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Gen Z and Millennials are reshaping the social fabric of America (and that’s a good thing)

Last month the NYT had an article that caught my eye and made me feel more optimistic about the future. The article, Young Voters Keep Moving to the Left on Social Issues, Republicans Included, points to  how Gen-Z and Millennials are far more racially and ethnically diverse and how those differences are shaping their views the world. For example, according to a survey from Pew Research Center, 64% of Millennials believe government should play a bigger role in their lives as opposed to 49% of Boomers. Both younger generation cohorts also overwhelmingly favor social issues like same sex marriage and agree that there is systemic racism that results in Black Americans being treated unfairly. Let that sink in for a minute.

knoema corporationWhile there is no doubt that many of the views of these young men and women will evolve and change, the demographics of a more multicultural, multiracial society is changing the fabric of our society in ways that are very visible as well as in ways that we have yet to fully realize. Combine that with the knowledge that in 2019 Millennials will outnumber Baby Boomers and it makes elections moving forward far more interesting; assuming Millennials will head to the voting booth.

NH Ice Castle is now open

winter funLooking to channel your inner Elsa? You need to make a trip up to NH which is home to one of six ice castles in North America. This year’s towering castle is estimated to weigh more than 20 million pounds and will feature tunnels, thrones, fountains, slides and LED lights.

Tickets are now on sale. For more information visit their website, icecastles.com/new-hampshire. Planning a visit and need directions? Click here.

The 2019 ice castle is a few miles away from where it has been the past five years and is located on Clark Farm Road in North Woodstock, NH. This year for the first time, visitors to Ice Castles can buy tickets for horse-drawn sleigh rides.

National hugging day

Today is national hugging day so make sure you give someone a hug.

Happy New Year

Since today is New Year’s Eve day, and tomorrow is a holiday I’ll refrain from posting my usual “What’s Happening This Week” and leave you with this image.

I suggest that you choose the color of your underwear wisely. If you’re in a sharing mood, leave the color of underwear you plan to wear tonight in the comments section.

Temptation Tuesday

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Here is yet another photo of the very handsome NH-native Nick Sandell.

Past Temptation Tuesday Posts

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.