure where the boys go on M Street Beach, check out the map on the Kiki Beach Boston Facebook Page, but when in doubt follow the good music and speedos.

SATURDAY: Patty Bourrée’s monthly cabaret returns to Jacques Underground doors open at 7:30PM and the show starts at 8:00PM

SATURDAY: Boom Saturdays comes to the Volcano Room at La Makina nightclub on Revere Beach at 9PM

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SUNDAY: Fall Ball Tailgate Tea Dance w/ music by DJ Joe Bermudez at dbar starting at 4PM

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SUNDAY: Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets at 5PM in the Public Garden to discuss this month’s read, The Street Kids by Pier Paolo Pasolini (all are welcome regardless of whether you’ve read this month’s novel)

Drag brunches in Boston

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Mean Girls Drag Brunch
Saturday @11:00AM – 1:30PM at House of Blues

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch
Sunday 11AM – 4PM at blend Dorchester

Brunch of Queens
Sunday @11AM at Hard Rock Cafe

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday 12PM – 4PM
Hosted at Carrie Cocktail Nation Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Provincetown This Weekend

National Gay Pilots Association “Cape Cod Classic”

Friday – Sunday, September 17-19th is the annual Cape Cod Classic a fun tradition that brings hundreds of gay pilots to Provincetown for a weekend of fun events. For more information about this fun and friendly group visit NGPA.org.

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LGBTQ Car Club Provincetown Invitational

Saturday, September 18 is the LGBTQ Car Club 25th Provincetown Invitational at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Saturday, September 18th from 10am to 1:30pm.  Admission is free. For more information visit yankeelcc.com.

Vintage gay

I found this photo of William Dorsey Swann (1858 – 1925) online and was intrigued to learn more. Swann who was born into slavery is an American gay liberation activist, and the first person in the US to lead a queer resistance group. He is the first known person to self-identify as a “queen of drag”. Below is a write-up I also found about this amazing man who was way ahead of his time.

In 1888, one of first recorded and widely-publicized arrests in the United States for gender impersonation took place at an event in the home of William Dorsey Swann, a Black man.  Less than a mile from the White House, Swann and twelve other Black people were arrested and charged with vagrancy after police raided a secret drag dance he was hosting. The following day the headline in the Evening Star read “Colored Men in Female Attire.” Swann — the queen of the ball — was himself “arrayed in a gorgeous dress of cream-colored satin,” but unlike the others, he ran frantically toward the officers in a vain attempt to keep them from entering the two-story residence in northwest Washington, D.C. They were ordered to pay a bond or serve 30 days in jail, and their names were published in the local papers the next day for all the city to read. A year prior, in January 1887, another such dance was also raided. This one had featured both white and Black invitees — and several of the same people had been arrested, including Swann.

Available evidence hints that queens intentionally changed the locations of their parties in order to evade law enforcement. Through informants, detectives were keeping an eye on Swann and the others. On New Year’s Eve of 1895, after the men had successfully eluded the authorities for years, the police abruptly walked into Swann’s home to disrupt a gathering that had only just begun. The officers arrested the host, charging him with keeping a disorderly house. Three black guests were also taken in and charged with vagrancy, while three white guests faced no charges but were summoned as “witnesses.”

Swann was found guilty and sentenced to 10 months in jail. The judge, who said Swann’s home had become a “hell of iniquity,” told the court he wished he had had the power to impose a 10-year sentence instead.

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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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Men in kilts

Dapper dresser

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Monday morning mancandy

Anyone know who this handsome man is? He makes for a fantastic piece of mancandy, and I’m curious if he has an IG or Twitter account.

Scruffy Sunday

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Saturday morning coffee

I love this photo. I wish everyone could start their day sharing a coffee and kiss from someone who loves them.

Furry Friday

Say hello to my friend Joe.

Past Furry Friday

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston and Provincetown. Show your love by supporting our gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ host Dave Sawyer at 8PM
FRIDAY: FUZZ returns w/ DJ Taffy at10PM
SATURDAY: DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SUNDAY: Idol Karaoke at 8PM

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THURSDAY: RPDR All-Star viewing party at 8PM
FRIDAY: Friday Feels w DJ Begbick at 10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ Twisted Gleam at 10PM
SUNDAY: Rihanna Beats & Great eats hosted by Harlow Havock make your reservations 11AM-3PM

Cathedral Station Open but no programming scheduled.

Club CafeProof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry starting 8/16
THURSDAY: RPDR All-Star viewing party at 8PM & DJ FrenchY at 10PM, show at 12:30AM
FRIDAY: Join DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SATURDAY: Join DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SUNDAY: Throwback Tea w/ DJ Brian Derrick starts at 5PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke Night – Give me back my mic w/ Ryan Grow at 8PM
SATURDAY: The category is… dance party w/ DJ Jay Ine at 10PM
SUNDAY: Candyland tea dance w/ DJ Joe Bermudez and Stonewall Sports proceeds go to Boston Alliance of Gay Sports (BAGS) at 4PM

Jacques CabaretProof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! at 8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage at 10PM (downstairs Jello Wrestling)
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage at 10PM (downstairs Burlesque)
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic

Call 617-426-8902 for show information and to reserve seats.

Legacy & Candi Bar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ Monet X Change at Legacy at 10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Fridays w/ DJ FrenchY at Legacy at 10PM
SATURDAY: The Room Key w/ DJ Aron at Legacy at 10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candi Bar at 10PM

Trophy Room has reopened! No programming scheduled at the moment.

LGBTQ+ nights & events

THURSDAY: Gag Reflex Comedy Night is at Club Cafe from 6PM – 8:30PM featuring Jilberto Soto, James Tison, and Sam Morrison

THURSDAY: Witches, Sex and Queer People in Mass: 1644 – 2021 is hosted by The History Project (ZOOM) at 7PM

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FRIDAY: FUZZ returns to The Alley with DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy starting at 10PM

FRIDAY: Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB) returns to The Good Life starting at 10PM

FRIDAY: Jello Wrestling returns to Jacques Underground with a 7:30PM smackdown and a 10PM Sloppy Seconds round with your host Kandi Dishe

SATURDAY: Outdoor Bagel Picnic is being hosted by the “Non Scene” Gay Friends of Greater Boston MeetUp starting at 11AM on Newton Centre Green. Look for the giant rainbow picnic blanket.

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SATURDAY: Kiki Beach If you’re unsure where the boys go on M Street Beach, check out the map on the Kiki Beach Boston Facebook Page, but when in doubt follow the good music and speedos.

SATURDAY: Boom Saturdays comes to the Volcano Room at La Makina nightclub on Revere Beach at 9PM

SATURDAY: Basement Babes Burlesque Returns to Jacques Underground with two shows (7:30PM & 10PM)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: New Player Clinic and Fall Draft (Saturday) and Meet Your Team (Sunday)

SUNDAY: CANDYLAND Tea Dance at dbar & co-hosted by Stonewall Sports starts at 4PM – all proceeds raised go to support the Boston Alliance for Gay Sports (BAGS)

SUNDAY: Second Sundays Tea Dance returns to DBco hosted by LesbianNightLife, all are welcome starting at 4PM

SUNDAY: Mass Bears & Cubs Boston Harbor Cruise shoves off from the Bay State Cruise dock in the Seaport, boarding begins at 5:30 and departs at 6PM returning at 9PM

Drag brunches in Boston

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Beyoncé vs Britney Drag Brunch
Saturday @11:00AM – 1:30PM at House of Blues

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday 12PM – 4PM
Hosted at Carrie Cocktail Nation Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Provincetown This Weekend

Saturday, September 11th the 34th annual Provincetown Swim for Life will take place. Note this year’s starting point is located in the East End. For more information click here.

Vintage gay

Damn these two make for a handsome couple. I’m guessing this dates to the 1960s but unsure. What do you think?

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

Previous Vintage Gay Photos

Men in kilts

This week’s post is for those of you who like men in leather and with a big, furry sporran.

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Monday morning mancandy

It is labor day weekend in the U.S. Stay in bed, relax and feast your eyes on this piece of mancandy.

Scruffy Sunday

It is Labor Day Weekend in the United States so enjoy your Sunday morning however you like, but I recommend you take your cues from these two.

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