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Millennials are changing America (for the better)

The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program has released a new report, The Millennial Generation: A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future. In it they examine how this generation (75 million strong) now a quarter of the entire U.S. population is changing. For those who like to complain about this generation, think about this: Millennials are more likely to be multi-racial, more racially diverse and more likely to identify as LGBTQ. Just by virtue of who they are, they can / will accelerate greater acceptance. Below you can see how Millennials are changing the make up of cities from coast to coast.

An interesting side note published by GLAAD in 2017 found 20% of 18-34 year olds identified as LGBTQ. More information about that here

The Millennial population of Boston accounts for 24.6% of the total population, but places like Provo, UT (30.40%), Austin, TX (27.20%) and San Diego, CA (27%) have even larger percentages of their population identifying as Millennials. Curious to see what the percentage of your city’s population is Millennial? The Brookings Institute has an interactive map will show you, here.

Brookings Institute

What to do this weekend

Temptation Tuesday, gay, shirtless, hunkThis weekend at the Kendall Tom of Finland Biopic opens in Boston, the OutRyders head to Cannon Mountain for some fun on the slopes and there are a number of dance parties including Excess: Yule BallBoyfriends  and Bears, Cubs and Toys! Oh My Toy Drive

Also tickets remain for two of Boston’s naughtiest holiday theater traditions The Slutcracker  and The Gold Dust Orphans holiday show, Whatever Happened to Baby Jesus and don’t forget BELIEVE! Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert with performances through the weekend.

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Ugly X-mas Sweater Contest & Christmas Queens is at The Alley Bar on Friday

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville

Tom of Finland – Boston Release will be showing starting Friday at The Kendall Cinema in Cambridge

BELIEVE! Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert performances run through the weekend at Jordan Hall in Boston

Ugly X-mas Sweater Contest & Christmas Queens Tickets starts at 9PM with music by DJ Begbick at The Alley Bar on Friday night in Boston

Excess: Yule Ball is a club night for Boston’s pan-alt scene (Goths / Burners / Fetishists / Queers / Spinners) starting at 9PM at Excess in Somerville

Boyfriends is a monthly dance party with music from DJ Brent Covington at the Milky Way Lounge on Friday starting at 10PM in Jamaica Plain

OutRyders head to Cannon Mountain Boston’s LGBTQ ski & snowboard club heads north Saturday for fun on the slopes from 8AM – 4PM in NH

Bears, Cubs and Toys! Oh My Toy Drive is presented by Mass Bears and Cubs at the Alley Bar on Saturday night starting at 9PM on Saturday in Boston

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge

Sunday Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston

Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar in the Theater District is every Sunday starting at 10PM in Boston

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Adios Cancun

Sergio and I (along with our friends) have to say adios to Cancun today and brace ourselves for the frigid temperatures in Boston. The image shown above was taken by our friend, Alex, who I have included a photograph of below. I think his picture taken earlier in the week shows how beautiful it is here.

The excuse for coming to Cancun was to celebrate a friend’s birthday for a few days. Our time here passed quickly and was spent lounging in the sun. The highlight for me was on Friday when we rented a boat and crew to take us out into the ocean for snorkeling and to a sandbar where we could enjoy the spectacular colors of the Caribbean. I’ll definitely miss all the sun and warm weather, but it is time to go home now.

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My friend Alex really enjoyed the day on the boat as well.

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Can you see Sergio’s huge smile through the salt-splashed camera lens?

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The water is so beautiful in Cancun

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I’m a sucker for a cheesy tourist photo op

Adios Cancun – it’s been real.

Halloween season in New England: Haunted Houses and attractions in Salem

HalloweenTis the season to scare the crap out of oneself. While I’m no expert on this sort of thing,I’ve done some digging to share with you information about haunted houses in the area you can visit. I’ve not attended any of these locations so share your comments to help others pick and choose the best haunted house.

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is south of Boston in Abbington, MA. Oct 17 and 24th  they will host their special Darkness Unleashed, which requires advance ticket purchase.  On Sundays and Thursdays they have offer at $5 off coupon on their website. For more information be sure to visit their website.
Instagram: @bhmansion
Facebook: Barrett’s Haunted Mansion

Factory of Terror has three locations in Worcester, West Warwick, RI and Fall River. More details about individual locations, tickets and hours can be found on their website, factoryofterror.com.
Instagram: @factory_of_terror
Facebook: Factory of Terror

Spooky World may be the largest of the haunted houses in the area. This year Spooky World presents “Nightmare in New England”. Based on feedback I read online, it seems like you will want to purchase either their VIP or Super VIP tickets, but these come at a hefty price, starting at $67 on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information visit their website, Spookyworld.com.
Instagram: @SpookyWorld
Facebook: Spooky World

Six Flags Fright Fest 2017 runs through October 29th. Enjoy thrills and activities throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down

scary, salemVisiting Salem, MA? Check out the following:
Voodoo and Vampires & Ghosts Walking Tour
2 Hour Sinister Stories of Salem Night Time Walking Tour
Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery: A horror museum
Salem Witch Trial Museum
Salem Ghost Tour
Escape Room

For additional information about Halloween related events and haunted houses visit halloweennewengland.com. Below are links to sites I think you might like in Massachusetts.

MA Haunted Houses and Trails Guide
MA Night and Haunted Hayrides Guide
MA Night and Haunted Corn Mazes Guide
MA Ghost and Paranormal Tours

Men in kilts

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Much thanks to @damienOz for sharing this photo and suggesting it for my weekly Men in Kilts post.

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Just how sensitive is your OCD radar?

OCDAlthough I don’t consider myself OCD, I took this interesting online quiz which claims to test your attention to detail. I scored a 100.  Not sure I’m as detail-oriented as that exam might indicate, but it was fun to take. Let me know what you score if you take the online quiz.

Just how sensitive is your OCD radar?

Sharing rocks: See something, share something

bathtub, men in a tub, guys sharing bathIvan, a new reader of this blog, commented that more readers need to share my posts so people can learn about what is happening each week. I really appreciated his comment, and I’d like to also ask if there is something happening that enriches LGBTQ life in the area, to let me know – I’ll do my best to give it a shout out, my email is bosguymail@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance to anyone who shares one of my posts on your preferred social media platform. I appreciate the shout out, because the only way people find out about BosGuy.com is by word of mouth; sharing really is caring.