Kill the closet: National Coming Out day

I have no idea what was the motivation / inspiration behind the 1980 pop music hit I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross, but I can’t think of a more appropriate song. The lyrics, intent and emotion match exactly how I felt after I came out and make it the perfect song to share on National Coming Out Day.

Vintage gay

vintage gay couple photo

I can’t help but think if we were contemporaries, I would’ve enjoyed knowing these two men. Rarely are vintage gay photographs so provocative.

I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at

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Brady Bunch reboot: ‘Where’s Alice?’

humor, friends, InstagramSergio and I had friends over this past weekend and after a few glasses of wine had been poured, we started having fun with Instagram. And this was the end result. Looking through the photos the following day, I started to arrange them as shown above, and I couldn’t help but think this could make for a funny modern day reboot of the Brady Bunch.

This week on Instagram: theroni89

BostonI don’t know much about this Boston-based photographer other than he takes beautiful photos of Boston and clearly has a passion for cars, because his Instagram feed is chock-full of both. I’m more partial to the night shots of Boston like this one of the Zakim Bridge shot at night.

Follow this account on Instagram here,

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Caption this photo

humor, ass

Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up a caption or two of your own. Leave a witty or funny caption as a comment for this photo which I pulled from Bret Contreras IG account, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“Gluteus Maximus”

BAGLY’s new community center grand opening party is Oct 11th

Gay Boston, gay youth, gay boston youthBAGLY will be hosting the grand opening of Boston’s new community center on National Coming Out Day – Thursday, October 11th and you are welcome to celebrate with them.

The new community center is near Government Center at 28 Court Street and the grand opening celebration will be from 4:30 – 7:30PM. BAGLY does ask that you RSVP if you would like to join in the celebration – there is no cost to attend.

Click here for more information about the Grand Opening

Addicted to Serial podcast season 3

SERIAL Season 3 Episode 1 || Artwork by Melody Newcomb

The podcast series SERIAL is back again with a third season and it seems as if they’e found their mojo again. Simply put, I’m hooked. The third season focuses on everyday cases in the criminal justice system in Cleveland and after listening to a couple of these episodes, I hope this season can brings as much attention to the everyday life of our criminal justice system as season one did for Adnan Sayed from season one.

If you think about it, if our criminal justice system was working as it should movements like Black Lives Matter and #MeToo would have never surfaced. And if we can’t or don’t improve our criminal justice system it is logical to assume their will be more of these movements and they will continue to grow. I know that there are a lot of very good people who work in the criminal justice system and their efforts go unheralded, but much more needs to be done. If you feel the same, download the podcast series and check it out.

SERIAL Season 3