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Saturday morning comics

gay cartoon, gay comic, James Asal Jr.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.

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45 years ago homosexuality was declassified as a mental disorder

Forty-five years ago tomorrow, (December 15, 1973) the American Psychiatric Association (APA) voted to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. The vote was in favor of declassification but was not universally agreed upon with  5,854 (60%) psychiatrists voting to remove homosexuality from the DSM, and 3,810 (40%) to retain it. Following the vote the APA created a compromise, removing homosexuality from the DSM and putting in place something called a “sexual orientation disturbance” for people who were deemed “in conflict with” their sexual orientation. This bogus compromise was eventually completely discredited by 1987, but its stain lingers. It is this “sexual orientation disturbance” that many in Conversion / Reparative therapy still point to.

We all know the fight to recognize LGBTQ identities as valid and valuable continues. One need only look to the people in the White House to realize how quickly our gains can be taken away and the contempt they hold for the LGBTQ community. It was only last October that Trump was reported joking with staff that VP Mike Pence hates homosexuals so much he wants to “hang all of them.”

So while we should be proud of how far we’ve come in forty-five years, we should not become complacent.

Furry Friday

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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.

Some of you may recall this riddle which I post around this time each year.

This week’s brain teaser:  

This time of year is filled with songs
That through the world are heard.
And this classic holiday melody
Is titled with just two words.

The first syllable of Word #1
Is a sound you might make when down.
The second syllable of this word
Might come from a cotton gown.

The second word can be found
On a board with sixty-four squares.
Four of these appear at the start
And all of them look like mares.

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

What to do this weekend

Christmas, SergioBetween all your holiday shopping, company parties and just trying to get through all your work, be sure to take a break and enjoy a fun night out with friends. Below are a few options for you to consider this weekend.

I’d like to give a shout out to a few events that caught my eye and which I think you might like too including: 35 Years of Fritz  on Friday at Cathedral Station; Serving Face: Opening Night is a new gay night starting this Saturday (downstairs at Jacques); and Gay Beer Club Annual Mad About Plaid Holiday Partyis this Sunday in Kendall Square (all welcome).

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville

Brass Bows & Boys Holiday Concert Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will be performing at the beautiful Jordan Hall Friday, Saturday and Sunday

35 Years of Fritz Take a trip down memory lane and celebrate 35 years of Fritz on Friday at Cathedral Station from 7-10PM

Queer Country Social and Dancing is Saturday at 7PM at the First JP Unitarian Universalist church (cost is $15, no alcohol allowed, all welcome)

Don’t Tell Boston (Seaport) is a secret comedy show that hosts some of the best and brightest comedians in the country. Tickets must be purchased to get the exact location in the Seaport (BYOB) || showtime is 7:30 in the Seaport

Serving Face: Opening Night is anew monthly queer party conveniently located downstairs at Jacques Underground on Saturday starting at 8PM

Mass Bears & Cub: Naughty or Nice through Dec 15 you can bring an unwrapped children’s toy to Alley Bar and Jacques Cabaret then join us for our grand finale this Saturday at the Alley, starting at 9PM

FUZZ is a monthly gay dance party hosted the second Friday of each month with DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy at the Alley in Boston

Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX

XO Friday is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday

Blend Saturdays with DJ Wayne Michael bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend (formerly Peggy’s) in Dorchester

Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM

The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday at Club Oberon in Cambridge.

Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX

UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston

Sunday Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Gay Beer Club Annual Mad About Plaid Holiday Party is Sunday starting at 7PM at the Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Sq – All are welcome

Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston

Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar in the Theater District is every Sunday starting at 10PM in Boston

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Hey Santa, all I want for Christmas is…

I’ve been really good this year so I thought I’d let Santa know that if he can’t give me world peace or irrefutable evidence of collusion, I’d like this under my tree.

Vintage gay

gay couplesI 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.

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