Saturday morning coffee

I love this photo. I wish everyone could start their day sharing a coffee and kiss from someone who loves them.

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Click on this week’s comic strip to enlarge

Click here if you would like to see the previous Adam & Andy

9/11: Twenty years later

911, September 11th

September 11, 2001 impacted many people in the Boston area especially hard. The flights that crashed into the World Trade Center left Logan Airport. Those planes were filled with people from Boston so despite the fact that 20 years have passed it is still a day that is tinged with sadness.

Like many in the area, I lost a close friend that day. My friend, Graham Berkeley (shown above) remains frozen in time as a 30-something who had a devilish personality and wicked sense of humor. If he were alive today he’d be in his mid 50s (I think 56), but sadly that isn’t the case. While life continues, I still feel for those families and friends who lost loved ones as well as those who were injured and traumatized in the wake of those attacks. This post is also for all of you.

Furry Friday

Say hello to my friend Joe.

Past Furry Friday

BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brainEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together.

Leave your answer in the comment section. I’ll approve responses later in the day to give people a chance to respond without seeing any spoilers.

This week’s brain teaser: What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston and Provincetown. Show your love by supporting our gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ host Dave Sawyer at 8PM
FRIDAY: FUZZ returns w/ DJ Taffy at10PM
SATURDAY: DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SUNDAY: Idol Karaoke at 8PM

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THURSDAY: RPDR All-Star viewing party at 8PM
FRIDAY: Friday Feels w DJ Begbick at 10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ Twisted Gleam at 10PM
SUNDAY: Rihanna Beats & Great eats hosted by Harlow Havock make your reservations 11AM-3PM

Cathedral Station Open but no programming scheduled.

Club CafeProof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry starting 8/16
THURSDAY: RPDR All-Star viewing party at 8PM & DJ FrenchY at 10PM, show at 12:30AM
FRIDAY: Join DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SATURDAY: Join DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SUNDAY: Throwback Tea w/ DJ Brian Derrick starts at 5PM

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FRIDAY: Karaoke Night – Give me back my mic w/ Ryan Grow at 8PM
SATURDAY: The category is… dance party w/ DJ Jay Ine at 10PM
SUNDAY: Candyland tea dance w/ DJ Joe Bermudez and Stonewall Sports proceeds go to Boston Alliance of Gay Sports (BAGS) at 4PM

Jacques CabaretProof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! at 8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage at 10PM (downstairs Jello Wrestling)
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage at 10PM (downstairs Burlesque)
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic

Call 617-426-8902 for show information and to reserve seats.

Legacy & Candi Bar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ Monet X Change at Legacy at 10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Fridays w/ DJ FrenchY at Legacy at 10PM
SATURDAY: The Room Key w/ DJ Aron at Legacy at 10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candi Bar at 10PM

Trophy Room has reopened! No programming scheduled at the moment.

LGBTQ+ nights & events

THURSDAY: Gag Reflex Comedy Night is at Club Cafe from 6PM – 8:30PM featuring Jilberto Soto, James Tison, and Sam Morrison

THURSDAY: Witches, Sex and Queer People in Mass: 1644 – 2021 is hosted by The History Project (ZOOM) at 7PM

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FRIDAY: FUZZ returns to The Alley with DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy starting at 10PM

FRIDAY: Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB) returns to The Good Life starting at 10PM

FRIDAY: Jello Wrestling returns to Jacques Underground with a 7:30PM smackdown and a 10PM Sloppy Seconds round with your host Kandi Dishe

SATURDAY: Outdoor Bagel Picnic is being hosted by the “Non Scene” Gay Friends of Greater Boston MeetUp starting at 11AM on Newton Centre Green. Look for the giant rainbow picnic blanket.

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SATURDAY: Kiki Beach If you’re unsure where the boys go on M Street Beach, check out the map on the Kiki Beach Boston Facebook Page, but when in doubt follow the good music and speedos.

SATURDAY: Boom Saturdays comes to the Volcano Room at La Makina nightclub on Revere Beach at 9PM

SATURDAY: Basement Babes Burlesque Returns to Jacques Underground with two shows (7:30PM & 10PM)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: New Player Clinic and Fall Draft (Saturday) and Meet Your Team (Sunday)

SUNDAY: CANDYLAND Tea Dance at dbar & co-hosted by Stonewall Sports starts at 4PM – all proceeds raised go to support the Boston Alliance for Gay Sports (BAGS)

SUNDAY: Second Sundays Tea Dance returns to DBco hosted by LesbianNightLife, all are welcome starting at 4PM

SUNDAY: Mass Bears & Cubs Boston Harbor Cruise shoves off from the Bay State Cruise dock in the Seaport, boarding begins at 5:30 and departs at 6PM returning at 9PM

Drag brunches in Boston

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Beyoncé vs Britney Drag Brunch
Saturday @11:00AM – 1:30PM at House of Blues

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday 12PM – 4PM
Hosted at Carrie Cocktail Nation Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Provincetown This Weekend

Saturday, September 11th the 34th annual Provincetown Swim for Life will take place. Note this year’s starting point is located in the East End. For more information click here.

Vintage gay

Damn these two make for a handsome couple. I’m guessing this dates to the 1960s but unsure. What do you think?

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

Previous Vintage Gay Photos

Night of the Living Drag comes to Boston

Night of the Living Drag comes to Boston’s Orpheum Theater Friday, October 15th. Tickets went on sale late last week so get your tickets while they last. This tour which opens in Boston also makes stops in Toronto (10/16), Vancouver (10/20), Seattle (10/21), Los Angeles (10/23), San Francisco (10/25), New York City (10/29), Washington DC (10/30) and Philadelphia (10/31).

This fierce night of fright hosted by queen of darkness Violet Chachki will guide you through the untimely deaths of Drag Race favorites Gottmik, Rose, Aquaria, Jaida Essence Hall, Alyssa Edwards, Kandy Muse, Plastique and Kim Chi. 

Night of the Living Drag
Orpheum Theater
Friday, October 15, 2021

Tickets for specific tour dates can be purchased here: Night of the Living Drag

NOTE: By purchasing tickets for this event, you confirm that at the time of the event you will have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of the event, OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (14 days past final vaccination shot). Mask wearing is mandated by the City of Boston. Entry requirements are subject to change.

Caption this photo

Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up one or two of your own. Leave a funny caption in the comment section, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“Call me maybe?”

Ptown Classic XXIV returns

Boston Strikers return to Ptown October 8 – 11, 2021

Boston’s gay soccer league, The Boston Strikers, will return to host the Ptown Classic October 8 – 11, 2021. However, the friendly tournament is only part of the fun with plenty of activities taking place off the field including: opening parties, Wigs & Heels Tea Dance, Soccer Ball Dance Party as well as a dinner and awards ceremony.

Early bird registration ($90) will close on Wednesday, September 8th and after that registration will cost $110. Guest Passes are available and cost $60; they include access to all the parties and a seat at the Soccer Banquet and PTown Classic paraphernalia. Players, 18 and older of all skill levels, genders and sexual orientations are welcome and encouraged to register.

If you cannot join the Ptown Classic this year but would like to learn more about the Boston Strikers you can visit them online at bostonstrikers.com. Free Ball this Fall returns with Sunday practices that include fun games and scrimmaging. All skill levels are welcome and you are encouraged to bring a friend or two. The sessions are fun and free of charge each Sunday from 3PM – 5PM Sept. 12 – Oct. 31 at the Carter Playground (Northeastern Campus) 709 Columbus Ave.

Temptation Tuesday

Tempted again. What about you? Anyone know who this guy is?

Past Temptation Tuesday Posts

Men in kilts

This week’s post is for those of you who like men in leather and with a big, furry sporran.

Previous Men in Kilts Posts

Monday morning mancandy

It is labor day weekend in the U.S. Stay in bed, relax and feast your eyes on this piece of mancandy.

Scruffy Sunday

It is Labor Day Weekend in the United States so enjoy your Sunday morning however you like, but I recommend you take your cues from these two.

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts

Saturday morning coffee

It is Labor Day Weekend in the U.S., and I want to wish everyone a very relaxing Saturday and holiday weekend.