Category Archives: Sports

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)



The Bob-Spread 2022 Calendar

Just in time for the Winter Olympics, The US men’s bobsled team has created a calendar that is sure to get your attention. The eye-catching pg-13 rated photos are definitely eye-catching. Proceeds from sales go to support the men on the US bobsled team so you could argue it is your patriotic duty to purchase this calendar. Orders placed in the next week should arrive in time for Christmas and make for a great gift or Yankee Swap at $25.00.

Click this link to purchase the 2022 Bob-Spread Calendar.

I want to wish all of Team USA much luck at the upcoming Winter Olympics and specifically the US Men’s bobsled team: drivers – Hunter Church and Codie Bascue, and push athletes – Hakeem Abdul-Saboor, Kris Horn, Blaine McConnell, Jimmy Reed, Nic Taylor, Carlo Valdes, Charlie Volker and Josh Williamson.

The Frozen Unicorn

Boston Pride Hockey (BPH) has announced they would host their first pond hockey tournament in January. The outdoor tournament will be held January 28-30, 2022 on Chalk Pond in Newbury, NH. Registration is now open.

Team draft and kick off party will take place on Friday, January 28th and the games will begin Saturday, January 29th in the morning concluding in the afternoon on Sunday, January 30th. BPH is limiting registration to current BPH members only. If you would like to join BPH, check out one of our Thursday night scrimmages here.

Watch the Red Sox / Astros games at Cathedral Station

Photo Credit: Patrick Lentz Photography

Want to watch the Red Sox as they host the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series? The series is tied up with Houston winning the first game and the Red Sox roaring back to take the second game from the Astros in Houston. Games 3, 4, and 5 will now take place at Fenway Park on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Games on Monday and Tuesday will start at 8:08PM and at 5:08PM on Wednesday.

The Red Sox victory over the Yankees to secure their wild card status and then their impressive win over Tampa Bay in the last series has been a confidence boost to the team and their fans. Boston’s biggest gay sports bar, Cathedral Station, will be broadcasting these games live, and the crowd will definitely be loud so stop by to cheer on the Red Sox.

Pride Sports Boston grass volleyball season begins next week and will run through October 20th with playoffs the week of October 27th with teams playing one game each week.

Tomorrow, Pride Sports Boston will be holding open play for anyone interested. Details are included below and there is more information on the Facebook event page.

Grass Volleyball Open Play
(All Welcome – No Cost)

Wednesday, Sept. 15th || 7:30 – 10:00 PM
Doherty Playground at 1545 Dorchester Ave.

Pride Sports volleyball registration is open

Pride Sports Boston has just opened registration for their fall volleyball season. Early bird registration runs through Tuesday, August 31st and costs only $45. After early bird registration closes, you can still register up through Thursday, September 16th for $55.

Pride Sports Boston will host an “Open Play” on September 15th and the season will start the following week, continuing on through October 27th. Games will be played Wednesday evenings at the Doherty Playground in Dorchester – near the Fields Corner T station.

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Much thanks to reader and friend, Jim Lundy, for sharing this photo which comes from the always funny @intosporty IG account. I can’t figure out why this guy has only one hand gloved nor why his left hand isn’t the one that is gloved?

Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up one or two of your own. Leave a funny caption in the comment section, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“What exactly are you massaging?”

Boston Gay Basketball League fall registration opens August 16th

The Boston Gay Basketball League (BGBL) fall registration opens on Monday, August 16th at 7:00 PM. The eight week season starts the week of September 6th and concludes October 28th for both divisions. Games will be played at the Marshall Community Center in Dorchester.

All are welcome to register and join, but teams will fill quickly so be sure to visit www.bgbl.com to register on Monday, August 16th at 7:00 PM. Availability is based on a first come basis for both divisions. If you have more questions you can email BGBLBOSTON@GMAIL.COM.

FLAG Flag Football fall registration opens

Registration for the Fall Season will open tomorrow, Monday, August 9th at 7:00PM. If you have any questions about the league see their website link included below or email registration@flagflagfootball.com. Alternatively you can sta up to date with what the leagues is doing by liking and following their Facebook group, or their other social media handles, Twitter (@FLAGFlagBoston) and Instagram (@FLAGFlagBoston).

FLAG (Friends, Lesbians, and Gays) Flag Football is Boston’s premier flag football league for the LGBTQ community and one of the largest gay sports leagues in Boston. The recreational football club plays on Saturday mornings in the spring and fall and all skill levels are encouraged to participate. The league has grown from just 20 players in 1998 to 24 teams of 14 players in the fall of 2021. For more information, visit their website, flagflagfootball.com.

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This photo is a bit more risque than my typical post but I thought it was hilarious when I saw it. Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up one or two of your own. Leave a funny caption in the comment section, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“Technical term for this in wrestling is, going all the way”

FLAG flag football Beach Bowl 2021

This weekend head up to Ogunquit, Maine for FLAG flag football’s annual Beach Bowl on Saturday, August 7th. Flag football pick-up games will once again be held on Ogunquit beach, starting at 1:00 PM.

Bring your best beach wear, and the league will supply the football and flags. If you’d like to come up to watch and cheer on your friends, you’re more than welcome as well. The beach is beautiful and the forecast in Ogunquit for Saturday is partly cloudy skies and a high of 78F degrees.

Following the games on the beach, everyone is invited to join for food, drinks, and fun. For more details about this year’s Beach Bowl email, info@flagflagfootball.com.

Get your sports on: Stonewall Billiards and Cornhole registrations open Aug 1

Stonewall Sports Boston registrations open Aug. 1st for Billiards and Cornhole

Billiards at Scholars returns on Monday nights starting September 13th. Registration for the league opens August 1st and runs through August 15th. For more information about the league, the rules of the game, and how to register click on the link provided.

Cornhole at Club Cafe will take place on Monday & Tuesday nights, starting the week of September 13th. Registration for the league opens August 1st and runs through August 15th. For more information about the league, the rules of the game, and how to register click on the link provided.

For more information about other leagues and upcoming events visit Stonewall Sports Boston website.

Stonewall Sports Boston: fall kickball

Photo of Bruce Kynoch is from Stonewall Sports Boston Instagram

Registration for Stonewall Sports Boston fall kickball season will close on Sunday, July 11th so hurry up and register before this weekend’s deadline.

For those not familiar with the league, the fall season has two divisions, “Just for Kicks”, and the more competitive, “Time to Slay”. Both divisions play games at Roberto Clemente Field in the Fens Park (Fenway / Kenmore). The season runs from August 8th to October 17th and registration is only $50 per person.

2021 Fall Kickball schedule

August 8 – Week 1
August 15 – Week 2
August 22 – Week 3
August 29 – Week 4
September 6 – NO GAMES, Labor Day Weekend
September 12 – Week 5
September 19 – NO GAMES, Stonewall Sports Nat’l Tournament
September 26 – Week 6
October 3 – Week 7
October 10 – NO GAMES – Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend
October 17 – End-of-Season Kickball PLAYOFFS

For more information about Stonewall Sports Boston visit their website and to register as a team or individual player visit the, Stonewall Sports Boston fall kickball registration page.

Fenway home opener

Photo Credit: Patrick Lentz Photography

Today the Boston Red Sox return to Fenway Park for their 2021 home opener. After a disappointing 2020 (in so many ways), I’m excited to have Alex Cora return as the team’s manager, although I’m sad that many of the players he coached from the 2018 World Series are no longer part of the team. I have no idea what to expect from this year’s Boston Red Sox, but I’m excited and hope I get a chance to go to a game this year.

The game starts at 2:10 PM ET today and will be broadcast (locally) on NESN.