Category Archives: Sports

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“Your hands can’t touch the ball!”

25th Annual Ptown Soccer Classic is next month

The 25th Annual Provincetown Soccer Classic that will take place over Indigenous People’s Day Weekend in Provincetown (formerly known as Columbus Day Weekend). The Strikers’ annual Provincetown soccer classic is a social and welcoming soccer tournament for all skill levels, promoting and celebrating LGBT sports and in particular soccer.

The weekend’s tournament events this year will include the Welcome Party, Wigs & Heels Tea Dance, a full day of soccer, Dinner Banquet, and more. Below is a tentative calendar of events.

Friday, October 7

8pm – 11pm: Opening Party @ The Underground Bar 293 Commercial St
11pm: Late Night @ A-House 6 Masonic Place 

Saturday, October 8

12pm – 2pm: Waterfront Cocktails and Gossip @ Harbor Lounge 359 Commercial St 
4pm – 7pm: Wigs & Heels Tea Dance @ Boatslip 161 Commercial St
9pm – 11pm: Post-Dance Party @ Wave Bar 247 Commercial St
11pm: Late Night @ A-House 6 Masonic Place 

Sunday, October 9

8am – 8:30am: Soccer Registration @ Motta Field 25 Winslow St
9am – 3pm: Ptown Classic XXV Tournament @ Motta Field 25 Winslow St
5pm – 8pm: Closing Banquet @ The Club 
8pm – 11pm: Post-Tourney Party @ The Shipwreck Lounge 10 Carver St p
11pm: Late Night @ A-House 6 Masonic Place 

Monday, October 10 – See you next year!

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“So you’re telling me this is a popular sport played by heterosexual men?”

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sports humor, humor

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“How you can tell who is left & right handed”

Boston gay sports clubs / teams

At the start of each academic year, tens of thousands of people move to Boston for the first time.  Whether you are new to Boston or just looking for an excuse to be more active and make friends, joining one of the many LGBTQ+ sports teams and clubs can help you do both.

Some sports leagues welcome beginners while others are more competitive (most are the former – not the latter). Additionally, some of these teams / leagues are seasonal so even though this post has gone live in early Fall, not every league is in session at the moment. Look through the list of 2+ dozen sports leagues and see which one is right for you.

If you don’t see relevant or up-to-date information on the league’s / team’s Facebook page, contact me, and I can provide you the name and email of the contact for that group for you to learn more. Alternatively, another great resource is the Facebook group, B.A.G.S. (Boston Alliance of Gay Sports) – check’em out.

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay clubs or sports leagues.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog

Helmets & Heels August 13th at Dark Lady in PVD

Providence Gay Flag Football League

The Providence Gay Flag Football league is hosting what looks like a very fun fundraiser this Saturday (August 13th). The party will include a drag show (starts at 8PM!) and an outdoor block party.

Dark Lady will play host to this indoor / outdoor party that will help raise money to help support the Providence Lobsters who will be playing in this year’s Gay Bowl XXII in October.

HELMETS & HEELS
drag show and block party
Saturday, Aug 13 7PM

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Friend and reader, Jim L. shared this photo with me. I really hope it was photoshopped, and there are not two teammates playing together with these last names. However you have to admit it does make for a particularly funny photo to caption.

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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

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On your mark, get set, gay”

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“On Wednesday We Wear Pink

Out at Fenway is tonight

Photo Credit: Patrick Lentz Photography

If you live in the Boston area and are looking for something fun to do, check out Pride Night at Fenway Park. While the official block of tickets have sold out, you can still purchase tickets to the game on the Red Sox website.

Tonight the stadium will have several thousand LGBTQ+ fans cheering on the Red Sox so come out and enjoy a fun night out at Fenway Park. I will be in the bleachers (sect 42) with a few friends. Hope to see you there. Pre-game celebrations hosted by Boston Proud will take place at The Cask-n-Flagon from 4:30PM – 6:30PM.

Vintage gay

Much thanks to Jerry who is a member of the Facebook Group, Vintage Workingmen Beefcake for sharing this photo. While I don’t know that these two are gay, their body language is certainly intimate enough. Perhaps what dates this photo more than anything else is the use of a chalkboard to list swimming heats.

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

Sean Murphy’s ass goes viral

At the end of the NPR Politics Friday podcast there is a segment called can’t let it go. In the segment, the podcasters share something “politics or otherwise” that they cannot let go, and while I should hold off until Friday to share this – I can’t.

The 2022 Baseball season has only just started but I’m already delusional about my Red Sox prospects. However, today’s conversation has to do with the Oakland A’s catcher, Sean Murphy. Specifically, Murphy’s ass, which went viral earlier this week after @PadresGeekster captured it getting pelted by a pitch. In less than 24 hours, the video on Twitter had been seen nearly 10 million times so I’m not the only one who apparently can’t let it go either. Below you can check out the 10 second clip.

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help. my mentions are all about ass

Originally tweeted by 🍪 (@PadresGeekster) on April 11, 2022.

Temptation Tuesday

Here is a throwback to 2015 when the former NHL Bruins player now a Dallas Stars hockey player posed for the ESPN Body Issue.

Past Temptation Tuesday Posts

2022 North American gay ski week calendar

After last year’s hiatus, I wanted to resume my tradition of sharing a calendar of ski weeks organized here in New England and North America. However, it goes without saying that you should continue to check ahead because of COVID.

Here is the 2022 calendar of gay ski celebrations as the circuit moves from beaches to slopes. I also want to give OutRyders – New England’s largest gay ski club a shout out to those in the area. If I’ve missed a ski week, please share in the comments.

Aspen Gay Ski Week: January 16-23, 2022  This week long celebration is the biggest and oldest of its kind starting back in 1977 and has grown significantly over the years.

Winter Rendezvous at Stowe, VT: January 19-23, 2022 This is New England’s largest (and longest running) gay ski week. Boston’s  gay ski club, OutRyders (mentioned above) will help members organize and logistics.

Whistler Pride & Ski Festival: January 23 – 30, 2022  This annual tradition started 30 years ago in 1992, and it offers plenty of activities. If you’re coming from the US enjoy the favorable exchange rate.

Pride “WOW” weekend at Sunday River, ME: February 4 6, 2022 Hosted by OutRyders this weekend is light on programming and heavy on getting outside to enjoy the snow. This is mostly attended by the New England LGBTQ community.

Elevation Utah Gay Ski Week at Park City: February 23 – 27, 2022 While Utah isn’t exactly “gay friendly”, this will be the 12th anniversary and each year the event grows in popularity.

Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week: March 16 – 20 2022 The Elevation Ski Week brand started 20 years ago at Mammoth Mountain and attracts mostly a west coast crowd.

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Elevation Tremblant Gay Ski Week takes place in late January in Quebec, but it will not occur this year. The website indicates this fun gay ski week will return in 2023.

Big Gay Jay Weekend at Jay’s Peak, VT no word on if this annual ski weekend run by The OutRyders at Jay’s Peak in southern Vermont will occur but it typically takes place in March.

Boston Pride Hockey Winter/Spring season

Photo from Boston Pride Hockey Instagram

The BPH Inclusive Hockey League (IHL) was formed this past fall and it has been a tremendous success thus far. The first season of this new league will begin next month on January 2, 2022. For those who would like to learn more or to sign up, be sure to check the link below and share with friends who may also be interested. Sign up deadline is Sunday, Dec. 19th.

IHL 2022 Winter/Spring Season
January 2nd – April 3rd
$150 or monthly payment plan
(sign up deadline is December 19th)