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This should’ve been Bear Week in Provincetown, but the Coronavirus put a stop to that this year. Brian Sims, Pennsylvania 182 District State Representative from Philadelphia, has been a fixture at Bear Week for years, so I thought he would make for the perfect mancandy monday post this week.
Boston’s 36th annual Wicked Queer festival, had been scheduled to open in early April, but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus. Fortunately, the organizers were able to reimagine the festival so fans of queer film (no matter where you live) can access and watch this year’s fantastic festival on Xerb TV, from Friday, July 24 – Sunday, August 2.
This year’s festival can be viewed by anyone who loves queer film
To participate in this year’s festival you can register to watch individual films for $10 or a variety of packages starting at $30.00. This easy-to-follow video shares how to attend this year’s Wicked Queer Film Festival on Xerb TV.
Boston’s Wicked Queer Festival
Friday, July 24 – Sunday, August 2
Xerb TV calendar (includes date & time for each film)
For updates, visit wickedqueer.org.
The program is free to anyone who would like to join but registering is required (how else will Miss Richfield know who has won?!?). All ages are welcome to join in on the fun.
Register here: playbingobonanza.com
For many in the US, the July 4th holiday later this week means that it will be a short work week. To get your week off to a good start, I’m sharing this week’s mancandy Monday post. Have a fun, safe & healthy July4th.
Did you know that prior to the Supreme Court’s ruling it was legal to fire someone because they are gay or transgender in 28 states? Well no more… Earlier today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) surprised pretty much everyone when conservatives Chief Justice John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joined the court’s four liberal justices in the majority, 6 to 3 vote, affirming the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
As a result of this ruling, there are potential implications for addressing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and seeking to have this applied to other Federal civil rights legislation. According to CNN, this ruling may be as significant as the Court’s 2015 ruling, recognizing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. You can read more about the ruling and the implication, here.
This year Boston Pride celebrations have been cancelled and the parties, events and fundraisers not to mention the massive parade and block parties will not happen, but that doesn’t mean that Pride is cancelled. Walking through the South End in Boston it makes me happy to see so many Pride flags, because to borrow a few lines from a favorite book of mine,
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
‘Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store.’ “
While I appreciate that corporate America wants to show their support and are very visible during Pride Week, that is not what the celebration is all about and this year (what would’ve been the 50th anniversary of Boston Pride), maybe it would be good if we all stopped to think about why Pride remains relevant.
Celebrate Pride in your own way. Be proud. Speak up for our community and for all marginalized communities, because we are stronger together.