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Mass Bears and Cubs Harbor Cruise is June 9th

mass bears and cubs, gay bostonEarly bird pricing for the Mass Bears and Cubs annual Harbor Cruise ends in a few weeks. Order your tickets this month and pay only $35. 

Dreaming about summer? Be sure to get your tickets for the Mass Bears and Cubs Harbor Cruise that will take place the Sunday after Boston’s Pride Parade, on Sunday, June 9th. The three hour harbor cruise includes music by fantastic DJs, a clothes check for UnderBear cruising, two cash bars for food and drink as well as plenty of fun aboard the Provincetown II. Starting in May ticket prices will increase to $40 for online purchases and $45 the day of the cruise. Following the cruise, all are welcome to meet up at The Alley Bar for Bearoke.

Have questions about the Mass Bears and Cubs Harbor Cruise? email Massbearsandcubs@gmail.com.

What to do this week: April 1 – 7

This week I’ve compiled a list of 40+ events and programs for you to check out. I’d like to give a special shout out to the Wicked Queer Film Festival which is running all week and will close on Sunday as well as dinnerfest, a wonderful and worthy fundraiser for The Victory Programs.

Below is a more complete listing of everything I’ve compiled. If there is an event that you’d like to see added to this week feel free to leave a description and link as a comment and if you have an upcoming event you’d like me to include, reach out to let me know about it.

gay bostonMONDAY – THURSDAY

Wicked Queer Film Festival Boston’s LGBTQ film festival runs all week, hosting interesting films in various locations throughout the city, ending Sunday, April 7 check it out

A4cade Drag Queen Trivia Night check out this video game trivia night with drag performances in between rounds on Monday from 6-8PM in Cambridge

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

No Filter You can catch #NoFilter this Monday upstairs at Jacques  10PM-12AM in Boston

All Star Mondays is a weekly drag show with performances at 11:30PM and 12:30AM at Machine in Boston

Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester

Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing for Queers & friends has country-western two-step, west coast swing and line dancing each Tuesday from 7-10PM (all are welcome) at the Milky Way Lounge in JP

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

gay bostonStump Trivia with Jonathan Brett is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Houseboi is this Wednesday at Middlesex Lounge, starting at 9PM (creative dress encouraged) in Central Square

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

BRASH | Queer Party is hosted every fourth Thursday at Brass Union from 9PM – 1AM in Union Square, Somerville

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

#Yaasss Thursdays with hosts Penny Tentiary, Yune Neptune, and resident DJ Begbick plays the area’s best hip hop and top 40 at Club Cafe

RPDR Viewing Parties are at The Alley Bar, Blend, and Club Cafe  each Thursday in Boston

FUSE hosted by the Men of Melanin Magic is a dance party that will take place on Thursday at Bill’s Bar on Lansdowne Steet starting at 10PM

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

Beyonce vs. Rihanna (Tribute // Dance Party) Controversy hosts this fantastic dance party on Friday at the Middle East Nightclub in Central Sq.

La Boum Queer Dance Party is this Friday starting at 10PM at the Milky Way in JP

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques this  Friday in Boston

H E R O E S  Retro dance party hosted this Friday from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square

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

FO-MO Fridays are every Friday at Blend in Dorchester – doors open at 10PM

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

DotOUT’s Annual Spring Thang Brunch all are welcome on Saturday to join DotOUT for this friendly brunch at the Blarney Stone starting at 11:30 in Dorchester

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

Blend Saturdays – Mayhem join DJ AGA at Blend on Saturday for some great music and a lot of fun

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: Underbear with music from DJ Taffy at this monthly pants-free dance party, 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

Monthly Members Brunch is at Club Cafe this Sunday starting at 11AM

Boston Gay Kickball Open Playcome down to Moakley Field on Sunday from 12 – 2PM for a FREE game of kickball hosted by Boston’s Gay Kickball 

dinnerfest Auction and Celebration is this Sunday from 2:30 – 6PM at the City Winery – all proceeds go to benefit the very worthy Victory Programs

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.

What to do this week: March 25 – 31

shirtless man candyThe Wicked Queer Film Festival (a.k.a. Boston’s gay film festival) opens on Thursday and runs through April 7th. Fans of independent and / or gay film should check out a film or two.  Earlier in the week I’d like to give shout outs to Gay Men’s Book Club on Monday, The Yankee Cruising Club hosts their March Happy Hour at Les Zygs on Tuesday and Gay Secrets of the MFA is this Wednesday (get your tix ahead of time because this often sells out).

Start your weekend at Playland a one-night immersive installation of live electronic music and projections in Field’s Corner; So Hot Saturdaes: Meggings Madness at Blend in Dorchester and / or Daddy Issues at Machine in Boston is this Saturday and on Sunday check out the Yankee Cruising Club & Gay Beer Club “Drink & Mingle” in Cambridge

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Gay Men’s Book Club meets this Monday at the Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe

 MONDAY – THURSDAY

LifeSavor annual fundraiser, which benefits the very worthy Community Servings starts at 5:30PM at the Langham in the Financial District

Gay Men’s Book Club meets on Monday at the Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe starting at 7PM in the Back Bay

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

Mass Bears and Cubs Social starting at 7:30PM at Cathedral Station on Monday – stop by for food, drink, and conversation with the bears, cubs, and their chasers

All Star Mondays is a weekly drag show with performances at 11:30PM and 12:30AM at Machine in Boston

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Yankee Cruising Club March Social is at Les Zyg on Tuesday

March Happy Hour at Les Zygs is hosted by the Yankee Cruising Club (New England’s LGBTQ Boat Club) at Les Zygomates from 5-8PM in the Leather Dist.

Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester

Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing for Queers & friends has country-western two-step, west coast swing and line dancing each Tuesday from 7-10PM (all are welcome) at the Milky Way Lounge in JP

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

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

Gay Secrets of the MFA is Wednesday starting at 6:15PM – tickets are required and often sell out

Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Wicked Queer Film

Wicked Queer Film Festival (Opening Night) Boston’s LGBTQ film festival opens on Thursday and runs through April 7 check it out

Lush Life: Moving Pictures features Frankie Campofelice (vocals) and Andy Lantz (piano) on Thursday at 8PM in the Napolean Room at Club Cafe

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

Gay Bash’d: Hundred Gets Birthday Bash’d is Thursday evening starting at 10PM at the Milky Way Lounge in JP

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

SWEAT 8th Edition Pup Night is Thursday upstairs at Machine starting at 10PM in Boston

#Yaasss Thursdays presents: Sissy That Walk weekly drag competition the last Thursday of each month Showtime: 12:30AM at Club Cafe in Boston

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The Booty Hole Chats: Part One is hosted by AIDS Action and will discuss  anal health starting at 5:00PM at the AAC offices in JP

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

Playland (New Dad, Le Feeling, Luna Mariposa et al) presented by the Dorchester Art Project is a one-night immersive installation of live electronic music and projections in Field’s Corner

RPDR Viewing Parties are at The Alley Bar, Blend, Club Cafe and Trophy Room each Friday in Boston

3rd Annual PAX East Gaymer After Party returns to Cathedral Station on Friday starting at 8:30PM in the South End

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

FO-MO Fridays are every Friday at Blend in Dorchester – doors open at 10PM

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

So Hot Saturdaes: Meggings MadnessSqueeze into your comfiest or your craziest pair of leggings and get ready to dance at Blend 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

Daddy Issues Boston is this Saturday night with DJ James Cerne & Manu Miran at Machine, starting at 10PM

Grunt w/ DJ Aga is a 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

Yankee Cruising Club & Gay Beer Club “Drink & Mingle” meet up is on Sunday starting at 6PM at the Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square

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.

What to do this weekend

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There are a lot of events and parties taking place this week. I encourage you to look at the list of 20+ programs I’ve shared below.

I’m going to give a shout out to the following events which caught my eye and which I think you might enjoy, starting with a party Cathedral Station is hosting called Men Madness on Friday and  DONT ASK DONT TELL: The 100th Party on Saturday sounds like a party not to miss. On Sunday celebrate Kris Knieval’s birthday with her Disco Dance Off Party at Club Cafe. There’s plenty more to explore and do. Check out my full list of parties and activities for you to check out below.

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Fascination is this Friday at Jacques

Boston Underground Film Festival kicked off earlier this week and runs through Sunday so check it out if you love movies

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

RPDR Viewing Parties are at The Alley BarBlendClub Cafe and Trophy Room each Friday in Boston

Men Madness are you 30+? and want to enjoy March Madness while meeting other men? Join Fenway Health at Cathedral Station for a fun and informative night starting at 8PM in Boston on Friday

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

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

FO-MO Fridays are every Friday at Blend in Dorchester – doors open at 10PM

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

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DONT ASK DONT TELL: The 100th Party come out and celebrate this milestone party at Great Scott in Allston

Blend Saturdays with DJ Aga 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

Brunch of Queens is this Sunday with special guest Vee Sukhard at the Bell and Hand – doors open at 11AM, drag show starts at 12PM in Boston

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Kris Knieval’s Disco Dance Off Party DJ Susan Ethera will be playing all of Kris’ favorite music to celebrate her birthday starting at 6PM on Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

*sip* Tea Dance presents NEW DAD live set & b2b DJ set Cerne/Brodeur at Jacques on Sunday, starting at 6PM in Bay Village

Gay Beer Club Sundays is meeting this weekend at Backlash Brewery in Boston starting at 6PM

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.

What to do this week: March 18 – 24

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There is a lot happening this week, starting with the AIDS Action fundraiser, Taste of the South End, which I cannot say enough about and would encourage you to attend. Additionally, this Thursday is Opening Night for Coppélia from the Boston Ballet and my friend Frankie Campofelice and Andy Lantz  perform their cabaret show Lush Life: Moving Pictures at 8PM in the Napolean Room at Club Cafe.

Later this weekend Cathedral Station is hosting something called Men Madness on Friday and  DONT ASK DONT TELL: The 100th Party sounds like a party not to miss. On Sunday you can celebrate Kris Knieval’s birthday with her Disco Dance Off Party at Club Cafe.

Taste of the South End

Taste of the South End is this Tuesday

MONDAY – THURSDAY

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

All Star Mondays is a weekly drag show with performances at 11:30PM and 12:30AM at Machine in Boston

Taste of the South End often sells out so if you don’t have tickets you may want to reach out to find out if you can get tickets at the door to this incredibly fun tasting that features 40+ restaurants from the neighborhood

The Moth Story Slam is open to anyone with a 5 minute story to share on the night’s posted theme – this monthly open mic night is at 8PM at the Oberon

Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester

Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing for Queers & friends has country-western two-step, west coast swing and line dancing each Tuesday from 7-10PM (all are welcome) at the Milky Way Lounge in JP

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

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

Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Queer Boston Board Gamers is meeting Thursday from 6-9PM at the Cambridge Center Foyer in Kendall Square

OUTBio March Event is a meet up for LGBTQ professionals in biotech who socialize and network at events throughout the year – if interested click on the link to join and for more details about this months program on Thursday

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Member Preview March 16, 2019 – March 20
March 21, 2019 – August 25, 2019

The Gender Bending Fashion exhibit at the MFA is now open to the public and The Apparel Designers Network invites you to join them this evening to tour the exhibit together on Thursday, starting at 7PM

Boston Ballet’s Coppélia (Opening Night) it is opening night at the Boston Opera House – get your tickets before the production closes on March 31

Lush Life: Moving Pictures features Frankie Campofelice (vocals) and Andy Lantz (piano) on Thursday at 8PM in the Napolean Room at Club Cafe

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

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

SWEAT is hosted the fourth Friday of each month by Mr. New England Leather, Eric Alden, at Machine on Thursday starting at 10PM in Boston

#Yaasss Thursdays presents: Sissy That Walk weekly drag competition the last Thursday of each month Showtime: 12:30AM at Club Cafe in Boston

THE WEEKEND

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

RPDR Viewing Parties are at The Alley Bar, Blend, Club Cafe and Trophy Room each Friday in Boston

Men Madness are you 30+? and want to enjoy March Madness while meeting other men? Join Fenway Health at Cathedral Station for a fun and informative night starting at 8PM in Boston on Friday

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

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

FO-MO Fridays are every Friday at Blend in Dorchester – doors open at 10PM

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

DONT ASK DONT TELL: The 100th Party come out and celebrate this milestone party at Great Scott in Allston

Blend Saturdays with DJ Aga 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

TheaterThe 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

Brunch of Queens is this Sunday with special guest Vee Sukhard at the Bell and Hand – doors open at 11AM, drag show starts at 12PM in Boston

Kris Knieval’s Disco Dance Off Party DJ Susan Ethera will be playing all of Kris’ favorite music to celebrate her birthday starting at 6PM on Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

*sip* Tea Dance presents NEW DAD live set & b2b DJ set Cerne/Brodeur at Jacques on Sunday, starting at 6PM in Bay Village

Gay Beer Club Sundays is meeting this weekend at Backlash Brewery in Boston starting at 6PM

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.

What to do this weekend

pitts, arm pits, weekend funThere is a little bit of something for everyone this weekend. If you’re looking for an option to bars or clubs get tickets for the closing weekend of Lyric Stage Co’s production of The Little Foxes or check out the Preview Party for the 35th Annual Wicked Queer Film Festival on Saturday. The largest event this weekend will be 2019 South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday.

However, if you’re looking to get out, grab a drink or two and possibly go dancing there is plenty to do. Here are a few options: MFA “Gender Bending Fashion” Late Nites, H E R O E S  and  S&M Comedy Night on Friday.

If you’re looking for an excuse to get out of town, head down to Provincetown on Friday for Bears out of Hibernation 2019, which runs through Sunday.

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Bears out of hibernation weekend starts Friday in Provincetown

Bears out of Hibernation 2019 starts this Friday and runs through Sunday in Provincetown – for detais check their Facebook page

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

MFA “Gender Bending Fashion” Late Nites is this Friday from 8PM – 2AM be sure you have tickets before you head to the museum as this usually sells out and the lines can get pretty long if you’re not smart about when you go

RPDR Season XI Viewing Parties are at The Alley Bar, Blend, Club Cafe and Trophy Room each Friday through March 1st in Boston

S&M Comedy Night is hosted the third Friday of every month is Boston’s only S&M Stand up comedy show – come to Jacques Underground starting at 7:30PM with your hosts Mitzzy Anne & Stirling Smith in Boston

H E R O E S  Retro dance party is this Friday from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square

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

FO-MO Fridays are every Friday at Blend in Dorchester – doors open at 10PM

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

Wicked Queer Film

Preview Party for the 35th Annual Wicked Queer Film Festival is at Post 390 this Saturday from 12-3PM (tickets req’d) in Boston

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

Mayhem Saturdays – Spring Fling at Blend join DJ Aga and the fabulous bartender and organizer of all things good, Luis, at Blend this Saturday

Feeling Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Party is at dbar on Saturday with DJ Jay Ine, starting at 10PM in Dorchester

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

South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 1PM

2019 South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade the one-time notorious anti-gay parade is now open to all and will be marching through Southie on Sunday starting at 1PM

Sunday Bear 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.

More news about gay urban enclaves

According to recent research by the University of British Columbia, which was published last week in Pink News, gay and lesbian spaces in cities are dispersing and diversifying rather than disappearing.

The study finds that only 12% of LGBTQ Americans older than 18 years of age currently live in gay enclaves “gayborhoods” in major cities and more than 70% (72% to be precise) have never lived in a ‘gay neighborhood’. In many cities same sex couples with children are choosing to live in more suburban settings. Provincetown, MA, North Hampton, MA and Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood where called out as top postcodes for lesbians (no surprise to anyone familiar with these places). However, top postcodes for gay men remain the largest gay, urban neighborhoods like The Castro and West Hollywood. But trends suggest that while the traditional “gayborhood” is changing it is reflecting a diversity that better represents the make up of the United States.

We will see what ultimately happens to the few remaining gay enclaves, but a diversifying neighborhood where gay individuals, couples and families call home and are both vocal and visible seems like a better alternative to disappearing.