Boston Pride is hosting their annual Pride Night at Fenway Park on Friday, June 3rd when they face off against the Toronto Blue Jays. With the Red Sox bats smoking hot this kick-off event to Pride Week is the perfect way to celebrate. Ticket proceeds will benefit Boston Pride organization.
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All cities host events that are uniquely their own and while most cities around the world have marathons there is something incredibly special about the Boston Marathon. This annual tradition that dates back to 1897 is a signal that spring is here and just as The Regatta in October signals it is fall for many who call Boston home it is a tradition I’m both proud of and look forward to each year.
My heartfelt congratulations to everyone who participates in today’s venerable race and much thanks to the City of Boston and the thousands of volunteers who make this such an amazing event for all in the city to enjoy.
About the Boston Marathon (Source: Wikipedia)
The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by the U.S. city of Boston, Massachusetts, on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897 and inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events. It is one of the five World Marathon Majors.
For the second year in a row Boston Spirit Magazine is teaming up with sports talk radio WEEI and the Boston Red Sox for a very special Red Sox Hot Stove Happy Hour on Sunday, April 10 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Cathedral Station in the South End.
Former Red Sox player, Lou Merloni and Boston sports writers Steve Buckley, Rob Bradford and John Tamase will be on hand for a great discussion about the upcoming season and the Boston Red Sox.
Most of you read my blog while you’re at work so I make an effort to keep my blog pg rated (well pg-13 rated) so employers won’t block my site; this isn’t an easy task since anything “gay” seems to be equated to sex, which often is categorized as porn and blocked. While my post is perfectly respectable note that the Gaily Grind article, that I link to is not safe for work unless you happen to work in a proctologist’s office.
OutRyders is a 250+ member gay ski and snowboard club here in New England. I included a link to their website in my September blog post, Making friends in Boston through local sports teams and clubs, but I wanted to give them another shout out because later this week on Thursday, November 12th they will be hosting their annual Opening Party at Club Cafe, starting at 7:30.
The purpose of the party is to provide a chance to socialize (off the slopes) where members from last year and people who may not be familiar with the organization can share cocktails, chat and learn more about the coming ski / snowboard season. This year the OutRyders will have day trips to ski resorts through out New England as well as a few longer get aways including a trip to Sugarloaf over the holidays (12/27-30), and a trip out West to Telluride (2/21-28/2016).
For more information visit their website at www.outryders.org.
Gus Kenworthy first appeared on my radar during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia when he took the silver medal in Men’s freestyle skiing. However it was his decision to postpone his return to the US following the Olympic Games to help find homes for more than 1,000 stray dogs in Sochi that captured my heart. Today Gus Kenworthy is making news again, but this time because he has come out to the media, confirming he is gay. With every athlete who comes out as gay they help to chip away at stereotypes and challenge assumptions about gay men and their ability to compete in sports. The fact that Gus is handsome and showed a more compassionate side to saving stray dogs is just icing on the cake so to speak.
Kenworthy has a videotaped interview on ESPN where he candidly discusses how he felt the need to hide the fact he was gay, “for the longest time I didn’t think I would tell anybody. I was so scared of what people would think… that way no one would ever have to know this dark side of me.” You can watch the 2-minute video of Gus Kenworthy talking about why he ultimately chose to come out, here.