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Summer readin’

gay pulp fictionPublished by All Star in 1964 I can only imagine Fenster’s novel must’ve been a real page turner.

What to do this week: June 18 – 24

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Below I’ve shared 50+ events, parties and programs ranging from board game nights to sing-alongs and trivia. Cocktail parties, tea dances and great club options area also shared so please enjoy and help me spread the word by sharing with your friends through your preferred social media.

I’d like to give a shout out to the following events that you may enjoy joining: early in the week Boston Gay Men’s Book Club will meet at the BPL on Monday; Cocktails with Opus Affair at their roaming monthly cocktail party takes place on Tuesday in JP; the resilient Kathy Griffin comes to Boston Thursday and Provincetown Portugeuese Festival starts; on Friday don’t miss Boston’s Annual Donna Summer Outdoor Roller Disco Party and check out 6th Boston Jerkfest and Caribbean Food Festival which runs all weekend; lastly on Sunday check out DotOUT’s Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance  at dbar.

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Opus Affair monthly cocktail social is this Tuesday at The Frogmore

MONDAY – THURSDAY

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets on Monday starting at 7PM at the BPL in Boston – the Meetup page has details in the comments section

Drag Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston

ShowGirls weekly talent show hosted each Monday at the AHouse in Ptown

Cards Against Sobriety hosted every Monday night at the Alley join your friends for a fun game of Cards Against Humanity starting at 8PM in Boston

Cocktails with Opus Affair is a friendly, monthly open social for people to meet and mingle – this Tuesday join Opus Affair at The Frogmore in JP

Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester

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Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

Stump Trivia with Jonathan Brett is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Queer Boston Board Gamers is meeting Wednesday from 6-9PM at the Panera Bread at Porter Square in Cambridge

Siren Trivia is at the Trophy Room every Wednesday from 9-11PM in Boston

Sports Night at Peggy’s  is every Wednesday night at Peggy O’Neil’s pub in Dorchester

Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

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Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off World Tour comes to Boston on Thursday night but if you don’t have tickets you may need to find a friend who does since the show is sold out in Boston

Provincetown Portugeuese Festival  starts on Thursday and runs through Sunday in Provincetown

Bear Trivia Night is at 8PM every Thursday at The Alley Bar in DTX Boston

BRASH | Queer Party is hosted every fourth Thursday at Brass Union from 9PM – 1AM in Union Square, Somerville

Wicked Mean Gurlz (Opening Night) runs through Sunday at Club Cafe, this Sing-A-Long drag Cabaret, blends the music and storyline from WICKED with Mean Girls

Star Boys: A Sci-Fi Burlesque (Opening Night) with Kim David Smith is at the Crown and Anchor through the summer season

Male Call (Opening Night) starts their season in Ptown at the Post Office Cabaret (performances will run Thurs – Sun) in Provincetown

Raja (Opening Night) from RPDR starts her season in Ptown at the Post Office on Thursday (shows all summer Thurs – Sun) in Provincetown

Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with your hosts Rob Botelho and Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston

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Donna Summer Tribute Roller Disco at Gov’t Center starts at 6PM on Friday

THE WEEKEND

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

Boston’s Annual Donna Summer Outdoor Roller Disco Party  get your groove on at Boston’s annual roller disco party honoring Boston native, Donna Summer from 6-10PM at Government Center / City Hall

Northshore Pride Kick Off Sunset Cruise leaves from Salem’s Pickering Wharf Marina at 7PM (don’t be late)

6th Boston Jerkfest and Caribbean Food Festival starts Friday and runs through the weekend at the Ben Franklin Institute in the South End  – GET DISCOUNTED TICKETS HERE (WHILE THEY LAST)

Dueling Drag Divas are back this year performing every Friday and Saturday at 8PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques the 1st and 4th Friday of the month in Boston

Queer Boston Board Gamers – Board Games and BBQ is on Saturday starting at 11AM (please RSVP by Thursday)

Naked @Rock River  is a gay, nude swimming area near Brattleboro, VT. The Meetup will gather at 11AM at the parking area on SR30 – be prepared for a 20 minute hike to the swimming hole

Saturday at M Street Beach – follow the disco music and look for the Speedos

Kiki Beach is back for its third year and Southie’s M Street Beach has never looked so fabulous – look for the speedos and listen for the good music; starting at 11ish in Boston

Portsmouth Pride has events all day on Saturday from 12PM – 11PM in Portsmouth

QTPOC Community Pride Potluck this welcoming social takes place from 1-3PM in Jamaica Plain

DADT Beach Party is Saturday starting at 10PM at Great Scott in Allston

Jackie Beat performs Saturday and Sunday at the Post Office in Provincetown

H E R O E S Saturday (New Venue) Retro dance party hosted the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square

Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM

The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday at Club Oberon in Cambridge.

Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX

UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston

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

SoWa Open Market is open every Saturday 10AM – 4PM

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Beyonce Brunch starts at 11:30 in Downtown Crossing at Scholars on Sunday – note that tickets are required

Gay Men 50+ Brunch Meet Up is on Sunday and for men 50 or older who come together regularly for brunch at Club Cafe – visit the link for more details

DotOUT’s Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance at dbar is Sunday from 4-8PM in Dorchester

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

Brokelahomo! (Opening Night) opens in Ptown on Sunday and will run through the summer season in Provincetown

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.

Enjoy the holiday weekend

If you live in the US, you probably are looking at a long holiday weekend and with temperatures in Boston predicted to hit the high 80s on Saturday, it could well be the first beach weekend of the summer.

However you celebrate this weekend, I hope you have fun. Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet.

BosGuy blog nominated for a Liebster Award

gay blogging awardLast fall I started following a blogger in Brisbane, Australia who writes the blog, Living Gay Brisbane, but lately he’s found himself in the throws of a romance that I’d love to hear more about when he feels comfortable opening up about it. Earlier today I visited his blog and noticed that he had nominated BosGuy.com for an Australian blogging award called the Liebster Award.

The concept behind this award is to help bring exposure to different blogs – something I can really appreciate . The nomination process requires me to answer questions and nominate two bloggers. I will nominate Aussielicious and my husband & i, two well known blogs, and bloggers I respect and read.

My Nominees: Aussielicious & my husband & i blogsLiebster Award

Why did you start your blog? and where do you see it in the future?
I started BosGuy.com to better understand how to blog so I could apply that knowledge in my professional life and at the same time I thought I could capture life events to have something to look back upon. The blog quickly evolved into more than that, and now I use it primarily as a way to promote LGBTQ life here in Boston and in the summer in Provincetown and Ogunquit.

What advice would you give to your younger self?
I echo Living Gay Brisbane’s advice. I would encourage my younger self to have come out earlier. However, growing up at the height of the AIDS epidemic in a small, close-minded community that perceived homosexuality as a perversion impacted me more than I’d care to admit and am proud that I was at least able to come to terms with who I was when I did despite my surroundings.

Who in your inner circle did you first show your blog to?
South End ParkLong time readers won’t be surprised that I first showed my blog to my partner, Sergio, who was very supportive of the idea and remains my unofficial PR manager – consistently sharing my posts and telling people about BosGuy.com.

Love, sex or money? Which one would you choose?
I want all of it and don’t think you have to compromise. Love and sex are the opposite sides of the same coin – I can’t imagine having one without the other and fortunately for nearly 20 years, I’ve not had to compromise. With regards to money, my partner and I will never be wealthy as compared to the financial success many of our friends have attained, but we are more than able to pay our bills and that affords us an opportunity to enjoy our time together in a way many cannot. I know how lucky we are and try not to take it for granted.

What is your idea of the perfect first date?
Sorry, I couldn’t resist – it truly was the first thing that came to mind.

What are your non-negotiables when it comes to a boyfriend?
Someone who I can be honest with and who can help me be the best possible version of myself. I also need that person to allow me to be that same source of inspiration for them. Corny, I know but also true in my case.

The first time I realized I was in love?
I realized my feelings for Sergio went deeper than anyone I’d previously met after we had an argument, while we were traveling in Brazil. In previous situations that discord would have resulted in me walking away, but despite my frustration it didn’t even cross my mind. The moment that realization sunk in – it was a game changer.

Celebrity crush?Celebrity crushIf Chris Hemsworth or Lenny Kravitz ever wanted to come over and hang out for some Netflix & chill, I think I could clear my calendar to make that happen.

Thank you for the nomination Living Gay BrisbaneAussieliciousmy husband & i feel free to answer the following questions and nominate two bloggers you respect and enjoy should you like to accept my nomination.

  1. Why did you start your blog? and where do you see it in the future?
  2. What advice would you give to your younger self?
  3. Who in your circle did you first show your blog to?
  4. Love, Sex or Money? Which one would you choose?
  5. What is your idea of the Perfect first date?
  6. What are your non-negotiables when it comes to a relationship?
  7. First time you realised you were in love?
  8. Celebrity Crush?

RULES:

  • Display your nomination on your blog and thank the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate other bloggers for this award and let them know about it.
  • Form questions for them or do as I did and use the ones provided.

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.

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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.