Shooting has started for the 2018 Red Hot calendar. Now in its fifth year, the organizers of the annual celebration of ginger men shared a video trailer of a shoot in London along with a new Kickstarter fundraiser to make sure it becomes a reality.
This year’s theme is ‘British Boys’ and proceeds raised will help the fight against homophobic bullying by raising money for the Ben Cohen STANDUP foundation. Below I’ve included the YouTube teaser video if you’ve yet to see it.
The current issue of OUT Magazine has a great article “Pride on the Screen” which looks back at queer cinema. One of the movies featured – a movie that was definitely ahead of its time – is the Oscar winning, The Crying Game.
For many Millennials this may not be a movie they are familiar with since it was released 25 years ago in 1992. It may seem somewhat dated now, after all the idea of terrorism rarely brings to mind Ireland and England, Catholic and Protestant, but 25 years ago the conflict was still very much a reality and more often than not what came to mind when one talked of bombings and terrorism.
2017 Boston Pride officially starts on Friday, June 2nd. To get everyone in the spirit and to promote dbar’s annual parties during pride week (Showtune Tuesday on June 6 and Stoplight Party on June 9) each year the bar holds a photo shoot in Provincetown.
Below is a video from the photo shoot, showing models Nico, Rob and Chris goofing around and appearing to have a lot of fun. Feel free to share with friends.
Sunday, June 4 at 3PM The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) proudly presents Anything Goes, a special 35th anniversary concert featuring Sutton Foster at Symphony Hall during Boston Pride Week.
The 175 member BGMC and a 20-piece orchestra will be joined by the Tony Award winning star, Sutton Foster, who will perform. In addition to the talented Broadway star, a medley of Leonard Bernstein music including selections from West Side Story, On the Town and Candide will be performed as part of a worldwide Leonard Bernstein at 100 centennial celebration of the Massachusetts native who was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim.
BGMC Anything Goes
Sunday June 4th at 3:00 PM at Symphony Hall
Purchase Tickets Here or by calling 617.542.SING (7464)
Gay Bowl XVII Boston || October 5-8, 2017
This past Saturday night, Boston’s LGBT Flag Football group announced at their annual spring awards banquet that the New England Patriots will be a sponsor of the Gay Bowl 17 and the announcement was confirmed by Outsports.
The Gay Bowl is the national LGBT flag football tournament, put on every Columbus Day weekend by the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL). For more information visit the website Gay Bowl XVII.
One thing I have to say about Boston’s Flag Football group is that they know how to have a lot of fun. I always like their videos like this most recent compilation. If you would like to learn more about this Boston gay inclusive sports league, visit their Facebook page, here.
OMG Jimmy Kimmel’s remake of School House Rock’s classic, “I’m Just A Bill” is hilarious and so spot on. Did you miss this? Check it out.
A few years ago John Oliver used his platform on his show on HBO, Last Week Tonight (which, incidentally you can watch on YouTube here), to encourage millions of Americans to demand that the FCC preserve “net neutrality”.
On last week’s show Oliver used his platform again to explain what net neutrality is and why if you happen to be reading this article – it impacts you whether you realize it or not. With his usual wit and zeal, Oliver asked people to visit a website called “GoFCCYourself,” that redirected you to a hidden section of the FCC site where you could comment on the net neutrality proceedings.
Once again millions of Americans did just that. In response to the attention and web traffic Oliver’s show brought to the site, FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai had the website leave the cheeky message you see at the top of this post essentially squelching any chance for you to express your opinion. Interesting side note on Chairman Pai who is new to his role, prior to joining the FCC he spent his career working as an executive at Verizon – a firm that stands to gain a lot if the net neutrality rules are torn up. Welcome to Trump’s America.
Watch this clip: