Category Archives: Gay

Restrictions on gay-themed content at YouTube gets a second look

Earlier this week The Associated Press reported that YouTube was reversing some restrictions on LGBTQ content based on ongoing criticisms leveled at the company.  The video titled “Her Vows” was cited as an example. The video contains no nudity, violence or swearing, but YouTube deemed it unsuitable for people under 18. For many LGBTQ readers, this will not come as a surprise.

I have many friends who have had issues with Facebook in the past for posting innocuous photos of themselves. I do understand that in many cases this is more an issue with the imperfections of artificial intelligence, that companies use to manage content. And YouTube seemed to echo that in their statement, saying LGBTQ videos aren’t automatically filtered out, “some videos that cover subjects like health, politics and sexuality may not appear for users and institutions that choose to use this feature.” In the case of LGBT topics, which are by definition intertwined with health, politics and sexuality, filtering out what is and isn’t appropriate can be difficult.

Below U.K.-based YouTube creator Rowan Ellis video criticizes these restrictions, which ironically was initially also restricted, though YouTube has since reclassified that video.

Vintage gay

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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

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What to do this week: March 20-26


Taste of The South End is Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the BCA

What to do this week: March 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

Taste of the South End is a delicious fundraiser to benefit AIDS Action on Tuesday, March 21 at the BCA in Boston 

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

Monthly cocktail social is at Tavern Road, Tuesday, March 21

Opus Affair fun, monthly cocktail party starts at 6PM on Tuesday, March 22 at Tavern Road 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

Boston Gay Professionals MeetUp is Tuesday, March 21 at Fleming’s Steakhouse in the Back Bay starting at 6:30PM in Boston

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard work off your calories from The Taste of the South End and meet at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM Wednesday, March 23 in Boston

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Beacons of Light: MassEquality 2017 Icon Gala Awards is at the Courtyard Downtown starting at 6PM on Wednesday, March 23 in Boston

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

Boston Pride Spring Open House will announce this year’s parade marshals at 6:30PM at The Boston Pride Offices in Ft Point Channel in Boston

Kylián/Wings of Wax Opening Night from the Boston Ballet is nearly sold out but the production runs through Sunday, April 2 at Opera House in Boston

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

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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 24 in Somerville

Stage Kiss from the Lyric Stage Co. heads into its final weekend so get your tickets before it closes for shows Friday – Sunday this weekend in Boston

SLAY DIVA Madness with The Welcoming Committee starts at 9PM at Hurricane O’Reilly’s in Boston

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RPDR viewing party is at The Alley in DTX on Friday, March 24 at 8PM

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing party is at The Alley Bar on Friday, March 24 starting at 8PM in Boston

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing party is also at The Trophy Room on Friday, March 24 starting at 8PM in Boston

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

Cubs in Paradise is hosted by Mass Bears and Cubs at Paradise starts at 9:30PM on Friday, March 24 in Cambridge

Controversy is featuring Mariah Carey this week starting at 10PM upstairs at Machine with DJs Begbick & FrenchY in Boston

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Fascination Friday is at Jacques on Friday, March 24

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques from 9-12 every 2nd Monday and every 4th Friday of the month in Boston

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

The Coolidge After Midnight: Nosferatu the Vampyre shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

The Coolidge After Midnight: The Devil’s Candy shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

Trigger Warning: Midnight Shorts is at The Brattle Theatre starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Cambridge

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Dale’s All-Male Yardsale is at Club Cafe Saturday, March 25

Dale’s All-Male Yardsale is a fun burlesque show at Club Cafe (tix are cheaper if you buy them in advance) on Saturday, March 25 in Boston 

Geared: A Sinner’s Ball Event starts at 9PM at Mainestreet Bar in Ogunquit

Dont Ask Dont Tell monthly gay party theme taking place this Saturday starting at 10PM at Great Scott in Allston

Noche Latino is Latin night at The Alley bar starting at 10PM in Boston

So Hot Saturdaes theme this week is Decades of Music, starting with the 80s; each hour will feature a different decade of music at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

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Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party is on Saturday, March 25 at Paradise in Cambridge

The Coolidge After Midnight: The Devil’s Candy shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

The Coolidge After Midnight: Fitzcaraldo shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

Glam Brunch Bingo returns to the Trophy Room starting at 12:30 on Sunday, March 26 in Boston

Salon Sundays Open Studios in SoWa artists at 450 Harrison Avenue will open their doors from 12PM- 5PM, giving you the opportunity to  meet with artists, see them at work and buy direct on Sunday, March 26 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.

Dale’s All Male Burlesque Review returns to Club Cafe

gay bostonDale Stones’s amateur male burlesque showcase returns Saturday, March 25th to Club Cafe for its 5th installment. The show features entertaining comedy and insight from Boston burlesque performers. Hosted by Sirlesque Founder and Creative Director Dale Stones, featuring Willie Dumey, Femme Brulee, and Jolie LaVie as guest judges, and a cast of new male burlesque performers competing for the $100 grand prize.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. You can purchase your tickets online here.

Scruffy Sunday

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I think this guy is equal parts sexy and adorable. What do you think?

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Saturday morning coffee

handsome, hairy, hunk, hairy chest, man in bed, man and coffeeHere is a follow up photo from a post I shared of the same model in February.

Bonus fur

handsome, hunk, hairy, Furry FridayMuch thanks to Julian for this week’s Bonus Fur post. Enjoy the weekend and thanks for stopping by to check out my blog.