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Vintage gay

Much thanks to my friend Jim Lundy for sharing this Washington Post article from this past September which shares never before images of men in love. More than 2,800 images have been lovingly collected and recently published as: “LOVING — A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s.” by Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell.  The hardcover book can be purchased for $65 on Amazon and would make for an amazing holiday gift, but if you want to buy it, contact your local, independent bookstore first to see if you can have them order a copy for you.

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 tose share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

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This week on Instagram: kil.dren

Check out this week’s featured Instagram account of Brazilian lawyer, Kildren Pantoja. Kildren lives in Belem, Brazil which is in the northeast near the mouth of the Amazon River. Years ago when Sergio and I were backpacking through Brazil we had planned to visit but I got food poisoning and we had to cancel those plans but the combination of Kildren’s easy-on-the-eyes Instagram photos with Belem and the surrounding area as his backdrop is making me want to visit. Sadly that will need to wait until this pandemic is under control so until that time I’ll have to look to his posts.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

Caption this photo

sports humorHopefully 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 post, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“Giddy-up”

Temptation Tuesday

handsome black man

Normally, I’d have a problem with this, but in this case, I’m liking how this guy has chosen to ignore the buttons on his dress shirt.

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Men in kilts

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Monday morning mancandy

May this morning’s post distract you from the fact that it is a Monday morning.

New England’s first LGBTQ-friendly housing facility for seniors gets green light

Rendering by DIMELLA SHAFFER/MIKYOUNG KIM DESIGN

In 1902 The William Barton Rogers school in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood opened its doors to admit students. Initially a high school that later had boarding space for students, it was most recently a middle school before closing its doors in 2015. This August the Boston Planning and Development Agency approved plans to convert this building into a 74-unit LGBTQ-friendly apartment building for seniors (62+ years old) and earlier this week the Zoning Board of Appeal gave their approval.

The developer plans to preserve the entirety of the school and the architecturally significant interior and exterior elements, including the gymnasium and auditorium as well as a few classrooms that will be repurposed for community use. The developer is planning to create 27 studios, 39 one-bedroom apartments and 9 two-bedroom apartments. with 50 of the units to be rented to people making no more than 60% of the the Boston area-median income.

This development will be the first building in New England designed for LGBTQ seniors, but I do hope it is not the last and am curious to follow the progress of this development. There was no word on a completion date.

Scruffy Sunday

Time to wake up. Rise and shine.

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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.

Whoops! Scheduling problems have turned this weekly morning post into a Saturday afternoon comic post for this week!

Click on this week’s comic strip to enlarge

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

Saturday morning coffee

handsome, hunk, shirtless, muscle

I love everything about this week’s Saturday morning coffee post.

The handsome Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tennis is a fun sport to play and watch, and players like the 22 year old Greek, Stefanos Tsitsipas, can make it quite distracting as well.

For those who don’t follow tennis quite as faithfully, you may not be familiar with Tsitsipas who turned pro just four years ago in 2016 and is a top 10 player in the world. Stefanos has one of the best backhands in the game, and if he remains injury-free, has the potential to dominate the game with his mental toughness, speed and size (he is 6’4″).

However, I think many of my readers may be less impresssed by my observations and may find watching tennis pleasurable because of his sportsmanship, lean build and handsome face.

Not to mention, Stefanos Tsitsipas can be incredibly graceful on the courts.

And while 27 year old Dominic Thiem may be better known for his ‘assets’ than Stefanos, there is no denying that all the sprints and training required to be one of the best tennis players in the world has filled out his lean physique in a way that will appeal to faithful readers of this blog.

Furry Friday

handsome, hairy, hunkPast 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.

I’ll confirm answers in the afternoon so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance to guess.

This week’s brain teaser:With pointed fangs I sit and wait; with piercing force I crunch out fate; grabbing victims, proclaiming might; physically joining with a single bite. What am I?

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

Boston ranked one of the best US cities by Conde Nast readers

Boston Public Garden

Earlier this week, Boston was named among the three best large cities in America by Conde Nast Traveler readers. The publication’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards ranked Boston No. 3 with Washington, D.C. taking second and Chicago ranked as the best.

More than 750,000 of their readers participated in the online survey between April 1 and June 30, 2020. The publication was very complimentary about my hometown writing, “For one of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston sure has aged with style. To get a quick refresher on our nation’s history, walk the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile route along a string of historic sites that takes you through the country’s founding. Other activities worth adding to your itinerary include slurping up oysters at Neptune, visiting the eclectic salon-style art display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and catching a ball game at Fenway Park. Just be sure to learn the words to ‘Sweet Caroline’ before you go.

Rounding out the Top 10 list of best large cities are:

4. New Orleans, LA

5. San Antonio, TX

6. New York, NY

7. San Diego, CA

8. Nashville, TN

9. Tucson, AZ

10. St. Petersburg, FL

While I can understand how a few of these cities made the list, I’m left wondering how is New Orleans still considered a large city with a population of less than 400,000 people, and how could cities like Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle be omitted?

Conde Nast Traveler readers also ranked their favorite small cities (places with populations less than 250,000), which you can check out here.

Vintage gay

Much thanks to Peter Miller for once again sharing an amazing photo for this weekly post. The caption at the top of the photo “My wife and I cutting up” was photographed by S. B. DILLEY of Lake City, Minnesota.  Miller shared that on the back of this cabinet photo the following is written:  SUBMITTED AT YOUR REGULAR RATES BY EDNA KING, 2269 FOLWELL STREET, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.

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 tose share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

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