SPOTLIGHT: Taylor House – Boston, Massachusetts

Welcome to Boston’s Taylor House, a gracious sixteen room Victorian home in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood.

Our historic home was built around 1855. It lies in an area known as Pondside near Jamaica Pond, which contains some of the area’s finest suburban architecture.

We offer spacious rooms with private baths wonderfully decorated and uniquely furnished with original art in every room.

See the Taylor House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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New in Queer Boston – Passport Magazine

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There’s a lot of action to be found in Boston these days…and certainly of the Lights! Camera!…Hollywood sort. “Amy Schumer shot I Feel Pretty here and was just dragging people into scenes off the street,” a guide for On Location Tours (www.onlocationtours.com/tour/boston-tv-movie) tells me during a Boston movie locations tour. Openly gay director Gus Van Sant also shot Good Will Hunting in the area, while Boston has also been a location for LGBT faves Legally Blonde and Ally McBeal. In fact, early 2018 saw Kevin Bacon, Jill Hennessy, Cathy Moriarty, and Aldis Hodge around for a new Showtime pilot, crime drama City on a Hill.

Location shooting aside, Boston is also seeing vibrant programs, festivals, and initiatives that promote movies, including those about and by LGBTQ folks. Besides the annual LGBT Film Festival, Wicked Queer(www.wicked queer.org), celebrating its 35th anniversary in March 2019, Autograph Collection’s 136-room The Envoy Hotel (70 Sleeper St. Tel: 617-338-3030. www.theenvoyhotel.com) launched a film-centric program in September2017 with a special screening and appearance by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The Autograph Collection initiative includes a library of indie films for hotels’ guests to stream on their TVs or iPads, and partnership/residency program with screenplay resource The Black List (www.blcklst.com), whose annual survey of the best unproduced screenplays has seen writers get launched into the Hollywood stratosphere. First time screenwriter Elizabeth Hannah’s The Post, turned into a Best Picture Oscar nominee by director Stephen Spielberg, was once on the list, while Jared Frieder, with a 2015 Black List script about a gay teenager, Three Months, went on to land a writing gig on MTV’s series Sweet/Vicious.

By Lawrence Ferber – Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Boston Gay Bars and Clubs

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Boston’s acceptance of sexuality (of any orientation) has come a long way since the Puritans founded the city in 1630. Massachusetts was the first state to recognize gay marriage — a full decade before the country as a whole did — and its capital city quite fittingly has a host of bars catering to the LGBT community.

Whether you’re seeking a low-key dive bar or an in-your-face cocktail bar with drag brunches, these six LGBT-friendly Boston gay bars and clubs in Boston will make you feel right at home.

For the Cocktails: Trophy Room

Drag brunches and regular screenings of RuPaul make visiting Trophy Room in the South End a weekly occurrence for some Bostonians — especially those looking for more than just a standard drink. Here, bartenders serve 13 signature craft cocktails with a heavy pour. Order the namesake Trophy Husband: a smooth blend of Grey Goose cherry noir vodka, ginger liqueur, and lemon juice.

By Peter Schlesinger – Full Story at Travel+Leisure

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Rudy’s B&B – Gay Boston Bed & Breakfast

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Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Welcome to Rudy’s B&B – a cozy, gay owned bed and breakfast in the Shawmut Hill area of Boston.

Our Boston B&B is in our beautiful, historic home, and is furnished in a distinct European style.

We have a great location near the Shawmut Hill subway station with easy access to many great local restaurants and beaches and museums.

Our Boston bed and breakfast offers three guest rooms, each with antique furnishings and TV/sitting area. One room also offers a private half bathroom, with extra room for kids; the other rooms share a bathroom.

There’s also lots of parking on our quiet Boston street.

Each morning, we serve a solid Dutch breakfast at Rudy’s B&B to get you started for a day exploring the greater Boston area.

Your host speaks English, German, French and Dutch.

Looking for a great, gay friendly place to stay in Boston, Massachusetts? Come stay with us at Rudy’s B&B!

See the Rudy’s B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Eleven Things to Do in Boston

Boston One of the enjoyable things about visiting a major city in the US is that most enable you to see the country through a slightly different prism: New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami… all offer a very different perspective and experience. Boston, in Massachusetts, may not be one of the country’s biggest cities, but the viewpoint it brings is one of history. Massachusetts is the state where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in the Mayflower in 1620 and it’s where the US War of Independence began in the mid-1770s. Whereas some US cities can be dated back to the turn of the 20th Century, and the arrival of the local railroad, Boston – which in the late 1600s was the third biggest port in the world after London and Bristol – has a history going back well over 300 years. It’s also the heart of New England, regarded as one of the most beautiful areas of the US. For visitors from the UK, the city has recently become a little more accessible. Norwegian Airlines launched another of its low-cost routes from Gatwick at Easter. Book enough in advance and flights to Logan Airport cost as low as #149 each way. I flew on a 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern and greenest planes in the air. It features windows with dimmer controls, hours of entertainment via its Android Inflight Entertainment System, plus plug-in points for phone and laptop chargers. If, like me, you fly Premium, you can also access the brand new Number One lounge at Gatwick, to kick start your trip in style. Once there, here are some suggestions for how to make the most of your trip – whether it’s just an extended weekend or longer. 1. Boston’s Freedom Trail The Freedom Trail is a 2.5km walking route in downtown Boston that includes 16 historical points of interest. It takes in the Old State House, the Granary Burial Ground (which although small, actually contains well over 5,000 bodies!), and the sites of the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party.

By David Hudson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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