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By adamg - 7/10/22 - 6:10 pm
Covering hateful graffiti with pro-Pryde signs

Covering over the hateful graffiti this afternoon.

Somebody with a can of black spray paint tried to scare off the people building and supporting what will be New England's first LGBTQ-friendly senior-citizen apartment complex overnight, by spraying homophobic and threatening messages on signs outside the former Rogers Middle School but all they did was fire those people up who vowed to work even faster to open its doors to its first residents. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/22 - 3:20 pm
Two of the marchers in the Trans Resistance March

A roving UHub photographer captured several scenes from yesterday's Trans Resistance March from Cedar Square Park in Roxbury to the Franklin Park Playstead for a pridefest. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/21 - 10:36 am

Dan Kennedy was among the Medford residents who marched outside the New England Baptist Church, which has been using its front-lawn signboard for messages such as "Male and Female He Created Them. Gen. 5:2. Gender Identity Solved." He reports both candidates for mayor joined the protesters.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 2:05 pm
William Barton Rogers School

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved plans by a local non-profit group and a Philadelphia builder to turn the former William Barton Rogers Middle School on Everett Street in Hyde Park into a 74-unit LGBTQ-friendly apartment building for seniors. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/20 - 1:30 pm

Fenway Health, the Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts and the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth this week sued the federal government to stop a proposed rule that would let healthcare providers discriminate against transgender people. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/16/20 - 3:27 pm

Scape North America, which is planning a 477-unit apartment building on Boylston Street in the Fenway, announced today it's signed a letter of intent with the Theater Offensive to run the 10,000-square-foot, 156-seat black-box theater that will be part of the new building. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/19 - 12:35 pm
Architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

A British company that specializes in building private dorm buildings has filed formal plans for a 15-story, 533-bed dorm on the Boylston Street block across from the Fenway Park side, between the Sunoco station and Jersey Street. Read more.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/19/19 - 10:17 am

Fitchburg's own Michael Brodeur is bringing his music project New Dad to Boston and it's going to be a real hoot!

You know Brodeur from his work at such local publications as DigBoston, Boston Phoenix, and currently, the Boston Globe.

And, duh: Brodeur penned that brilliant satirical taxonomy, "Fake Massachusetts Towns", that ran in McSweeney's. The stuff of Massachusetts Memes legend:

By adamg - 11/24/18 - 5:35 pm

Boston Police report that Seabrook, NH police have picked up a Hampton, NH 16-year-old wanted for calling in violent threats to dbar in Dorchester and the Alley Bar downtown earlier this month. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/16 - 5:27 pm

BosGuy says farewell to John Michael Gray, who, with his husband Tim O’Connor, made up one of Boston's - and Provincetown's - most fabulous couples.

By adamg - 6/18/16 - 10:16 am

Buzzfeed interviews Jay Franzone, a gay Lasell student who has given up sex partly to comply with an FDA rule that says gay men can donate blood after a sexless year, but more to show the problems with that rule.

By jumping through the federal government’s hoops - a year without sex - he hopes to demonstrate that the policy is not just unworkable but discriminatory.

By adamg - 4/4/16 - 1:32 pm

Boston Pride reports it's rescinded an offer to Anthony Imperioso to be a marshal of the June 11 parade after it turned out he'd posted stuff on Facebook that some might consider racist and classist. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/14 - 8:14 pm

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll has terminated Gordon College's contract to manage the city-owned Old Town Hall over its efforts to continue sucking at the federal teat even if the president signs an executive order banning discrimination against gays and lesbians. In a letter to the college president, Driscoll writes:

By SpeakOUTBoston - 3/17/14 - 7:22 pm

Boston, Mass. – March 17, 2014 – SpeakOUT, the nation’s oldest gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and allies (GLBTQI) speakers bureau, will hold its bi-annual speaker training on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.

“Our motto is ‘Ask Us Anything,’” said SpeakOUT member Julie Dorley. “We tell our stories, speaking from our own experiences and answer audience questions honestly and openly. Our approach helps put audiences at ease and builds greater understanding about GLBTQI lives and issues.”

By adamg - 10/24/13 - 7:57 am

The Globe reports on a debate focused on issues of particular concern to the city's communities of color. CommonWealth has more:

By adamg - 10/16/13 - 2:23 pm

BosGuy sends his farewells to Fritz on Chandler Street, closing at the end of the year to make way for another South End type bistro.

Fritz is my favorite place in Boston to watch a game and even though I’m always a fan of seeing new restaurant open, I’m torn and left with a bitter taste by its closure. I’ll miss Fritz.

By gladevents - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.

Don't miss our amazing auction and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. You don't have to be present to win. Travel packages, restaurants, massages, and much more - something for everyone!

By gladevents - 1/23/13 - 1:47 pm

RSVP at www.glad.org/events - and get a printed name tag!

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders on Wednesday, February 27 at our next GLADHour, a happy hour for fans of equal justice for all! Enjoy great food and drinks in a relaxed and fun atmosphere at Lir on Boylston, while networking with fellow supporters of LGBTQ equality.

Donation: $5-$20+ (at the door).
Raffle ticket for every $10.
Win a $25 iTunes gift card!

GLADHours are hosted 3 times a year in conjunction with the Mass LGBTQ Bar Association. Join us this time to learn more about GLAD's transgender advocacy from Jennifer L. Levi, director of GLAD's Transgender Rights Project and one of our nation's leading experts on transgender legal issues.

Transgender people face the most basic and blatant discrimination every day - from being denied access to employment, housing, or healthcare, to being physically attacked because of the way they look or dress. Through the Transgender Rights Project, GLAD puts our litigation, legislative, and educational assets to work in a focused way to establish clear legal protections for the transgender community. Join us to learn more!

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres thanks to our sponsor Reproductive Science Center • Cash bar

Spread the word! Invite friends to this Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/545328868818567/

By adamg - 8/3/12 - 9:45 pm

The Herald reports that dbar is now offering a Chic-2B-gAy fried-chicken plate. Proceeds from sales of the meal (which includes mashed potatoes and a biscuit) go to Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.

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