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There goes the gayborhood

south end, gay bostonJust ahead of New York City Pride, which took place this past weekend, The New York Times published, Scott James article, “There Goes The Gayborhood” and shared it in the Pride 2017 section of the Sunday Times.

News that neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and The Castro are no longer quite as gay as they once were isn’t news (not for gay men anyway), but I couldn’t help but read the article to hear what Scott James had to say on the matter. James writes, “These changes are due in large part to the increased expense that comes with the rising popularity and gentrification of many inner cities. But growing acceptance, legally and societally, of the L.G.B.T.Q. community is also responsible.

Many of these ‘gayborhoods’ like Boston’s South End were neglected urban areas that had rapidly depopulated from “White Flight” and faced more than their share of economic hardships. The LGBTQ community in the 1960s, 70s and 80s claimed these spaces because much like these parts of the city, homosexuals were perceived as dangerous and undesirable. The irony is that as gayborhoods these communities flourished and in most major cities these former enclaves for the LGBTQ community are now so gentrified they have become a hollow shell of their former self.

None of this is news to the gay community and the underlying economic forces that are driving this trend aren’t going away. However James writes that efforts are also underway to provide a small oasis of LGBTQ pride to neighborhoods that in the past may not have been as well known for their tolerance of gay men; as the LGBTQ community move to other parts of the city. The fact that Dorchester now has gay bars would have been inconceivable in the 80s and 90s, but now, Savin Hill, probably has more gay men moving to it than the traditional gay enclave (the South End) in Boston. What does this mean for our gay community? Time will tell.

Check out Scott James article in the New York Times here.

What to do this week: June 26 – July 2

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The Circuit hits Provincetown this week for 4th of July – Parties start on Thursday

It is a busy week so there is no excuse to stay at home. Below are 50 different events ranging from free movies you can see outside to free workouts.

In addition to all the events happening in Boston, Provincetown’s Independence Week parties start on Thursday adding even more options to the mix, but don’t worry, if you can’t get to Ptown Kiki Beach is back again this Saturday to takeover part of M Street Beach in Southie.

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Bear and Cub Social is at Cathedral Station on Tuesday, June 27th

MONDAY – WEDNESDAY

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets on Monday to discuss Search for My Heart by Larry Kramer starting at 7PM at the Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe

Drag Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston

Show Girls Weekly Talent Show is hosted each Monday by Ryan Landry and guests each Monday at the A-House in Provincetown

LGBT Networking Luncheon is at The Globe in Copley Square starting at 12:30PM on Tuesday in Boston

Taco Tuesday is a fun way to socialize and eat on the cheap in the South End; first come, first serve – hosted every Tuesday at Tremont 647 in Boston

Dragathon: Season 9 Boston Takeover (Ticket information here) featuring Nina Bo’Nina Brown, Shea Couleé, Valentina, Eureka O’Hara, Aja, Sasha Velour, Peppermint, Alexis Michelle, and Trinity Taylor. Hosted by JuJubee! is at House of Blues on Tuesday starting at 7PM in Boston

Bear and Cub Social is at Cathedral Station on Tuesday, starting at 7:30PM in Boston

Movies on the Greenway presents: Twister is from The Coolidge Theater on Tuesday at the Greenway between Milk & India Streets in Boston

Beatriz at Dinner @ Kendall Sq. Cinema is hosted by the Boston’s Gay Men Movie Group and they will be meeting at 6:45 to see the new movie from Salma Hyek in Cambridge

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Energy Barre Cardio Dance Party is a free 1 hour cardio dance class from 6-7PM in Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston

Bingo with Tiki Bronstein takes place at the A-House starting at 9:30 every Wednesday in Provincetown

THURSDAY

ICA Boston every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission is free to the public

Free Summer Yoga takes place each Thursday through August 31st at the Frog Pond on the Common starting at 6PM

Pride was a Riot: Stories of Love, Loss, Community, & Rebellion is hosted by the History Project starting at 6PM at the Boston Living Center in Boston

Trivia Night is at 8PM every Thursday at The Alley Bar in DTX Boston

50 Shades of Bey offers a night of original choreography performed to a selection of the Queen Bey’s bootylicious catalog at the Oberon in Cambridge

Independence Week Kick Off Party is at The Paramount at The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown

Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with your hosts Rob Botelho and Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston

Wicked After Dark is a special one-night-only cabaret featuring WICKED cast member, Tregoney Shepherd, helps raise money for local charity Community Servings as well as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS! starting at 10PM at Club Cafe in Boston

Summer Camp at Ego dance party starts at 9PM in Providence

Detention Thursdays! is hosted every Thursday starting at 9PM with shows at 10:30 & 11:45PM – No Cover – at EGO in Providence

Thump! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

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Tea Dance at the ‘Slip parties start up this weekend with DJ MaryAlice from 4-7PM at the Boatslip in Provincetown

JAWS the movie at Lawn on D is a free showing of the classic filmed on Martha’s Vineyard with the park opening at 5PM in Boston

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

Billiards Tournament is hosted each Friday starting at 7PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Movie Night: Notting Hill is part of the Boston Harbor Hotel’s “Movie by Moonlight” series showing each Friday this summer at Rowes Wharf in Boston

Dueling Divas are back for the summer at Mainestreet every Friday night in Ogunquit

PECS kicks off the 4th of July Parties at A-House in Provincetown

Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence

The Coolidge After Midnight: Master’s of The Universe shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

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Tea Dance at The Boatslip is crazy busy for 4th of July Week so get there early

SATURDAY

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Saturday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Kiki Beach takes over part of M Street Beach in Southie starting at 12PM in Boston

Tea Dance at the ‘Slip with DJ MaryAlice from 4-7PM at the Boatslip in Provincetown

Underwear Party is every Saturday night starting at 9:30 at Club Purgatory in Provincetown

Dueling Divas are back for the summer at Mainestreet every Saturday night in Ogunquit

Underbear monthly gay dance underwear party starts at 10PM at The Alley Bar in DTX Boston

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge

The Coolidge After Midnight: Willow starring Keanu Reeves shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

Provincetown

Trade starts at 12PM at The Crown & Anchor

SUNDAY

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

TRADE Pool Party at The Crown starts at 12PM during Independence Week in Provincetown

Tea Dance at the ‘Slip with DJ MaryAlice from 4-7PM at the Boatslip in Provincetown

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Sunday Tea Dance starts at 4PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

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.

Matt Rettemund’s Esquire article on Playgirl

matthew rettenmundMatthew Rettenmund (a.k.a. the blogger behind boyculture blog) has an article in Esquire Magazine about the rise and fall of Playgirl Magazine. I wanted to give him a shout out and share with you his article since he is such a good friend to this blog, actively promoting many of my posts.

Check out Matt’s article in Esquire magazine here.

Dot OUT Summer Tea Dance at dbar is today

dbar, gay bostonC’mon down to dbar for Dot OUT’s annual summer solstice tea dance. They havve DJ Begbick spinning your favorite music from 4-8PM.

For more information about today’s Tea  Dance, click here.

Saturday morning coffee

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What to do this weekend

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Glam Drag Bingo Brunch at Trophy Room starts at 12:30 PM

This weekend is packed with a wide range of events so pick a few and get out. Some of the things available include free yoga on the Boston Common, the 4th Annual Donna Summer Roller Disco party at Gov’t Center, Boston JerkFest & Rum Tasting, Trophy Room’s Glam Drag Bingo Brunch and DotOUT’s summer tea dance at dbar.

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Free Yoga on Boston Common every Thursday through August

THURSDAY

Provincetown Portuguese Festival runs Thursday through Sunday in Provincetown

ICA Boston every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission is free to the public

Free Summer Yoga takes place each Thursday through August 31st at the Frog Pond on the Common starting at 6PM

Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with your hosts Rob Botelho and Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston

Detention Thursdays! is hosted every Thursday starting at 9PM with shows at 10:30 & 11:45PM – No Cover – at EGO in Providence

Thump! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

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Donna Summer Tribute Roller Disco at Gov’t Center starts at 6PM

FRIDAY

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is open and free to the public today from 10AM-5PM thanks to the Highland Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays in Salem

Tea Dance at the ‘Slip parties start up this weekend with DJ MaryAlice from 4-7PM at the Boatslip in Provincetown

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

4th Annual Donna Summer Roller Disco Celebration takes place at City Hall by the Government Center T station from 6-10PM in Boston

Boston JerkFest Rum Tasting is tonight at the Ben Franklin Technology Institute from 6:30PM – 9PM in Boston (Click here for a GroupOn)

Pride Kick-Off Sunset Cruise hosted by Rainbow Times leaves from Pickering Wharf starting at 7PM in Salem

Billiards Tournament is hosted each Friday starting at 7PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques from 9-12 every 2nd Monday and every 4th Friday of the month in Boston

Dueling Divas are back for the summer at Mainestreet every Friday night in Ogunquit

Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence

The Coolidge After Midnight: Lethal Weapon shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

gay bostonSATURDAY

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Saturday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Boston JerkFest Food Festival and Rum Tasting is at the Ben Franklin Technology Institute from 11AM – 8PM in Boston (Click here for a GroupOn)

North Shore Pride Parade & Festival starts at 12PM on the Salem Common in Salem

Tea Dance at the ‘Slip with DJ MaryAlice from 4-7PM at the Boatslip in Provincetown

Paula Poundstone performs at the Wilbur Theatre starting at 8PM in Boston

Underwear Party is every Saturday night starting at 9:30 at Club Purgatory in Provincetown

So Hot Saturdaes: Burning Vogue Ball is at Peggy O’Neill’s starting at 10PM

Dueling Divas are back for the summer at Mainestreet every Saturday night in Ogunquit

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge

The Coolidge After Midnight: Full Metal Jacket shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

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Dot OUT summer Tea Dance at dbar starts at 4PM

SUNDAY

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Central Flea includes goods from Boston Art and Vintage to Afro-punk and Salvage, Food Trucks to Fair Trade from 11AM -5PM in Central Sq Cambridge

Glam Brunch Bingo is back this weekend from 12:30-3:30PM at The Trophy Room in Boston

Gay Men 50+ MeetUp is meeting for brunch at Club Cafe at 1PM (RSVPs Required!) in Boston

Tea Dance at the ‘Slip with DJ MaryAlice from 4-7PM at the Boatslip in Provincetown

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Sunday Tea Dance starts at 4PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

DotOUT’s Summer Tea Dance starts at 4PM at dbar in Boston

Beers, Boards & Besties combines having drinks and playing games with The Welcoming Committee starting at 5PM 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.

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