Tag Archives: Sports

Boston Red Sox: LGBTQ ally

Today is the last day of Boston Pride Week 2020 so I wanted to share an excellent article from Out Sports blog that details how the Boston Red Sox went from the last team in MLB to integrate to being one of the biggest champions of LGBTQ Pride.

This year the Boston Red Sox were planning their Pride Night this season to coincide with Boston Pride’s 50-year anniversary and how amazing would that have been? I’ve really enjoyed the annual Pride celebration at Fenway and each year it gets better so I can only imagine what might have been this year.

As of last season, all but two MLB teams hosted a Pride event. MLB’s decision to name Billy Bean as its Ambassador for Inclusion has helped change the culture around the league, but the Red Sox have done more than just host a Pride Night. The Fenway Sports Group has donated to LGBT causes around the city, including a $200,000 pledge to Fenway Health, the region’s largest LGBTQ clinic and resource center. But there is so much more to this story so read the full article on Out Sports, How the Red Sox, who were the last team to integrate, became champions of LGBTQ Pride.

Registration is open for Boston’s Gay Kickball League

Registration to participate in Boston’s Gay Kickball league opens today. Due to its increasing popularity, there will be three leagues: Division A is the most competitive, Division B is described as intermediate, and Division C is for those who are new to the sport and / or are just looking to have fun.

Registration is the same price for all – the different leagues play at staggered times on Sundays, starting April 9th. Due to feedback from last year, the league will not host games (if necessary) the weekend of PVD Pride and this year’s National Tournament will be hosted Memorial Day Weekend in San Antonio.

For More Info / Register Click Here

Early bird registration ($75) is available now through February 22nd and saves you $10. Aside from saving a bit of cash, registering early guarantees you a spot in a league that is very popular and certain to fill-up. You can register individually or as a team.

Before the seasons starts check out Ms. Gay Kickball, a drag contest for any Boston-based athletes that want to represent their team in a drag race for the crown on Saturday, April 4th at Club Cafe (click the link above for details and to register if interested).

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“You can kiss my ass”

Head of the Charles Regatta is this weekend

HOCRThe Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) is a Boston area tradition that dates back to 1965 and has evolved into a massive two-day rowing competition that draws more than 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators, making it the largest rowing event in the world.

The 2019 HOCR takes place this Saturday and Sunday. The forecast suggests plenty of sun with Sunday being the warmer of the two days and thankfully for the rowers, very little wind. If you’ve not been to this premiere rowing events, head down to the Charles River to cheer on these amazing athletes.

The organizers have created a great website that includes more information about the races, maps and FAQs. You can learn more by visiting the official HOCR website, www.hocr.org.

Boston’s gay sports clubs / teams

handsome, hunk, jockEach September, at the start of each academic year, tens of thousands of people move to Boston for the first time.  Whether you are new to Boston or just looking for an excuse to be more active and make some new friends, joining one of the many LGBT sports teams and clubs can help you do both.

Some of these teams / leagues are seasonal so take that into account when you reach out.  If sports aren’t your thing check out my accompanying post, Making friends: Boston’s LGBTQ social groups.

Beantown Bowling League

Beantown Softball League

Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League

Boston Flag Football

Boston Gay Basketball League

Boston Gay Rowers

Boston Pride Hockey

Boston Strikers Soccer

Boston Ironsides Rugby

Boston Wet Sox (Water Polo)

Cambridge Boston Volleyball Association

Frontrunners: Boston Gay Running Club

Gay Dodgeball League

Gay Kickball League

GURL – Gay Urban Running League

Liquid Assets New England Swimming (LANES)

OutRyders: New England’s Gay Ski & Snowboard Club

QuICK – Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub

Stonewall Sports – Billiards 

Tennis 4 All

Yankee Cruising Club (Boating)

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay clubs or sports leagues.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog

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sports humor, soccer humor, football humor

Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up a caption or two of your own. Leave a witty or funny caption as a comment for this post, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

Much thanks to Giants, Cowboys, Football, Rugby and Life for the inspiring photo which was posted by French Rugby player, Sacha Valleau XI.

“Yeah, pretend you’re tying your shoe.”

Will you be at Out at Fenway tonight

Furry Friday Red SoxI’m off to my first Red Sox game of the season later this evening. It happens to be Out at Fenway. I’m hoping for a better game than last night’s disappointing loss in extra innings. Will you be at Fenway Park tonight?

Gay dodgeball registration is now open

Boston’s Gay Dodgeball League summer registration is now open. A welcome pick up game (open to all) will be on Thursday evening, June 27th. If you’re interested in joining feel free to RSVP here. The season will begin, starting July 11th and will run through August 22nd with the championship games on Thursday, August 29th.  All Games will be played on Thursday evenings from 7:00PM-9:30PM​ at the Holland Community Center.

You can learn more about Boston’s Gay Dodgeball League by visiting their website at gaydodgeball.com/boston.html

Boston – GayDodgeball Summer 2019 Registration

If you don’t live in Boston but are interested in dodgeball, leagues also exist in Atlanta, Austin, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Portland, Seattle, St. Louis and Tampa.

Boston gay kickball spring registration now open

gay boston, gay sports in bostonBoston Gay Kickball league’s Spring registration opened last week for both Division A and B (Division A is more competitive and Division B is more social), but both are guaranteed fun ways to meet people.

Early Bird registration ends Monday, February 25th and after that pricing increases $10 to $85.000 per player plus a small administrative processing fee. You can either join on your own or recruit an entire team – everyone is welcome.

The spring gay kickball season starts on April 21st and runs for seven weeks, concluding June 30th with 50-minute games held every Sunday at Moakley Field in “Gay-chester” a.k.a. Dorchester. The league can only accommodate 16 teams so register quickly because this fills up.

For more information and to register: Boston Gay Kickball League

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Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up a caption or two of your own. Leave a witty or funny caption as a comment for this post, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“No rules wrestling”

2019 North American gay ski week calendar

Each January I write about the various ski weeks and weekends that are organized here in New England and North America for those of you who love to take ski vacations. Below I’ve included a handful of such gay ski celebrations. If you enjoy skiing, I’d also like to use this as an opportunity to give a shout out to OutRyders – New England’s largest gay ski club.

Aspen Gay Ski Week: January 13 – 20, 2019
This week long celebration is the biggest and oldest of its kind starting back in 1977 and having grown significantly over the years.

Whistler Pride & Ski Festival: January 20 – 27, 2019
This annual tradition which started in 1992 offers plenty to do and if you are coming from the US at a nice price break with the favorable exchange rate.

Winter Rendezvous at Stowe, VT: January 23 – 27, 2019
This is New England’s largest (and longest running) gay ski week. This year will mark Winter Rendezvous 35th anniversary. Boston’s  gay ski club, OutRyders helps their members organize logistics if you’re interested in this event.

WOW weekend at Sunday River, ME: February 8 – 10, 2019
The Welcoming Committee has created a mini-takeover of the Sunday River Resort for the past six years, even organizing transportation from Boston to make it as easy / convenient as possible for everyone.

Elevation Utah Gay Ski Week at Park City: February 21 – 24, 2019
While Utah isn’t exactly known as the most gay friendly place in America, this will be the 9th anniversary and continues to grow in popularity.

Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week: March 13 – 17, 2019
The Elevation Ski Week brand started here at Mammoth Mountain sixteen years ago and attracts mostly a west coast crowd.

Big Gay Jay Weekend at Jay’s Peak, VT: March 22 – 24, 2019 
This weekend trip to southern Vermont is organized for and by New England’s gay ski club The OutRyders.

If there is a gay ski week or weekend celebration I’ve overlooked that you would like to share, please leave the name, date and web link in the comments section so people can learn more.

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“He is MINE!”

Register for the upcoming Provincetown Soccer Classic

gay life in Boston, gay provincetown, ptownThe Provincetown Soccer Classic XXII will take place Columbus Day Weekend with the actual tournament taking place on Sunday, October 7th at Motta Field by the Provincetown Monument.

Tournament events include the Welcome Party, Wigs & Heels Tea Dance, Soccer Balls Dance Party, a full day of soccer, Dinner Banquet, and more. The tournament welcomes all players, 18 and over at all skill levels, genders and sexual orientations. For more information about the tournament and to register see the links shared below.

Provincetown Soccer Classic XXII
October 5 – 8 (tournament day, Sunday, October 7th)
More information and registration

Boston’s gay sports clubs / teams

handsome, hunk, shirtless guyEach September, at the start of each academic year, tens of thousands of people move to Boston for the first time.  Whether you are new to Boston or just looking for an excuse to be more active and make some new friends, joining one of the many LGBT sports teams and clubs can help you do both.

Some of these teams / leagues are seasonal so take that into account when you reach out.  If sports aren’t your thing check out my accompanying post, Making friends: Boston’s LGBTQ social groups.

Beantown Bowling League

Beantown Softball League

Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League

Boston Flag Football

Boston Gay Basketball League

Boston Gay Rowers

Boston Pride Hockey

Boston Strikers Soccer

Boston Ironsides Rugby

Boston Wet Sox (Water Polo)

Cambridge Boston Volleyball Association

Frontrunners: Boston Gay Running Club

Gay Dodgeball League

Gay Kickball League

GURL – Gay Urban Running League

Liquid Assets New England Swimming (LANES)

Monday Night Bowling League

OutRyders: New England’s Gay Ski & Snowboard Club

QuICK – Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub

Stonewall Sports – Billiards 

Tennis 4 All

Varsity Gay League: Kickball

Yankee Cruising Club (Boating)

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay clubs or sports leagues.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog

Gymspiration: US Olympian Chris Mazdzer

handsome, hairy, hunk, athlete, olympianNeed some inspiration to get yourself to the gym this week? Maybe this photo of the handsome US Olympian, Chris Mazdzer can help.