Category Archives: Philanthropy

Community Servings: Life Savor is May 4, 2017

LifeSavor boston 2014Community Servings is hosting its 25th annual LifeSavor benefit on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:30pm at The Langham in Boston’s Post Office Square. This is one of the better cocktail parties and shouldn’t be missed by foodies who love dining out or for those who love and support Community Servings.

Proceeds raised at this event go to help Community Servings provide medically tailored meals to 1,600 individuals who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves and their families.  Last year’s LifeSavor gala raised $525,000, and over the past 24 years it has raised more than $9.3 million, with an average of 90 cents of every dollar raised going directly to feed Community Servings’ clients.

Community ServingsWHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 5:30pm – 11:00pm
WHERE: Beginning at The Langham Boston in Post Office Square

Tickets to the event remain available and can be purchased here.

The Theater Offensive climACTS! Bounce is May 3

TTO, gay BostonOne week from today is The Theater Offensive annual fund raiser climACTS! This year’s party, climACTS! Bounce features an array of performances that celebrate the LGBTQ community.

Performer, Big Freedia, will emcee the event and perform the up-tempo New Orleans style hip hop music she has made famous. Also performing is the dance troupe Skydance Phillypromising a gravity-defying, sensual performance.

If you’ve never attended the TTO’s annual fundraiser, I’d highly recommend you check it out.  For more information or to get tickets link here.

Since 1989, The Theater Offensive has served its mission with groundbreaking interactive workshops and shows by, for, and about the LGBTQ community. Our work is called OUT In Your Neighborhood (OUT’hood) because we go beyond traditional theater spaces. OUT’hood reflects the diversity of Boston, gives voice to underserved LGBTQ community members, creates avenues for cross-cultural dialogue, and breaks down the barriers of homophobia, racism, bigotry and hate.

Broadway Bares “Strip U” is June 18, 2017

Broadway Bares, is an unrivaled evening of sexy striptease that is part burlesque and part razzle-dazzle with all proceeds going to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  This year’s theme “Strip U” released some eye raising photos and videos for the 27th burlesque show of buff Broadway stars.

This year’s show will take place at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom June 18 and will be directed by Nick Kenkel, whose Broadway credits include “Catch Me If You Can,” “Evita” and “The Wedding Singer.

Order Your Tickets Here

Taste of the South End is Tuesday, March 21

Taste of the South End

Photo Credit: Marilyn Humphries ©

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.

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.