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What to do this weekend

gay boston, handsome, hunk, jock, musclesHeading into a long holiday (Columbus Day) weekend, there is a lot happening in and around Boston including the Gay Bowl XVIIOgunquit Bearfest  and Ptown Soccer Classsic XXI.

If the Gay Bowl, Bearfest or the Soccer Classic aren’t of interest, you can also check out First Fridays in SoWa, Guerrilla Queer Bar & FASCINATION Friday. On Saturday there is HRC’s New England Gala Dinner & Auction and the monthly Underbear party. And finally on Sunday Trophy Room hosts their Bear Brunch, Club Cafe’s has their Sunday “Gen-X” Tea Dance which starts at 6PM and later in the evening Chris Harris Presents Columbus Day Sunday with DJ Ralphi Rosario at Royale.

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Ptown Soccer Classic XXI starts Friday and runs through the weekend, including Welcome Party, Wigs & Heels Tea Dance, Soccer Balls Dance Party,  Dinner Banquet, and of course soccer in Provincetown

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

WickedQueer Cinema Club presents Heartstone at the Paramount Center – Emerson College on Friday from 7-10PM in Boston

Alan Cummings Sings Sappy Songs for one night only at the Sander’s Theatre at Harvard University, starting at 8PM on Friday

Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB) is celebrating 10 Years! so come and join them on Friday at Hurricane O’Reilly’s starting at 9PM

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

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques the 1st and 4th Friday of the month in Boston

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

Ocean State Classic Opening Party takes place at The Dark Lady on Friday in Providence

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

HRC New England Gala Dinner & Auction takes place at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center on Saturday in Boston

Underbear is a monthly bear dance party (no cover and free clothing check) that has music from DJ Taffy at The Alley Bar in Boston

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

Bear Brunch is hosted every second Sunday of the month at the Trophy Room bar from 1-4PM in Boston

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Sunday “Gen-X” Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

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

Columbus Day Sunday with DJ Ralphi Rosario from Chris Harris Presents at Royale in Boston

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

Check out Tony’s Gaysian Dating blog

gay dating, gay asian datingThis past weekend I met a nice guy named Tony who lives in Boston. After being introduced by a mutual friend, we learned that we both have a blog. His blog chronicles his dating life and is called gaysiandating.

Recent posts from Tony include a fun night out at a gay bar in Iceland with a few straight guys; a sexually frustrating meeting this summer in Provincetown that may or may not (I wasn’t quite sure) turn into a friendship; and a Tinder date that really clicked until it didn’t. Sound interesting? Check out Tony’s blog and leave him a comment or two (us bloggers love that sort of thing).

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I’ve added the link above to my blogroll so you can easily find it in the future.

Gay Bowl XVII comes to Boston this weekend

gay boston, gay sportsThe Gay Bowl is the national LGBT flag football tournament, put on every Columbus Day weekend by the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL). Started in 2002 as an annual national championship tournament for LGBT flag football teams, about 40 teams will compete in multiple divisions (including a women’s division) from across North America in Boston this weekend.

I first wrote about the Gay Bowl in May when it was announced that the New England Patriots would sponsor the Gay Bowl, making them first NFL team to sponsor one of the annual Gay Bowl tournaments (and let’s hope not the last).

In addition to a lot of football that will be played through the weekend, a host of social events including a “Pep Rally” party tonight at the Emerald Lounge (how appropriate is that), Bracket Reveal Party later in the evening at ICON as well as parties each night, concluding on Sunday at Royale with a closing ceremony that will take place just prior to the large dance party from Chris Harris Presents in the same venue. For more information visit the website Gay Bowl XVII.

And just to give you a flavor of how fun Boston’s league is, I wanted to share this video from Boston’s F.L.A.G. flag football league – enjoy. If you think you may like to learn more about this group which was instrumental in bringing the Gay Bowl to Boston this year visit their Facebook page, here.

Why sexual orientation needs to be a protected class

David Mullins, Charlie Craig, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Jack Phillips, MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP v. COLORADO CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSIONThe Satanic Temple, which blogger Joe My God pointed out doesn’t really believe in Satan but is an atheist organization with the mission to “encourage benevolence and empathy among all people” made news last week on a topic that might at first seem frivolous but has real-life implications if you are gay.

Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple, has said if the U.S. Supreme Court decides (as it is expected to) that “religious freedom” is more important than civil rights, when they hear the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission No. 16-111 his organization has a devilishly clever plan to troll Masterpiece Cakeshop and others like them – but more on that later. First hear me out on why this is important to you.

What if the best surgeon in your city refused to treat you, citing religious freedom?

While I would normally suggest the couple find another  business (one who supports the LGBTQ community), let me point out that by allowing this discrimination, it poses a problem that goes far beyond its hypocrisy. Nobody believes for a minute that this argument would be tolerated if the cakemaker suggested he couldn’t make cakes for Jews, who for example, could easily be classified as opposing this owner’s religious views. However, I digress. The real issue here is by allowing one business to discriminate and not provide service to a gay couple based on their selective religious teachings means that other services could also make similar claims. Although it seems far fetched, what if the best surgeon in your city refused to  treat you to you based on his / her religious freedom beliefs? Don’t think it could happen? Don’t be so sure.

making sexual orientation a protected class is both important and relevant.

Although this court case has been described as  a matter of Free Speech vs. Civil Rights, I don’t see it that way. The fact that sexual orientation is not a protected class under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (unlike race and religion) means there is a good chance (considering the makeup of the court) that refusing to serve anyone who is LGBTQ could be affirmed as a constitutional liberty.

For this reason, The Satanic Temple (TST) announced a plan for those who feel alienated by the privileged status religion holds over sexual orientation: Request your homophobic baker make a cake for Satan. While this hardly resolves the problem, perhaps it can drive home the point that discriminating based on what a person looks like, what they believe or who they are is always wrong and providing religious protections that infringe on the rights of minority groups is inherently a bad idea for everyone involved.

What to do this week: October 2-8

gay sports, Boston Flag flag FootballHeading into a long holiday (Columbus Day) weekend, there is a lot happening in and around Boston including the Gay Bowl XVII, Ogunquit Bearfest and Ptown Soccer Classsic XXI (all of which start later this week and run through the weekend).

During the week there is still plenty happening including No Filter: BitchCraft at Jacques on Tuesday, Gay Bowl XVII Pep Rally at the Emerald Lounge on Wednesday and Comedy Night at Club Cafe on Thursday.

Over the weekend you can also check out First Fridays in SoWa, Guerrilla Queer BarFASCINATION Friday; on Saturday there is the big HRC New England Gala Dinner & Auction, the monthly Underbear party; and on Sunday check out Trophy Room’s Bear Brunch then head over to Club Cafe for their Sunday “Gen-X” Tea Dance.

MONDAY – THURSDAY

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No Filter: BitchCraft with special guest Severity Stone has a spooky witch theme for this monthly drag show party at Jacques starting at 10PM 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

BRASH Weekly Queer Party is hosted every Tuesday at Brass Union from 9PM – 1AM in Union Square, Somerville

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

Gay Bowl XVII Pep Rally takes place at the Emerald Lounge in the Revere Hotel on Wednesday starting at 7:30PM in Boston

Gay Bowl XVII kicks off on Thursday and runs through the weekend with sporting events in Metro Boston and social events in Boston

Queer Boston Board Gamers is meeting this Thursday from 6-9PM at the Panera Bread at Porter Square in Cambridge

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

MacBeth is being performed at The Oberon on Thursday, October 5 and Friday October 6 in Cambridge

Comedy Night at Club Cafe with your host Tricia Auld featuring local comics starting at 7PM in Boston

Ogunquit Bearfest kicks off on Thursday and runs through the weekend in Ogunquit

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

THE WEEKEND

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Ptown Soccer Classic XXI starts Friday and runs through the weekend, including Welcome Party, Wigs & Heels Tea Dance, Soccer Balls Dance Party,  Dinner Banquet, and of course soccer in Provincetown

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

WickedQueer Cinema Club presents Heartstone at the Paramount Center – Emerson College on Friday from 7-10PM in Boston

Alan Cummings Sings Sappy Songs for one night only at the Sander’s Theatre at Harvard University, starting at 8PM on Friday

Guerrilla Queer Bar

Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB) celebrates 10 years is this Friday

Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB) is celebrating 10 Years! so come and join them on Friday at Hurricane O’Reilly’s starting at 9PM

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

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques the 1st and 4th Friday of the month in Boston

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

Ocean State Classic Opening Party takes place at The Dark Lady on Friday in Providence

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

HRC New England Gala Dinner & Auction takes place at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center on Saturday in Boston

gay boston, the alley bar, dj taffy

Underbear is a monthly bear dance party (no cover and free clothing check) that has music from DJ Taffy at The Alley Bar in Boston

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

Bear Brunch is hosted every second Sunday of the month at the Trophy Room bar from 1-4PM in Boston

Sunday “Gen-X” Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

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

Columbus Day Sunday with DJ Ralphi Rosario from Chris Harris Presents at Royale in Boston

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

What to do this weekend

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Provincetown’s Mates Leather Weekend

This weekend Provincetown hosts the twenty-first Mates Leather Weekend, Boston hosts the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival (Saturday only) and So Hot Saturdaes is hosting the city’s largest Disco Party on Saturday.

On Sunday be sure to check out the SoWa Open Market (it closes for the season at the end of October) and later in the afternoon is Club Cafe’s Sunday Tea Dance, starting at 6PM.

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

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

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Uniforms and Cigars Mates Leather Weekend party is on Friday at The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown

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

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

The Coolidge After Midnight: When A Stranger Calls shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

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

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Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is an excellent (and free) outdoor music festival that takes place in the South End on Saturday from 2PM – 6PM in Boston

Boston Fashion Week Kick Off Party by a Maven’s World starts at 7PM at Royale in Boston

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

gay boston, peggy o'neil's

So Hot Saturdaes: Disco Party starts at 9PM and will fill to capacity so arrive early at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

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

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

Gay Beer Club Runs the Oktoberfest 5K at 9:30 in the morning on Sunday in Cambridge

Drag Tag Sale is from 1PM – 6PM at Jacques Cabaret on Sunday in Boston

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Club Cafe 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

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.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the world tour

Earlier this fall I shared that RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour would be coming to Boston on Friday, October 27th and now that we are one month away from the tour pulling into Boston I wanted to let you know the show is sold out. That doesn’t mean tickets won’t be available from scalpers but if you are determined to go your best bet might be heading to New York City where rumor has it that a few tickets remain for their show the night before.

For more information visit RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the world tour.