Category Archives: Video

Time Out Market Boston to open in Fenway

Last year when Sergio and I were visiting Lisbon, we stumbled upon a beautiful food hall called (appropriately enough) Time Out Lisbon. It turns out that the Lisbon Market is the original Time Out (opening in 2014) but at the time we’d never heard of this international food hall that now operates in more than 100 cities and nearly 40 countries.

Earlier this month The Boston Globe wrote that Time Out Market Boston will open in the Landmark Center building in the Fenway in 2019 and will feature 16 culinary offerings, outdoor patios, two bars, a cooking academy, and a retail shop. The market will operate in a newly revitalized Fenway / Kenmore neighborhood which in recent years has seen a lot of residential development.  More news about the vendors that will participate and the opening for Boston’s TimeOut Market is sure to come in 2018.

Below are a couple of photos that I snapped when visiting Time Out Market Lisbon in September 2016.

Portugal

Time Out Market Lisbon

Portugal

Time Out Market Lisbon

What if straight couples were treated like gay couples on vacation

VIRGIN HOLIDAYS ASKS: What if straight couples WERE treatED LIKE gay couples?

Earlier this month Virgin Holidays released this funny video. Sergio and I definitely take into consideration where we will travel based on situations like this which are comical in the video but very uncomfortable when it happens in real life. Leave it to Virgin to create such a cheeky promotional video.

You can read more about research done which highlights the disparity between the experiences of LGBT+ and heterosexual couples when they travel by visiting this Gay Times article.

Gay Bowl XVII comes to Boston this weekend

gay boston, gay sportsThe Gay Bowl is the national LGBT flag football tournament, put on every Columbus Day weekend by the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL). Started in 2002 as an annual national championship tournament for LGBT flag football teams, about 40 teams will compete in multiple divisions (including a women’s division) from across North America in Boston this weekend.

I first wrote about the Gay Bowl in May when it was announced that the New England Patriots would sponsor the Gay Bowl, making them first NFL team to sponsor one of the annual Gay Bowl tournaments (and let’s hope not the last).

In addition to a lot of football that will be played through the weekend, a host of social events including a “Pep Rally” party tonight at the Emerald Lounge (how appropriate is that), Bracket Reveal Party later in the evening at ICON as well as parties each night, concluding on Sunday at Royale with a closing ceremony that will take place just prior to the large dance party from Chris Harris Presents in the same venue. For more information visit the website Gay Bowl XVII.

And just to give you a flavor of how fun Boston’s league is, I wanted to share this video from Boston’s F.L.A.G. flag football league – enjoy. If you think you may like to learn more about this group which was instrumental in bringing the Gay Bowl to Boston this year visit their Facebook page, here.

Wicked Queer Cinema Club presents Heartstone

Fat CatDo you love independent film? You may want to check out the Wicked Queer, (formerly “The Boston LGBT Film Festival”) Cinema Club. This group in conjunction with ArtsEmerson meets monthly to screen LGBT film and next Friday (October 6) they meet to see, Heartstone.

Heartstone takes place in a remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it’s time to leave the playground and face adulthood.

Click on the link below to learn more and get your tickets today.

Heartstone
Friday, October 6 at 7PM || $11.00
At The Paramount Center at Emerson College

Battle of the Sexes opens today

I’m not much of a fan of going to the movies, but this true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and douchebag Bobby Riggs, may actually get me to go to the theater.

Emma Stone looks very believable as King and Steve Carroll appears every bit as obnoxious as Riggs who unfortunately also happens to remind me of another DB who currently lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Tom of Finland

Dome KarukoskiDome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows the life of artist Touko Laaksonen who is best known as “Tom of Finland” from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story mirrors the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.

Tom of Finland opens in New York on October 13 and October 20 in both San Francisco and Los Angeles before expanding to select cities.

AT&T Live Proud on campus scholarship contest

This post is for all the college students who have recently moved to Boston for the start of the academic year. Last month, AT&T started promoting their “Live Proud” campaign, which is designed to  help make campus life better for LGBT students. Three students will be selected and receive $2,500 grant to execute their proposal, $10,000 scholarship, new tablet or smartphone and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Note: the the submission deadline is fast approaching, September 22, 2017.

Contest Terms: The scholarship contest must be resident aliens living in the US, be at least 18 years old and enrolled in an accredited US college or university at time of entry through the spring 2018 academic term. For more details about the contest rules and entry form visit, att.com/liveproud.