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Boston Pride 2022

Boston Pride is going to look different this year. With the dissolution of Boston Pride, the city’s LGBTQ+ community has continued to thrive but no single organization has stepped into the vacuum that was created. To help spread the word, each Sunday in June BosGuy.com will publish a full list of events for the coming week. Support these organizations by attending their events.

Below are some of the 50+ Pride event scheduled in June. Many require tickets, so make plans and get tickets now. More information for events happening each week in June will be published each Sunday for the week ahead.

Sampling of 2022 Boston Pride events

June 1 – Heels for Hope returns to raise money for BAGLY
Tickets & event details available here

June 5 – We Outside Day Party at the Encore Casino & Resort
Hosted by Men of Melanin Magic
Tickets & event details here

June 10 – Boston’s Dyke March
Event details available here

June 11 – (NEW PRIDE EVENT) Pride BarFest 2022
Hosted by Lesbian NightLife and includes 10 Venues DJ’s, Drag & Live Music
Tickets & event details available here

June 11 – Chandler Street Block Party
Hosted by Boston Proud
Tickets & event details here

June 12 – Back Bay Block Party
Hosted by Lesbian NightLife
Tickets & event details here

June 15 – Pride Night at Fenway
Tickets & event details here

June 25 – Trans Resistance March
Event details here

More events and programming will be shared each week. If you are organizing a Pride-related event and would like to be included, please reach out directly at bosguymail@gmail.com.

Making friends: Boston LGBTQ social groups

With the influx  of so many new residents at the start of each academic year, I like to update and share this post each September. If you are new to the area or looking to meet more people outside of a bar setting the groups listed below might be a good first step.  Note that some groups may currently be inactive due to the constraints resulting from COVID-19.

If you don’t see relevant or up-to-date information in the links shared below, contact me directly, and I can help find you the name and email of a contact for that group to learn more. 

BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs and policies for gay youth (volunteers are always welcome).

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses.  Auditions will be held January 19 and 23, 2022.

Boston Gay Men’s Books Club is monthly book club on MeetUp that focuses on literature by and about gay men. This month’s book is The Street Kids by Pier Paolo Pasolini and they will next meet on Sunday, September 19 at 5PM at the Public Garden.

Boston Gaymers is a thriving gaymer community, that holds various in-person and virtual events each month to bring together members and to have fun.

Boston Lesbigay Urban Foundation aims to create safe spaces for events to help build lasting relationships by breaking the cycle of disfunction in marginalized communities and helping to make medical and mental health awareness a priority to help lift up the black / brown / latino LGBTQ+ inner city community. 

Boston Prime Timers is a social organization of mature gay and bisexual men and their friends who join together for educational, support, and social activities.

Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are an areligious Order of Queer, Clown Nuns who pledge ourselves to promulgate Universal Joy and to eliminate Stigmatic Guilt. They are active in the community, engaging in volunteering, activism, entertaining and educating people.

Boston Sober Gay Sundays is a private FB group that organizes fun social events for people who identify as sober in the LGBTQIA+ community. Learn more about the group, its members, and the activities they organize by requesting to join the group.

Dignity Boston is a progressive, inclusive community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics and their allies.

Fenway Health has been serving the local LGBT community for more than 40 years; the Fenway and AAC are always looking for volunteers.

Gay Beer Club is a Boston based organization that produces events and gatherings for members of the gay community. This group was very active pre-pandemic but their website is no longer active and their future is unclear at the moment.

Gay For Good mobilizes the LGBT community to interact with the greater community by volunteering their time with different monthly activities.

Gays Against Guns this group of civic-minded individuals meet and plan social programs aimed at raising awareness about gun violence and advocating for sensible regulations.

Gays for Patsy is a country western dancing club that holds events each month. Beginners are encouraged to join. According to their website they will begin dancing again, starting September 18th but bookmark their webpage to get the latest updates.

History Project is a volunteer-driven organization established in 1980 that focuses on preserving the history of Boston’s LGBT community to make it accessible to future generations. Next week they will be partnering with LGBT Elders of Color to host Stories of Our Inheritance, in Nubian Square.

Keshet works to ensure the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and their families. The group also create spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued and work to advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.

LGBT Elders of Color is a local group that conducts outreach to isolated LGBT older adults of color. They help build community through social engagement events, creative programs, and provide necessary resources for health care and aging services.

Mass Asian & Pacific Islanders (MAP) is a group that provide health counseling & support, referral & screening services, as well as general health promotion and advocacy for APIs in the Boston metro area and beyond. MAP is always looking for those interested in getting more involved. You can learn more about how to do that here.

Mass Bears & Cubs is a non-profit corporation, organized to provide and promote an inclusive LGBT+ community through charitable fund raising and other community events.

Men of Melanin Magic is an active social group in the Boston metropolitan area for those who identify as queer men of color. They host an annual Men of Color Weekend in Provincetown each summer and currently co-host Bussdown Fridays with Gay Mafia Boston at Legacy each Friday night.

Mountain Tops if you like to get out and hike, check out this gay hiking group in Boston that organizes trips and hikes regularly.

Naked Yoga for Men Naked Yoga For Men has been meeting since January 2000. For most of its history it has met twice per week. Our purpose is to improve our health and also to make friends.

Non-Scene Gay Friends of Greater Boston is a place for the LGBTQ+ community to hang out, make friends, explore Boston, and have fun doing a wide variety of activities typically separate from the gay bar “scene.”

Opus Affair is probably best known for their monthly cocktail party hosted at local restaurants and bars that are also used to help raise money for local arts organizations.

OUTbreath offers a safe space for those who identify as queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning to come together to explore the practice of meditation and support each other in community.

Queer Boston Board Gamers is a friendly LGBTQ meet up group that connects regularly to play board games. The group has been on hiatus during the pandemic but their remains posts on their Facebook page that indicates they may be getting ready to come back again.

Yankee Cruising Club was founded over 25 years ago to bring LGBT boaters together to meet, make friends and most importantly get out on the water. You don’t need to have a boat to join – just a passion for boating.

Apologies if I have overlooked any gay organizations in the area. Add information in the comments section or reach out to me, and I’ll be happy to add your group to this list.

Support BAGLY with #HeelsAtHome fundraiser

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Michael Lebrecque a.k.a. the mastermind behind Boston’s successful “Heels for Hope” has come up with a creative pop up fundraiser to facilitate social interaction and to help spread some love and support for BAGLY, an organization that has been helping LGBTQIA youth for 40 years.


Heels at Home Challenge:
1.) Take a picture of you at home in your Heels an post on social media
2.) Be sure to tag your friends and challenge them to do the same

Make a micro-donation of $5, $10, $15 to BAGLY if you can. The isolating feeling you may be feeling due to the state’s shelter in place order is how many LGBTQIA youth feel everyday if it weren’t for BAGLY’s services.

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

5th annual Heels for Hope will be on Monday, June 4th

BAGLY, Boston PrideMark your calendars because one of the best events the week of Boston Pride, Heels for Hope, has announced that the 2018 event will take place at Club Cafe Monday, June 4th.

I’ll be sad to miss this year’s event – I will be in NYC for a far less fabulous work event, but I hope you will attend the event and head over to Dorothy’s Boutique on Mass Ave and pick up a new pair of pumps to celebrate.

You can stay up to date on all the latest news regarding this year’s event by liking the Heels for Hope Facebook page. If you don’t have a Facebook account or rarely visit it, no worries as you know I’ll be writing about the event to keep you up to date, HeelsForHopeBoston.

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Heels for Hope tonight at Club Cafe

boston pride, BAGLYEach Pride there is that one party or event that exceeds expectations and floods Facebook with photos.  For the past three years that event during Boston Pride (in my opinion) has been Heels for Hope.

When Michael Labrecque and his friends started this event / fundraiser to help raise funds for Boston Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Youth (BAGLY) they had no idea how popular this ‘unofficial’ Boston Pride event would be. This year the event has moved to Club Cafe and will take place tonight. You can buy a pair of heels if you’re in a pinch at Dorothy’s Boutique on Mass Ave and head over to Club Cafe. For more information check out the Facebook page, Heels for Hope.

Here are some photos from previous Heels for Hope parties.gay bostongay pride boston, gay bostonBoston Pride, gay bostonBAGLYHope to see you at Club Cafe tonight

BAGLY social & volunteer meet up

BAGLYThursday, April 21st you are invited to join BAGLY staff, board, volunteers, donors, and supporters  for a night of pool, food, darts, and great company at Cathedral Station in the South End. 

Cathedral Station South End
Thursday, April 21, 2016
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

BAGLY will be discussing volunteer opportunities and they will be giving away two tickets to their Out For Youth event on Wednesday, May 25th at the New England Aquarium.  BAGLY is one of the nation’s oldest LGBTQ youth organizations, and is committed to social justice in all its forms. To learn more about BAGLY’s work stop by Cathedral Station on Thursday, April 21st or visit them online at www.bagly.org.

Heels for Hope

BAGLYEach year there is that one party or event that exceeds expectations and floods Facebook with photos.  For Boston Pride 2014, I think that event was Heels for Hope. When Michael Labrecque and his friends approached BoMA to host a party that involved high heels and helping Boston Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Youth (BAGLY) none of them realized how many guys would show up. Kudos to the group for raising $2,800 for BAGLY and for hosting what turned out to be one of my favorite parties of the year. Below I’ve included some of the photos from all the fun.


LGBT Prom Tonight in Boston

LGBT YouthProm is a quintessential American right of passage that dominates teen movies and is part of the fabric of American culture.  Tonight more than 1,000 Boston area LGBT teens will come to dance and have fun at the nation’s oldest annual (and largest) LGBT Prom.

This tradition which started in 1981 is now held at Boston City Hall to accommodate the crush of teenagers who come to celebrate Prom with other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in a safe and accepting environment. Want to donate to BAGLY or learn more about this year’s prom which starts at 7PM tonight? Visit their website, www.bagly.org.