Boston Gay Pride to Spread Over 11 Days in June

Author: , May 10th, 2014

Boston Gay Pride 2014The official organizers of Boston Pride, Latin@ Pride and Youth Pride in Boston. Bringing our community together since 1970! Boston Pride is a proud founding member of InterPride.

Mary Lambert, A Great Big World, Alex Newell, JD Samson, and Jeanie Tracy will headline the Boston Pride Festival being held on Saturday, June 14 from noon to 6pm at Boston’s City Hall Plaza. The Festival is the last stop on the Boston Pride Parade route and will host musical entertainment, the Family Zone, the Main Stage Lounge, and over 130 vendors.

Boston Pride Week 2014. We will have a fun filled week for all ages. The week will include a Flag Raising, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, the Boston Pride Parade, the Boston Pride Festival, the Boston Pride Youth Dance, the JP Block Party and the Back Bay Block Party.

By Kelly Riker – Seasons of Pride | Boston Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Rudy’s B&B, Boston, Massachusetts

Author: , February 22nd, 2014

Rudy's B&B BostonPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

A True Dutch/Amsterdam Ambiance: Dutch antiques home located near subway and restaurants and beaches, musea and plenty of parking on the street, quiet area.

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Late Night in Boston

Author: , January 22nd, 2014

Boston at NightPuritan-style laws have long been the bane of Boston’s nightlife scene – especially since the last T subway trains leave the station at 1 a.m. on weekends. Happily, that’s all about to change. Come spring, all T routes and select bus routes will extend their late night service to 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays during a one-year pilot program. In anticipation, we rustled up five fun ideas for what to do in Boston after the clock strikes 12…

1. Get classy with jazz. Tucked in a boiler room in the Boston Center for the Arts complex, The Beehive is a self-proclaimed “boho” bar and art space that draws inspiration from the old haunts of great artists like Chagall. Jazz, soul, and R&B drift up from the basement through the two floors, without overpowering conversation, until 2 a.m. every night except for Sunday. The drinks aren’t cheap for Boston – wine starts from $9 and cocktails $12 – but there’s no cover. Closest T stop: Back Bay

2. Catch a flick. The Saturday After Midnite series at Coolidge Corner Theater transforms the Art Deco venue into a gathering place for alternative hankerings. Regular 11:59 p.m. screenings feature films that are “horrifying, weird, cult, avant-garde, tripped out, and just plain good.” Films on the February roster include “Trouble Every Day,” “My Bloody Valentine,” and “The Room.” Tickets are a reasonable $10.25 and can be pre-purchased online. Closest T stop: Coolidge Corner

Authored By Christine Wei – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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Visiting Boston in Autumn

Author: , October 16th, 2013

Boston SkylineSummer may signal the end of high season at New England’s beach resorts, but early autumn is the perfect time for visiting the region’s largest metropolis, Boston, along with its smaller neighbors, Cambridge and Somerville. In October, the city comes alive with students back at the area’s many colleges, the leaves turn bold shades of orange and crimson in gardens and parks around town and restaurants and bars with terraces and sidewalk seating entertain fans of alfresco dining for a few more weeks of warm weather.

Here’s a look at one of the nation’s gay-friendliest destinations, with a particular eye toward what to see during the fall months.

The handsome South End neighborhood of narrow, tree-shaded streets lined with Victorian bow-front, redbrick townhouses has steadily evolved over the years into one of the city’s favorite destinations for an afternoon stroll, whether to admire the architecture, duck into tony boutiques or seek out trendy neighborhood bistros and cafes. This upscale district is very much the heart of Boston’s gay scene, and it’s home to several long-running LGBT nightspots

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Autumn in Boston

Author: , September 28th, 2013

Boston SkylineSummer may signal the end of high season at New England’s beach resorts, but early autumn is the perfect time for visiting the region’s largest metropolis, Boston, along with its smaller neighbors, Cambridge and Somerville. In October, the city comes alive with students back at the area’s many colleges, the leaves turn bold shades of orange and crimson in gardens and parks around town and restaurants and bars with terraces and sidewalk seating entertain fans of alfresco dining for a few more weeks of warm weather.

Here’s a look at one of the nation’s gay-friendliest destinations, with a particular eye toward what to see during the fall months.

The handsome South End neighborhood of narrow, tree-shaded streets lined with Victorian bow-front, redbrick townhouses has steadily evolved over the years into one of the city’s favorite destinations for an afternoon stroll, whether to admire the architecture, duck into tony boutiques or seek out trendy neighborhood bistros and cafes. This upscale district is very much the heart of Boston’s gay scene, and it’s home to several long-running LGBT nightspots: The endearingly dive-y Boston Eagle, the classic dance club and video bar Club Cafe (ClubCafe.com), the friendly sports bar Fritz (FritzBoston.com).

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Boston Pride – Out NBA Player Jason Collins, Senatorial Candidates Attend Celebration

Author: , June 9th, 2013

Boston SkylineRecently out NBA player Jason Collins marched in Boston’s Gay Pride Parade yesterday – Pink News reports:

Donning a t-shirt emblazoned with the message: “#BETRUE, he took to the streets of Boston on Saturday, alongside his Stanford University roommate, Congressman Joe Kennedy, for its annual gay pride parade, causing a buzz on Twitter as fans tweeted pictures and messages of support. “It’s an opportunity to celebrate with my community. And celebrate acceptance and tolerance with good friends,” he said.

Also at the celebration – Senatorial candidates Ed Markey (D) and Gabriel Gomez (R). Pam’s House Blend reports:

While Democratic candidate Congressman Ed Markey was marching in the Boston Pride Parade with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Joe Kennedy, state Representative Linda Dorcena Forry, Barney Frank, NBA veteran Jason Collins and a contingent of supporters, Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez stood in front of his lonely campaign booth talking to his wife, son and a few campaign workers.

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Gay Pride Season Updates: Boston, DC, San Diego, Kiev, Moscow, Singapore

Author: , May 23rd, 2013

Gay Pride Flag San FranciscoGot a new batch of Pride updates for you today spanning the globe.

BOSTON READY TO CELEBRATE FOR GAY PRIDE

Boston is ready to put the marathon bombing behind and to move on to celebrate gay pride. Passport Magazine reports:

It’s time for Boston to come together and show what an amazingly diverse, strong, and welcoming city Boston truly is. So, grab your favorite rainbow piece, a pair of booty shorts, and bring along your pride because Boston Pride is back. From May 31-June 9, Bean Town hosts myriad events under the umbrella theme of “Moving forward… Proud, Strong, United.” Don’t miss the annual kickoff flag-raising ceremony, the Royal Pageant, the Boston Pride Festival, and the return of the Boston Pride Block Party June 9.

DC TO CELEBRATE BLACK PRIDE OVER THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

A little to the south, the nation’s capital is ready to celebrate black pride this weekend. The Washington Blade has the schedule:

So much to do this weekend during D.C.’s annual Black Pride festival. There are several events occurring this Memorial Day. D.C. Black Pride is the official planning organizing agency but several other groups also have parties and activities planned for black LGBT people and allies.

SAN DIEGO PRIDE RETAINS GENERAL MANAGER

Across the country in San Diego, the Pride board of directors decided to keep its managing director. LGBT Weekly reports:

The board of directors of San Diego LGBT Pride announced today that Stephen Whitburn will continue to head the organization as its general manager. Whitburn had held the position in an interim capacity since January. San Diego Pride’s previous director, Dwayne Crenshaw, departed the organization amid his recent run for a seat on the San Diego City Council. The board moved quickly following the news that Labor coordinator and former police lieutenant Myrtle Cole had defeated Crenshaw in the race for the District 4 seat.

Over in Asia, Joe.My.God hilights a promo video for the Pink Dot festival, coming June 29th.

UKRAINE COURT BANS KIEV PRIDE MARCH

In a move that is not at all surprising, if disappointing, a court in Ukraine just blocked a gay pride march. Edge Boston reports:

Kiev’s district court on Thursday upheld a suit by city authorities, who argued that the rally would disturb annual Kiev Day celebrations and spark violence. Last year, organizers canceled the event at the last minute when skinheads gathered at its planned location, intent on beating up the participants. Members of radical groups attacked two leading gay activists in subsequent weeks.

MOSCOW GAY PRIDE TO GO ON DESPITE BAN

And over in nearby Russia, a Moscow Gay pride parade is set to go on tomorrow despite a ban there. Gay Star News reports:

A Moscow suburb court upheld the decision of the city authorities not to permit a gay pride parade this Saturday (25 May). Despite the ban, activists say Moscow Pride will go ahead as planned. Nikolai Alekseev, co-founder of Moscow Pride and GayRussia, stated: ‘Khimki City Court upheld the ban on the planned Gay Pride rally and march.’ He added he would appeal on Monday to the Moscow Regional Court.

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: La Cappella Suites, Boston, Massachusetts

Author: , April 22nd, 2013

La Cappella Suites, Boston, MassachusettsPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Located In the Heart of Little Italy: Modern convenience meets old world charm in downtown Boston. Great location: just steps away from historic sites and wonderful cafes and resturants. Rooms are bright, airy and offer stunning views from private balconies. Many amenities: private bath, phone, Cable TV, DVD, phone, complimentary wireless connection, desktop with high speed service, kitchen area with complimentary breakfast. Rates based on double occupancy.

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Boston’s Gay Film Festival Coming in May

Author: , April 4th, 2013

Film FestivalThe Boston LGBT Film Festival is the longest running and largest LGBT media event in New England. Founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour, the festival has been hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since the early nineties.

In 2009 the festival expanded to include screenings at the Brattle Theatre in iconic Harvard Square, Cambridge, and the brand new Fenway Health Center on Boylston Street in Boston. In 2011 we screened over 100 films from 25 countries. In 2012 we will be opening the film festival at the Institute of Contemporary Art on the Boston waterfront. This event marks a return to the ICA after an absence of almost twenty years.

The Boston LGBT Film Festival celebrates, displays and distributes work by and for LGBT media makers – work that entertains, enriches and enlightens all audiences in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities. The annual Festival screenings showcase international, US, and local film, video, and other media, fostering a greater sense of awareness and community among LGBT and LGBT-friendly audiences.

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Photos: Boston Gay Pride

Author: , June 14th, 2012

Boston Gay Pride 2012A warm spring day in Boston, obviously.

Under a warm sun, thousands of revelers lined up along the route for the 2012 Boston Gay Pride Parade on June 9, whooping and cheering for marching bands, bike clubs, and Mayor Thomas Menino.

The parade, which is in its forty-second year, began in Copley Square, wound through Clarendon, Tremont, and Berkeley streets, and ended at City Hall Plaza. Click here for more information on Boston Pride.

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