Category Archives: Philanthropy

Dinnerfest early bird ticket sale ends Tuesday

Victory Programs, BosGuyThe Victory Program’s Dinnerfest
Sunday, April 23, 2017  ||  Early Bird Tickets $50.00
Red Lantern, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Dinnerfest which goes to support Victory Programs and Boston Living Center is delicious fundraiser to attend.  Early bird ticket pricing ($50.00) ends on Tuesday, February 28th.

I want my Dinnerfest tickets!

Your support helps Victory Programs and Boston Living Center serve individuals and families who are homeless and may have substance use disorders, often accompanied by chronic health issues like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and mental illness. For more information visit vpi.org.

Fenway Health Men’s Event is March 11

Fenway Health Men's EventIn two weeks Fenway Health will host one of the largest LGBT fundraisers in New England.  The Men’s Event, which takes place on Saturday, March 11th will draw more than 1,300 supporters to raise funds for one of the nation’s largest LGBT clinics and to bring our community together to celebrate our accomplishments. Unlike recent years, a chilling shift in political currents has taken place in the United States and after having a friend in the White House for the past eight years, the LGBT community finds itself facing a President who says he’s a friend but who’s actions indicate something very different.

It is important for our community to come together and support each other which is one reason Sergio and I will be attending this year’s program. Tickets remain available for the 2016 Men’s Event on Saturday, March 19. To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets visit, mensevent.org.

To give you a taste, here is a video of Fenway Men’s event from a few years ago. 

Spring 2017 Boston LGBTQ fundraisers & events

Fenway Men's EventBoston hosts many LGBTQ fundraisers and events each spring that are worth your attention and support. Considering the changes in American politics, friends and allies are needed now more than ever.

I’ve compiled a list of LGBTQ events that will take place this spring that you may want to consider attending or supporting. If I’ve overlooked an event / fundraiser, leave a comment in the post, and I’ll do my best to update this list.

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Point Foundation reception is Thursday, March 2, 2017

Point Foundation 2017 Boston Cornerstone Society Reception
Thursday, March 2, 2017  ||  Tickets are $125.00
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join Point Foundation on Thursday, March 2nd for their annual fundraiser. The organization empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential. They do this through scholarships, mentoring, leadership and community service training. For more information visit, pointfoundation.org/bostonCS17.

Sergio and Jesse

Fenway Men’s Event is Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fenway Health Men’s Event
Saturday, March 11, 2017  ||  Tickets are $275.00
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM

The Men’s Event will bring together more than 1,300 gay and bisexual men, transgender people and allies to this black tie event to help raise money to support Fenway Health. For more information visit mensevent.org.

Boston Gay Men's Chorus

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Spring event is March 18 & 19

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus: Let’s Hear It For The Boys
Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 2017  ||  Tickets start at $25
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall 

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus presents Let’s Hear it for the Boys. Featuring music from The Beatles, NSYNC, Kool and the Gang, One Direction, David Bowie, George Michael, The Jackson 5, Village People, Queen, The Beach Boys, Coldplay, Great Big World, Bruno Mars, Journey and Pharrell Williams. For more information visit Let’s Hear It For The Boys.

 

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Taste of The South End is Tuesday, March 21, 2017

AIDS Action Taste of the South End
Tuesday, March 21, 2017  ||  Tickets start at $125.00
Boston Center for the Arts, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is easily the best tasting event of the season and one any foodie should not miss. I also think this is one of the best organized events of its kind in Boston. The fact that proceeds go to the AIDS Action Committee is a bonus. For more information visit tasteofthesouthend.org.

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Boston’s Wicked Queer Film Festival runs from March 30 – April 9, 2017

Wicked Queer – Boston’s Annual LGBT Film Festival
March 30 – April 9, 2017  ||  Ticket prices vary
Multiple locations throughout Boston

The Boston LGBT Film Festival presents the past, exhibits the present, and develops the future by supporting and displaying LGBT media works that challenge, encourage, and educate through the medium of the moving image and the power of queer cinema. For more information visit wickedqueer.org.

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The Dinner Party is April 8, 2017

Fenway Health Dinner Party
Saturday, April 8, 2017  ||  Tickets are $225.00
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM

The Dinner Party will bring together more than 1,000 lesbian and bisexual women, transgender people and allies to help raise money to support Fenway Health. For more information visit womensdinnerparty.org.

Victory Programs, BosGuy

Dinnerfest is Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Victory Program’s Dinnerfest
Sunday, April 23, 2017  ||  Early Bird Tickets $50.00
Red Lantern, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

This is another delicious fundraiser to attend which has a large silent auction to tempt you into giving more to this worthwhile charity that is focused on helping individuals and families who are homeless and may have substance use disorders, often accompanied by chronic health issues like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and mental illness. For more information visit vpi.org.

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Join Kathy Griffin on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spirit Magazine LGBT Executive Networking Night
Wednesday, April 26, 2017  ||  Admission is $15.00
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Boston Spirit Magazine’s annual LGBT Executive Networking Night is always a great evening to connect with friends and meet professionals in Boston. This year Kathy Griffin will be stopping by so be sure to register before the event fills. For more information visit, bostonspiritmagazine.com.

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Greater Boston PFLAG Pride & Passion is on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Greater Boston PFLAG Pride & Passion
Thursday, April 27, 2017  ||  Tickets are $200.00
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 6:00 PM

Greater Boston PFLAG chapter helps to change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that LGBTQ family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive. For more information visit, gbpflag.org.

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This year’s climACTS! event is Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Theater Offensive climACTS! Bounce
Wednesday, May 3, 2017  
Royale Nightclub, 7:00 – 11:00 PM

This party is easily the sexiest fundraiser you will ever attend. climACTS! is a unique party experience that explores and celebrates the rich diversity of queer lives through provocative themes and performances. For more information visit, thetheateroffensive.org.

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If the cost of these events prohibit you from attending consider volunteering  as a way to contribute. All of these events rely on the help of volunteers.

Toys for Joys is next Friday, December 9th

T4J Boston, Toys for Joys Boston, Toys 4 Joys If you’ve yet to register to attend the 8th annual Toys for Joys Gift Gala, I wanted to remind you that the celebration is a week from this Friday on December 9th. This is a really wonderful event that brings together Boston’s LGBTQ community and our allies to collect gifts for underprivileged children in Boston and the Boston area. The fundraiser is devoid of speeches and rubber chicken meals and devoted instead to socializing with friends. 

Registration site for: Toys 4 Joys Gift Gala

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Toys for Joys registration is open

Toys for Joys, T4J 2016If you previously tried to register for the annual holiday fundraiser / party but were unable, you can go back to their website and register now. Sergio and I were able to successfully register earlier this week.

Registration site for: Toys 4 Joys Gift Gala

Gay for Good volunteer opportunities for Toys for Joys

G4G, T4JThe Boston Chapter of Gay for Good has several volunteering opportunities coming up in December. These group volunteering opportunities include several ways you can help with the Toys for Joys event in early December.

There is no money required and anyone willing to give their time and energy are welcome, but note that most opportunities have a limited number of slots and they fill quickly.

Monday, December 5, 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Back Bay
Toys for Joys Wagon Build at 351 Boylston Street

Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Back Bay
Toys for Joys Wagon Build at 351 Boylston Street

Friday, December 9, 12 Noon – 3:00 PM
Toys for Joys Set Up at Revere Hotel (200 Stuart Street)

Friday, December 9, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
Toys for Joys at Revere Hotel (200 Stuart Street)

Childe Hassam Park’s event, ARTISTRY, is Sunday

Childe Hassam Park, South End BostonChilde Hassam Park is located in Boston’s South End at the intersection of Chandler Street and Columbus Ave. The park has been designated as an outdoor space, showcasing the work of Boston’s visual and performing artists.

Later this weekend Friends of Childe Hassam Park will be hosting a fundraiser at The Urban Grape on Sunday, October 16th.

Childe Hassam Park, Sergio Mazon, Joshua Wilmoth

Sergio Mazon poses with artist, Joshua Wilmoth, at the “Play Me I’m Yours” piano that Wilmoth painted and was placed in the Childe Hassam Park (Sept-Oct 2016).