BOSTON/NORTH SHORE/SOUTH SHORE/CENTRAL MASS
May 20-July 1; Dance Classes: The Ultimate Partner Dance, Pop Culture; 7-8pm (Mondays); OUT to Dance, West Roxbury; Join our fun and exciting, queer-friendly dance classes. In The Ultimate Partner Dance, you’ll learn how to dance with a partner to absolutely any song the dj can spin, at any type of event: slow, fast, oldies, and contemporary. We’ll learn the elegant foxtrot, some Latin dancing, creative slow dancing/schmooze, fast dancing (partnered), and waltz. In Pop Culture, you’ll experience step-by-step instruction in fun, high energy choreography to the hottest pop music by one of the artists that best defines the musical aspect of pop culture today. Have a blast learning it and use it at your next club night, party, or anywhere you hear a great pop tune. No dance experience or partner necessary for these classes; everyone warmly welcomed; FMI; www.OUTtoDance.com or email@example.com
May 20-July 1; Swing I and Hip Hop Dance Classes; 8-9pm (Mondays); OUT to Dance, West Roxbury; Join our fun, queer-friendly dance classes. Swing I – you’ll love learning swing (also known as lindy and jitterbug), the dance that’s rocking dance floors everywhere; you’ll wish you hadn’t waited so long! Hip Hop - we will take you through each move step-by-step. You’ll feel the power of the dance, and you’ll be blown away by what you can do! This term we’ll focus on rhythm and style, two of the key elements to really good Hip Hop dancing; and anyone can gain these skills. No dance experience or partner needed for these classes; everyone warmly welcomed; FMI: www.OUTtoDance.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 15; One Night Stand Post Pride Hookup; 8pm-2am; 21+; Who’s On First, 19 Yawkey Way, Boston; Did you get enough at pride? Join One Night Stand and 600 queers and friends for a post pride party with queer trivia (ASL interpreted), outdoor patio, djs; FMI: www.dykenight.com
June 19; HBGC’s 2nd Annual Advocacy Day; 2:30-5:30pm; Boston CIty Hall; An opportunity for our community and allies to join forces to advocate for policy, social and cultural change that will increase the safety, health, resources and inclusion of Black and Latino LGBTQ individuals and communities of color. This year’s focus is Improving the Relationship between LGBTQ Communities of Color and Law Enforcement. Our co-hosts are Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Councilor Tito Jackson; FMI/RSVP: kgraves@hbgc-Boston.org or call 617.487.4242
June 20; Webinar: Planning and Implementing Evidenced-Based HIV Outreach and Prevention Strategies for MSM and Transgender People: Model Programs and Tools; 2-3pm; online: https://fenwaylgbthealtheducation.webex.com; Part Three of Ending HIV Among MSM and Transgender People: A Critical Time for Innovation in Primary Care. The National LGBT Health Education Center of The Fenway Institute presents a state-of the art distance learning program with support from the New England AIDS Education and Training Center, highlighting what we now know about HIV epidemiology, implications for LGBT people, best practices in HIV prevention and outreach, linkage to and engagement in care for gay, bisexual men, other men who have sex with men and transgender people; FMI: www.lgbthealtheducation.org
June 21; LifeSkillz 2013 Anniversary Ball; 7pm-12am; Villa Victoria, 85 West Newton St, Boston; An event to celebrate the first year of LifeSkills, an empowerment-focused study for young transgender women, ages 16-29. We’re thrilled to celebrate our first anniversary and have the opportunity to recognize our supporters and participants who have contributed so much to this project’s success! We’re partnering with BAGLY who will be offering free HIV testing and counseling, and we are co-organizing with Princess Athena Kahn our Commentator for the evening; FMI: www.fenwayhealth.org
June 22; HUES Presents: BASK – An LGBTQ People of Color Picnic; 10am-8pm; Cedar Square Park, Roxbury; JOIN US for our first annual Person of Color PRIDE PICNIC! BASK: an LGBTQ Person of Color Pride Picnic is a day of community building, food and performance to engage and entertain the larger queer community of color + friends in Greater Boston. Bring a blanket, pop a squat, and stay awhile! The day will be packed with musicians, poets, DJs, health instructors and other queer artists. Food trucks will also be on site serving up delicious food. We wanted to give our community a special space to celebrate our shared experiences during Pride Month and a platform for queer artists to showcase their work, be it music, dance, poetry, health, or art; FMI: email@example.com
June 22; The Terriers Softball Game; 10:15am; Smith Field 1 (big solitary tree), Allston, MA; The Rainbow Times sponsored team,The Terriers, part of the LGBT Beantown Softball League; FMI: www.beantownsoftball.com
June 22; The Terriers Softball Game; 11:30am; Smith Field 1 (big solitary tree), Allston, MA; The Rainbow Times sponsored team,The Terriers, part of the LGBT Beantown Softball League; FMI: www.beantownsoftball.com
June 22; BASK: LGBTQ Person of Color Pride Picnic; 10am-8pm; Cedar Square Park, Roxbury; Free; A day of community building, food and performance to engage and entertain the larger queer community of color + friends in Greater Boston. This day will be packed with musicians, poets, DJs, health instructors and other queer artists. Food trucks will also be onsite serving up delicious food; FMI: www.facebook.com/hues.boston
June 28; Dyke Night Fourth Friday; 9pm-1am; Milky Way at The Brewery, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain; The Improper Bostonian named Milky Way “Best Lesbian Scene”- and long hailed as the “Cheers for Queers”- enjoy a come-as-you-are night of friends. This summer- you don’t have to travel to Maine just to get your DJ Jodi fix- she will be spinning Fourth Fridays all summer! DJ JODI is best known for her wildly popular Ogunquit Maine women’s tea dances. Her musical style is simply to keep her crowd happy so you’ll hear a mix of top 40 & hip-hop, peppered with retro, rock, Latin & old school; FMI: www.dykenight.com
June 29; North Shore Pride; FMI: www.northshorepride.org
July 3; HUES Sister Circle; 7-9pm; 485 Columbus Ave, South End; Join the queer brown womyn of HUES every first Wednesday of the month for a discussion on issues that affect LGBTQ womyn of color here in Boston and beyond. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/hues.boston
July 5; Traffic Light Dog Tag Party; 10pm-2am; Foundation Room, House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston; Let’s keep the holiday celebration going!! And for only 5 BUCKS if you sign up for the VIP list it’ll be your best bargain of the weekend. This special “traffic light” dog tag party takes the guess work out with a wearable way to make meeting other singles easy. Sign up for the Half Off Guest List in advance and get a GREEN, YELLOW, or RED dog tag complimentary; FMI: www.dykenight.com
July 13; Lezberados Comedy Show and Dance Party; 8pm-2am; Machine Nightclub, 1254 Boylston St, Boston; Featuring Sandra Valls and Mimi Gonzalez, special guest performers from LA; FMI: www.dykenight.com
July 16; Trans Youth and Parent Summit; 9:30am-4pm; MIT NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge; The goal of this summit is for youth aged 13-22 from Massachusetts and Greater New England that identify with, or could fall under, the label “transgender”–or youth who are in some way connected to the transgender youth community, such as partners/friends–to meet and connect with other transgender and gender-variant youth. At the summit, youth will have the opportunity to share ideas, get support, learn about the larger transgender community, and participate in workshops and fun activities; FMI: www.masstpc.org
July 17; Alternative Insemination Orientation; 6-8:30pm; Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston St, Boston; This is an introduction to Alternative Insemination (AI) in general and to Fenway’s AI Program in particular, offered every other month. Cost is $50 and registration is required; FMI: www.fenwayhealth.org
July 17; Webinar: Lesbian and Bi Women’s Health: Prevention, Wellness and Empowerment; 2-3pm; www.lgbthealtheducation.org/training/webinars; This program will focus on providing patient-centered preventive care to meet the unique health needs of lesbian and bisexual women. Featuring Women’ Health specialist Jennifer Potter, MD, of Fenway Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, the webinar will update participants on the known health disparities and risk factors among lesbian and bisexual women, describe effective communication strategies in the clinical setting, and offer strategies to promote positive behavioral change in this population; FMI: www.lgbthealtheducation.org
September 7; Worcester Pride; FMI: www.worcesterpride.org
September 21; Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention; 10am-12pm; Green Hill Park, Worcester; The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in hundreds of communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP); FMI: www.afsp.org
October 5; Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention; 9-11am; Winnekenni Park, Haverhill; The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in hundreds of communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP); FMI: www.afsp.org
October 12; Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention; 10am-12pm; Artesani Park, Soldiers Field Road, Brighton; The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in hundreds of communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP); FMI: www.afsp.org
(Ongoing) Cafe Emmanuel: “The Original LGBT Meal Site!” Thursdays; 11am-1pm; Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston. FMI: email@example.com or (617) 477-6610. Sponsored by: Ethos & The LGBT Aging Project. Music Program: 1st and 3rd Thursdays.
(Ongoing; Roslindale) Out to Brunch: Monthly Brunch & Social for older LBT women & friends; First Saturday of month; 11am-1pm; Roslindale House, 120 Poplar Street, Roslindale; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 522-6700 x306. Sponsored by: Ethos & The LGBT Aging Project
(Ongoing; South Shore) Monthly Brunch for LGBT Seniors & Friends; Last Saturday of month; 10am-12pm; All Souls Unitarian Church, 196 Elm St., Braintree; RSVP: Maryanne Ryan 781-848-3939 x 325 or FMI: e-mail email@example.com
(Ongoing; Somerville/Cambridge) Cadbury Cafe: Somerville & Cambridge’s First LGBT Monthly Dining Program; 4th Wednesday of month, 6-8pm; Cadbury Commons, 66 Sherman St., Cambridge; RSVP: by calling SCES (617) 628-2601 ext. 605 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ongoing; North Shore) Over The Rainbow Supper Club; 2nd Tuesday; 6-8pm; House of Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem; RSVP: (978) 624-2261
(Ongoing; Metro East) Lakeside Cafe; 3rd Monday; 4pm-6pm; Sharon Adult Center, 219 Massapoag Ave, Sharon; RSVP: to Jayne Davis, HESSCO (781) 784-4944 Transportation: Call Nancy Weiner, Sharon Adult Center (781) 784-8000 Sponsored by: HESSCO Elder Services and Sharon Adult Center.
(Ongoing) Generation Fitness, a Boston-based youth fitness program, invites youth ages 12-20 and their families, to participate in our health and wellness programs. Programs run at various sites throughout the City of Boston and online. Follow teen fitness coach, Skinny Kid, at Twitter.com/MyGenFit or text follow MyGenFit to 40404 for information and updates on upcoming events. Events include online weight transformations, youth fitness assessments, wellness fairs and in-home fitness training.
(Ongoing) Boston Healthy Eating for LGBT Older Adults; 3 Locations; Braintree: Friday mornings 10:30 am to 12:30pm; Cambridge: Tuesday afternoon’s 1pm to 3pm; Healthy snacks will be served.
(Ongoing) SWAGLY (Supporters of Worcester Area Gay and Lesbian Youth); Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm; 51 Union St., Worcester; FMI: www.swagly.org
(Ongoing) Boston Gay & Bisexual Married Men’s Support Group; 2nd and 4th Tuesdays; 7-9pm; Boston Living Center, 29 Stanhope St, Boston; A discussion group for gay and/or bisexual married men, including those who are working to preserve the marriage and those in the process of separation or divorce; FMI: www.bmmg.org
(Ongoing) Sisters of Worcester; Wednesdays, 8:30-11pm; Club Blu, 105 Water St, Worcester; a social support group for trans women and men who wish to gather in a warm and supportive social environment. All are welcome to attend.
(Ongoing) North Central Massachusetts Gay Men’s Group; Social group for GBT men; will be meeting every first and third Thursday at 6:30pm; First Church Leominster; 15 West St; The group will offer a series of cultural, social, and recreational events; FMI: email@example.com
(Ongoing) North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth; 7 to 9pm; support group meets every Tuesday in the Universalist Church of Salem, MA at 211 Bridge St.; a unique topic every week, ranging from healthy relationships, dealing with family, peers’ reactions to GLBTQ issues, or discussing a recent political event or happening.
(Ongoing) South Shore Alliance of Gay/Lesbian Youth support group; Tuesdays, 7 to 9pm; First Parish Unitarian Church, 24 River St., Norwell; FMI: (774) 208-3078
(Ongoing) Free, Walk-in services at Fenway Health; Every Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 pm; Rooms 201 A & B, Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston; 3rd floor; Fenway Health is the largest community-based provider of HIV care in New England. Our goal is to provide everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or financial status with innovative treatments and compassionate care. Talk to a qualified professional about getting the quality care you need – whether you require a session with one of our supportive and knowledgeable HIV counselors or need some sensitive questions answered by one of our nurses. Free, walk-in services include: Hep A&B vaccinations; HIV testing and counseling; Hep B & C screening; STD education and verbal screening; Linkage to medical care, treatment options, financial advisors and acupuncture detoxification services* *Sliding fee scales apply for these services. No one turned away because of inability to pay. Wheelchair accessible; FMI: 617.267.0159.
(Ongoing) Free, Walk-in HIV testing at Fenway: Sixteen; Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; 1-6pm; 16 Haviland St (rear entrance), Boston; FMI: (617)267-0159
(Ongoing) 40 & Forward; A group for gay and bi men 40 and over; Share food and dialogue with guys in the prime of their lives. Do you find it hard to connect with people? Not having as much fun as you used to? Getting older often means changing the way we interact socially with others. Everything from meeting new people to negotiating sexual safety can seem different and more difficult than when we were younger. Would you like to learn new skills to help with these concerns? If so, then come join our 6-week men’s dinner group where you’ll learn tools & skills for connecting with others. Dinner will be provided each time. The group will meet once a week for 6 weeks, for 2 hours at a time, plus once afterwards for a special event social. If you’re interested, please call Chuck at 617.488.9720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Ongoing) Out to Brunch; first Saturday of each month; for women 60+ the suggested donation is $1.75, under 60 suggested donation is $5; FMI: email@example.com
(Ongoing) Boston Pride Meetings; 4th Tuesday of every month; 6:30pm; The Non-Profit Center; 89 South St., Boston (South Station – Red & Commuter, Chinatown – Orange)
(Ongoing) LGBT Bereavement Groups; Free six-week bereavement groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people of all ages; FMI: Bob Linscott at (617) 477-6610, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.lgbtagingproject.org/
(Ongoing) BAGLY Transgender/Gender Queer Identity Meeting; youth only; Wednesdays at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St, 2nd floor, Boston, MA; 7- 8pm; youth led; The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth provides weekly and monthly social activities and special events for people ages 22 and under. These activities provide an opportunity for youth to socialize, have fun and develop a sense of personal and community identity. Free and anonymous HIV testing is offered every Wednesday, 6-9pm; FMI: www.bagly.org
(Ongoing) LGBT Caregiver Support Group; First Monday of the month; 6-7:30 pm; Jamaica Plain; This is a free monthly group that welcomes new members to talk about the impact of providing care for a partner, parent, sibling, spouse or friend. Come for stress relief, resources and understanding. Contact group facilitator Joanne Peskowitz at (617)271-4182 for details. Sponsored by the LGBT Aging Project and the Caregiver Alliance of Suffolk County.
(Ongoing) Spiritual Growth Group; Third Monday of the month; 6:15-8pm; Union United Methodist Church; 485 Columbus Ave, Boston; Spiritual Growth Groups are a safe space where LGBTQ individuals can come together to explore faith and spirituality and discuss how it relates to their lives as LGBTQ-identified individuals of color. Inclusion of varying religious and/or spiritual perspectives are welcomed and included based on the suggestion and needs of participants; FMI: hbgc-boston.org/events
(Ongoing) Back2Basics Tea Dance; Every Sunday; 4-9pm; Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston; What started out as a monthly grass roots tea dance to bring LGBT folks in SW Boston together at a bar in Roslindale has blossomed and matured into Boston’s newest and only tea dance. DJ Harrison plays disco and retro from the 70s and 80s, and throws in a few top 40 dance remixes as well. There’s no cover and everyone is invited; FMI: www.clubcafe.com
(Ongoing) Rainbow Lunch Club; Second Wednesday of the month; 12-2pm; Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, 90 Holden St, Worcester; $2 donation suggested from guests 60 and older; fee for under age 60 is $5.50; The Rainbow Lunch Club offers LGBTIQA* seniors age 60+ a nutritious meal and an opportunity to socialize with friends and enjoy various activities including programs, entertainment, and educational series; Reservations are required by the Wednesday before at 508-756-1545 ext. 339 or email@example.com
(Ongoing) ButchBoi Life Meeting; Tuesdays, bi-weekly; 6-7:30pm; Cambridge Women’s Center, 46 Pleasant St, Cambridge; The mission of ButchBoi Life is to bring masculine of centeridentified women from different backgrounds together. It has become apparent that masculine identified women are struggling to gain visibility in the LGBTQ community. ButchBoi Life will provide a safe space for us to discuss the issues we face, socialize, and find others we can relate to; FMI: www.facebook.com/butchboilife
(Ongoing) BrAGLY; Wednesdays; 6:30-8pm; 942 West Chestnut St, Brockton; A weekly meeting for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning youth and allies ages 14- 21. Youth will: Create a safe community open to all, Develop youth led programs, Have opportunities for leadership roles, Discuss healthy living and resilience; FMI: www.healthimperatives.org/glys
(Ongoing) Pumps! Drag Lounge; Fridays; 9pm-12am; Machine Nightclub, 1256 Boylston St, Boston; Machine Club now hosts a weekly drag show and mixer for the Greater Boston transgender community; FMI: www.machine-boston.com
(Ongoing) Hot (Foolproof) Tango Classes for LGBT folks; 8-9pm; OUT to Dance, West Roxbury; Sundays for 8 weeks starting April 21; Whether you’re completely new to ballroom-style tango or you know a few steps, you’re guaranteed to learn many exciting new moves. There is no ballroom dance hotter than the sultry, sophisticated tango. Burn the floor as you immerse yourself in this intoxicating dance, beginning with the simplest steps and progressing smoothly into dramatic and elegant combinations. (Modern tango can be danced to some current popular tunes, which makes it extra useful.) No partner or experience necessary. End your weekend on a high note! FMI: www.OUTtoDance.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 15; Rockit Queer Gay Dance Party; 9pm; The Rendezvous, Turners Falls, Mass.
June 15; Annual Cocktail Party Fundraiser; 6-8pm; The Inn at Richmond; The Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition supports the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people of the Berkshires. Join us at the Inn at Richmond for our annual fundraiser. Event to include passed and stationary h’ordevours, cash bar and light entertainment. Catered by Michael Roller and Samel’s Deli; FMI: www.berkshirestonewall.org
June 16; Journey through Lesbian Mecca: The Northampton LGBTQ History Walking Tour; 2pm; Offered by the Sexual Minorities Archives as a benefit for the non-profit Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation (SMEF), Inc., the 2-hour walking tour will include more than 40 stops concentrated in a 3-mile area in and around downtown Northampton; FMI/RSVP: email@example.com
June 18; Pittsfield Green Drinks; 5:15pm; Mad Jack’s BBQ; 295 North St, Pittsfield; Pittsfield Green Drinks is a very informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest. The drinks aren’t green, but our conversations are. Green Drinks is a great way of catching up with people you know and for making new contacts. These networking events are very simple and unstructured. Come along and you’ll be made welcome; FMI Jamie Cahillane at CET (413-445-4556 ext. 14) or Jane Winn at BEAT (firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-230-7321
June 18; AFWM Free Educational Programming – Tips for your Financial Health; The Community Room, Sacred Heart Church, 391 Chestnut St, Springfield; AFWM is proud to announce free monthly educational programming for people who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the programs is to help these individuals gain the tools and supports to live their best possible quality of life. Programs will include refreshments, presentations by highly qualified professionals, plenty of Q&A time, and folders full of information to help you find the help and support you need; FMI: email@example.com or 413-301-0955
June 26; June LGBTIQA Social; 5-8pm; Greenfield Community College Dining Commons; Intergenerational dinner gathering with the Community Action LGBTIQA Youth Group and others joining in; FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 1; TransParents Meeting; 6-7:30pm; Holyoke, MA; Support group for transgender, gender non-conforming or questioning, childreen, teenagers, and adults; FMI: PVtransparents1@gmail.com
July 13; Imperial Crown Prince and Princess Ball; 6-10pm; One Monarch Place, Springfield; Presented by the Imperial Court of Massachusetts. Featuring a full 3 course dinner, silent auction, and national headlining acts. Proceeds will benefit Springfield Pride and AIDS Foundation of Western Mass; FMI: email@example.com
July 16; AFWM Free Educational Programming – Information for Employees – The Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and more; The Community Room, Sacred Heart Church, 391 Chestnut St, Springfield; AFWM is proud to announce free monthly educational programming for people who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the programs is to help these individuals gain the tools and supports to live their best possible quality of life. Programs will include refreshments, presentations by highly qualified professionals, plenty of Q&A time, and folders full of information to help you find the help and support you need; FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-301-0955
July 20; Rockit Queer Gay Dance Party; 9pm; The Rendezvous, Turners Falls, Mass.
August 17; Rockit Queer Gay Dance Party; 9pm; The Rendezvous, Turners Falls, Mass.
August 20; AFWM Free Educational Programming – Medications and Adherence; The Community Room, Sacred Heart Church, 391 Chestnut St, Springfield; AFWM is proud to announce free monthly educational programming for people who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the programs is to help these individuals gain the tools and supports to live their best possible quality of life. Programs will include refreshments, presentations by highly qualified professionals, plenty of Q&A time, and folders full of information to help you find the help and support you need; FMI: email@example.com or 413-301-0955
(Ongoing) The East Coast FTM Group; meets in Northampton, every second Sunday of the month;3pm-6pm; Topic discussions, peer support; FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org, (413) 584-7616
(Ongoing) Out Now Support Group; drop in Wednesdays, 5pm to 7pm; Fridays, 4pm to 6pm; 1695 Main St. 2F, Springfield; FMI: www.outnowyouth.org
(Ongoing) Basketball League; Thursday nights; 6-8pm; Springfield; This is a pick up league for both men and women of all levels; FMI: email@example.com
(Ongoing) Pioneer Valley Lesbians over 40; Every Wednesday; 6:15-8pm; Topic-driven discussion group for thoughtful lesbians over 40; UMass Stonewall Center; FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ongoing) Potluck Dinner Social; First Wednesday of the month; Unitarian-Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield; 7:00pm; FMI: at the INFOline: 413-822-7268.
(Ongoing) Weekly Drop-In Group for Senior Gay Men; every Friday from 1-3 pm; Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton; Come to the group for social connection and support; FMI: David at 413-746-5210 or email email@example.com.
(Ongoing) GLBT Alcoholics Anonymous Group; Fridays; 7:30pm; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Elm Street, Northampton.
(Ongoing) Weekly Drop-In Support Group for Gay/Bi/Questioning and Gay/Bi-Identified Transgendered Men; every Monday, 7-9pm; Synthesis Center, 274 N. Pleasant St., Amherst; Please be prompt; FMI: 413-253-9887
(Ongoing) UniTy; transgender support group; every 2nd Thursday of the month; 7-9pm; September through June; 3300 Main St. Springfield; FMI: Deja 860-604-6343
(Ongoing) Williamstown-LGBT Nite; LGBT night; Thursdays; 9pm; Mezze in Williamstown; Weekly indefinitely; FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Ongoing) South Congregational Church UCC; Last Saturday of each month; South Congregational Church 45 Maple St., Springfield; 2pm with food and fellowship to follow at 3:30pm.
(Ongoing) Gay Men Social Hour; 3rd Friday of the month; 6-9pm; Hotel Northampton; 36 King Street, Northampton; No cover, cash bar; FMI: Doug Fountain, 413-535-1890.
(Ongoing) Springfield Martini Nights; 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, except holidays; 5:30-7:30pm; various Springfield bars and restaurants, somewhere different each time; FMI: email@example.com
(Ongoing) Gay Men’s Chorus; every Wednesday, except holidays; 7- 9pm; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Elm St; FMI: Henry: 413-441-2160
(Ongoing) TREE (Trans Education and Empowerment); social/support group for trans-identified and gender non-conforming youth; Greenfield: Tuesdays 4-5pm and Northampton: Wednesdays 4:30-5:30; FMI: 413-475-1798
(Ongoing) PFLAG Franklin-Hampshire Chapter (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays) Northampton meeting; 2nd Tuesday of each month; 6-8pm; Highland Valley Elder Services in the Cutlery Building, 320 Riverside Drive, Northampton; FMI: (413) 625-6636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Ongoing) Queer Non-Gestational Parents Group; 4th Sunday of each month; 2:30-4pm; Cradle, Thornes Marketplace, Northampton; A peer-led dialogue and support group to address the unique needs and experience of queer non-gestational parents. Everyone is welcome, from those who are expecting to those who have older children. Children are always welcome and there are toys for infants and young children in the space; $5 suggested donation but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
(Ongoing) Dune Boys Volleyball; every Tuesday; 6:15-8pm; Maines Field, Florence; Starting on May 8 and going through September. All levels of player welcome. All games are pick-up: you don’t need to join a league or a team. After lots of sweaty fun, it’s off to the Northampton Brewery for food, brews, and fun up on the roof deck the warm summer night air.
(Ongoing) Support Group for Parents of Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Offspring; 1st Monday of each month; 6-7:30pm; Holyoke; TransParent is a new support group for parents of people of all ages who are questioning their gender, are in the process of transitioning gender, have already transitioned, M to F, F to M, and genderqueer; FMI: email@example.com
(Ongoing) Living Positive Support Group; 2nd Wednesday of each month; 6pm; the Research Institute, 57 Mulberry St, Springfield; Living Positive is a HIV positive men’s peer support group sponsored by The AIDS Foundation of Western MA and The Research Institute. This is a safe, supportive environment for men at any stage of living with HIV/AIDS to discuss their experiences, concerns, and share support. Attendees and speakers will follow strict confidentiality guidelines; FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-301-0955
(Ongoing) Franklin County Home Care; Supports elders, caregivers and persons with disabilities in Franklin County & the North Quabbin LGBTIQA breakfast socials quarterly. Info: email@example.com or call: 413-773-555/978-544-2259
(Ongoing) Queer Yoga; 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month; 6:30-8pm; Food For Thought Books, 106 North Pleasant St, Amherst; All levels yoga class for those who self-identify as queer. All bodies, sizes and abilities are welcomed and celebrated.
P-TOWN & CAPE
June 19-23; Provincetown International Film Festival; 15h annual Provincetown International Film Festival dedicated to showing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, actors, and producers; FMI: www.ptownfilmfest.org
August 3-10; LGBT Family Week; The Family Equality Council holds it signature event that supports LGBT parents raising children. Families come from all over the world to this event for the many activities, support,fun games, and camaraderie offered; www.familyequality.org
September 21; Harbor to the Bay; 5am-5pm; Boston to Provincetown; Have you always wanted to do a long-distance bike ride, but never thought you could do it? So have many past participants who until joining the ride had never ridden more than 10 miles. You can make an impact and raise money for AIDS Action Committee; FMI: www.harbortothebay.org
(Ongoing) Karaoke in the Little Bar at the A-House; The Atlantic House Karaoke in the Little Bar at the A-House every Tuesday & Thursday. Thursday nights are hosted by Thirsty Burlington.
(Ongoing) Cocktails at the Porchside Lounge Bar Gifford House Inn; 5pm-1am; A Provincetown Tradition. Open Daily Year Round at 5pm. Never a cover charge; www.giffordhouse.com
(Ongoing) LGBT Bereavement Group: General Loss; Tuesdays Oct 23-Dec 11; 5:30-7pm; Harwich; Registration: 1-800-631-3900 x7715
RHODE ISLAND & SURROUNDING AREAS
June 15; RI Pride Festival & Nighttime Parade; FMI: www.prideri.com
(Ongoing) The Greater Providence Chapter of PFLAG; first Wednesday of each month; 6:45pm-8:45pm; The Met School Justice Building, 325 Public Street Providence, RI 02905; FMI: please call (401) 751-7571 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Ongoing) ACOS Gay Bingo; third Thursday of every month from September through May; doors open at 6 pm, game starts promptly at 7pm; FMI: visit www.aidscareos.org
(Ongoing) Tea Dance Sundays; 9-11:35pm; Club Gallery; 150 Point St, Providence; Every Sunday night; Dance the night away to the newest Hip-Hop, Top 40, Alternative and Techno music. We will be hosting RI’s largest LGBT alternative nightlife for all to come and enjoy. Special drinks $5 all night long; 18+ @ $8; 21+ @ $5 with proper ID; FMI: 401-751-7166.
(Ongoing) Youth Support Groups; Thursdays, 4-6pm; The Way Out Support Group at Youth Pride Center; 171 Chestnut St, second floor, Providence; This is Youth Pride’s weekly peer-led support group for young people ages 13 to 23 to meet in a safe environment to discuss issues they find important; FMI: call (401) 421-5626 or visit their web site at www.YouthPrideRI.org.
(Ongoing) Queer Book Club; 3rd Wednesday of each month; 7-9pm; Books on the Square, Providence; Join us for a lively discussion and/or for the socializing afterward. We encourage readers to buy their books at Books on the Square, an independent bookstore, which generously hosts the club for free.
(Ongoing) Gender Spectrum Group; First Tuesday of the month; 5:30-7pm; 743 Westminster St, Providence; Open to all youth ages 13-23 whose gender identity falls outside of the gender binary, including: trans, transgender, ftm, mtf, gender queer, trans-feminine, trans-masculine, drag king, drag queen and anyone else who is questioning or exploring their gender identity or expression; FMI: email@example.com
(Ongoing) Dark Lady T-Girl Wednesday nights; Wednesdays; 9pm; The Dark Lady, 124 Snow St, Providence; While the Dark Lady is TG friendly, Wednesday night is a special ladies night for the community
(Ongoing) TransFamily New England Support Group; second Tuesdays; 6:30-8:30pm; Free and confidential group meeting for parents and other family members of someone identifying as transgender, gender variant, or intersex; FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONNECTICUT and NEW YORK
June 15; Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus Spring Concert; 8pm; Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead, NY; $20; Take a trip through time as the men of the LIGMC go back to the 1930s and sing their way to the present! The two-act show will feature classic standards, oldies and contemporary pop tunes, all performed with the LIGMC’s humor and flair; FMI: www.ligmc.org
June 18-29; NYC Pride; www.nycpride.org
June 20; Mix & Network Happy Hour; 6-8pm; Trevi Lounge, 548 Kings Highway Cutoff, Fairfield; LGBT social happy hour organized by the Triangle Community Center and RainbowBook.net. Come join us for our first Mix & Network Happy Hour. Meet, socialize, and network with professionals and other like-minded individuals.
June 22; Bingomania! Fundraiser – Real Housewives; doors at 6, game begins at 7pm; Annex Club, Woodward Ave, New Haven; The CT Gay Men’s Chorus hosts a themed monthly bingo event. Cash prizes range from $100 to $200 per game with several new specials paying out up to $400! All audience members are invited to come in costume to vie for special prizes. Cocktails, wine and beer, as well as food and other beverages, are always available; FMI: www.ctgmc.org or 1-800-644-CGMC
June 23; Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus Spring Concert; 3pm; Boulton YMCA Center, Bay Shore, NY; $20; Take a trip through time as the men of the LIGMC go back to the 1930s and sing their way to the present! The two-act show will feature classic standards, oldies and contemporary pop tunes, all performed with the LIGMC’s humor and flair; FMI: www.ligmc.org
July 11; West Hartford CABO Business Breakfast Networking; 8-9:30am; Pond House in Elizabeth Park; The Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities (CABO) LGBT Chamber of Commerce – learn more about CABO and network with other members in the area. Each member has 30-60 seconds at the beginning of each meeting to tell us who you are, what you do and how CABO can be a resource; Cost: RSVP $15 for members $20 at the door, RSVP $25 for guests $30 at the door, RSVP and pay online at www.TheCABO.org; FMI: email@example.com
July 18; LGBT Night OUT at the Playhouse – Loot; 6:30-10pm; Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT; Geared specifically for the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community and allies, enjoy mingling with friends, meeting up with colleagues and family, or chatting with someone new. The LGBT Night OUT subscription series boasts a fabulous pre-show cocktail party – complete with light eats and festive drinks – followed by a remarkable Playhouse performance; FMI: www.thecabo.org
July 24; Speed Networking with the Triangle Community Center; 6-8pm; The Triangle Community Center, 16 River St, Norwalk, CT; lf you have ever been to a networking event and felt you weren’t able to talk to everyone you wanted, then this is the right event for you. In a structured environment we will be putting together groups of individuals and facilitating networking discussions to help you and your business. $15 for members of CABO & TCC, $20 for guests; FMI: www.thecabo.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
August 1; West Hartford CABO Business Breakfast Networking; 8-9:30am; Pond House in Elizabeth Park; The Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities (CABO) LGBT Chamber of Commerce – learn more about CABO and network with other members in the area. Each member has 30-60 seconds at the beginning of each meeting to tell us who you are, what you do and how CABO can be a resource; Cost: RSVP $15 for members $20 at the door, RSVP $25 for guests $30 at the door, RSVP and pay online at www.TheCABO.org; FMI: email@example.com
August 22; LGBT Night OUT; 6-8pm; Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT; World premiere of Oblivion by Carly Mensch, directed by Mark Brokaw; FMI: www.westportplayhouse.org
September 5; West Hartford CABO Business Breakfast Networking; 8-9:30am; Pond House in Elizabeth Park; The Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities (CABO) LGBT Chamber of Commerce – learn more about CABO and network with other members in the area. Each member has 30-60 seconds at the beginning of each meeting to tell us who you are, what you do and how CABO can be a resource; Cost: RSVP $15 for members $20 at the door, RSVP $25 for guests $30 at the door, RSVP and pay online at www.TheCABO.org; FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 25; Speed Networking with the Triangle Community Center; 6-8pm; The Triangle Community Center, 16 River St, Norwalk, CT; lf you have ever been to a networking event and felt you weren’t able to talk to everyone you wanted, then this is the right event for you. In a structured environment we will be putting together groups of individuals and facilitating networking discussions to help you and your business. $15 for members of CABO & TCC, $20 for guests; FMI: www.thecabo.org or email@example.com
(Ongoing) Southern New England Softball League Conn’s Gay Softball League; Registration coming soon. Gay friendly softball league located throughout Connecticut. All levels of experience welcome to join a 12 week season. There is a social following every game; Email Sam:firstname.lastname@example.org www.snefl-softball.org
(Ongoing; Hartford) The Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus is seeking experienced singers; The CGMC, more a musical rep company than a typical chorus, produces musical comedy shows that are fully staged and costumed. Productions are held in December and April/May on Connecticut’s premiere stages, including the Shubert in New Haven and the Bushnell in Hartford. Please prepare one vocal piece that showcases your talent; pianist will be provided; FMI: call 1-800-644-2462 or email email@example.com. Visit our website at www.ctgmc.org.
(Ongoing) Living Soulfully: A Monthly Men’s Gathering; Meets on 4th Wednesday of every month;7:30-9pm at the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective; FMI: HGLHC at 860-2787-4163.
(Ongoing) Rainbow Room is open every Sunday; 3-6pm; 1841 Broad St, Hartford; Rainbow Room is an affirming and safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning teens and young adults 13 to 21. Rainbow Room is a drop-in center located in an intimate, informal space with room for a variety of activities.
(Ongoing) Latin Night; Club Chez; every first and third Saturday; 458 Wethersfield Ave; Hartford, CT; FMI: www.clubchez.com
(Ongoing) Karaoke Nights; Wednesdays at Club Chez; $4 Bacardi Drink Specials all night; No cover; FMI: www.clubchez.com
(Ongoing) Ladies’ Night; Tisane; 537 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT; every first Sunday
(Ongoing) Club Lucy; The Chez Est; every second Saturday; 458 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford, CT; FMI: www.chezest.com
(Ongoing) GAZE; Real Art Ways, Hartford; every first Friday 5:30-8:30pm; Formerly known as the Hartford H4 Socials, this gay men’s social has been renamed GAZE. Free hors d’oeuvres, cash bar; FMI: www.realartways.org/gaze.html
(Ongoing) Center Church Summer Worship; The First Church of Christ in Hartford; Sundays; 60 Gold St, Hartford; On Sundays, June 17 and 24, Worship will be held in the Meeting House at 10:00am. Beginning July 1, and continuing through Labor Day, Worship will be held in the Church House’s air-conditioned Second-Floor Parlor at 10:00am; FMI: www.centerchurchhartford.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 14; Glen Retief Book Reading; 7:30-8:30pm; Brattleboro Cheese Shop & Cafe; Green Mountain Crossroads presents Glen Retief, the award winning author of ‘The Jack Bank – A Memoir of a South African Childhood’. The Jack Bank won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir and was selected as an Africa Book Club Book of the Year. He teaches creative nonfiction writing in one of North America’s leading undergraduate creative writing programs, at Susquehanna University, where he won a University Teaching Award for his instruction.
June 15; The Shondes, Belligerence, and Up Up We Go; 8-11pm; Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St, Brattleboro; Pre-Show potpuck from 6:30-8pm, bring eats to share. Dance party to follow, 11 til you drop with beats by DJ S Witch; All ages; Sliding scale $5-12; FMI: email@example.com
June 22; June Pride Dance; 9pm-1am; American Legion, 32 Linden St, Brattleboro; DJ Reenie. Open to LGBTQ and allies; FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 22; CineSLAM LGBT Film Festival of Shorts; 6:30-8:30pm; Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St, Brattleboro; FMI: www.cineslam.com
June 26; Trans and Queer Potluck; 6-8pm; 15 Grove St, Brattleboro; Join us in comfy surroundings for good fun and conversation.
July 13; Gay Men’s Second Saturday Social; 6-8:30pm; Backside Cafe, Brattleboro; Great turnouts, with lots of socializing. Free munchies, cash bar, limited bar menu available.
July 31; Trans and Queer Potluck; 6-8pm; 15 Grove St, Brattleboro; Join us in comfy surroundings for good fun and conversation.
August 8-10; Vermont Bear Film Festival; FMI: www.vtbearfilm.com
September 15; Pride Vermont; FMI: www.pridevt.org
(Ongoing) Core Group; Wednesdays; 6pm; Menspace, 15 Grove St, Brattleboro; Help guide the Men’s Program. New members always welcome; FMI: 802-254-2400
(Ongoing) Gay Night at Alici’s Bistro; Wednesdays; 4pm – 1am, Harris Place, Brattleboro; Gay and lesbian night at Alici’s Bistro, every Wednesday. GLBT Community Event.
(Ongoing) This Show is So Gay Radio; Gay hosts. Gay guests. Gay topics. Gay music. Rinse and repeat. Tune in to “This Show is So Gay;” the hit Vermont rainbow radio experience and see what all the talk is about; FMI: www.ThisShowIsSoGay.com
(Ongoing) AIDS Project of Southern Vermont; provides direct services to those whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS, to offer education about HIV/AIDS to help prevent its spread, and to promote understanding within the communities served. Many activities and events; Please visit www.aidsprojectsouthernvermont.org.
(Ongoing) GLBT AA Meeting “Live and Let Live”; Every Thursday at 8pm; St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Brattleboro
June 14; Capital Gay Men’s Group; 7:30pm; Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord; CGM’s Annual Auction Fundraiser — Do you have a good book you’re done reading? Perhaps an extra tea set? Maybe your own original piece of art? Bring it with you for the auction! Even if you don’t have something to bring, you can use the “dead presidents” in your wallet to score some cool stuff! All funds raised will go toward making sure CGM is there for us every week. Questions? Just ask a Board member!
June 15; Granite State Gay Men’s Pride Dinner Dance; 7pm-1am; Eagle Square, Concord; The gay men’s pride party of the summer in the Granite State. 250 tickets for sale, full cash bar, buffet, drag show, and more; FMI: email@example.com
June 17; Keene LGBTQ Drop-In Discussion Group; 7-8pm; Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, Library, 69 Washington St, Keene; This monthly group is a safe supportive place to join others in open discussions on all kinds of topics.
June 17; Seacoast Gay Men’s Group; 7-9pm; Unitarian Universalist Church, 292 State St, Portsmouth; Movie night: Naked Boys Singing
June 18; Manchester Outright; 7-9pm; Manchester Unitarian Universalist Church, 669 Union Street, Manchester; MO is a strictly confidential social/support group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Allies, and Intersex (GLBTQQAI) youth ages 21 and under. Our mission is to provide support to and enhance the positive development of those youth in the Greater Manchester area.
June 25; Manchester Outright; 7-9pm; Manchester Unitarian Universalist Church, 669 Union Street, Manchester; MO is a strictly confidential social/support group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Allies, and Intersex (GLBTQQAI) youth ages 21 and under. Our mission is to provide support to and enhance the positive development of those youth in the Greater Manchester area.
(Ongoing) Concord PFLAG chapter meeting; 3rd Sunday of each month; 3-5pm; Conference room on the first floor at the Payson Cancer Center at Concord Hospital; FMI: 603-529-2863.
(Ongoing) Plymouth PFLAG chapter meeting; 2nd Tuesday of each month; 7-9pm; Whole Village Resource Center on Highland Street, Plymouth; FMI: 603-536-3823.
(Ongoing) Keene PFLAG chapter meeting; 1st Tuesday of each month; 7-9pm; St. James Church; 44 West Street, Keene; FMI: 603-352-6854
(Ongoing) Capital Gay Men’s Group Bowling; 3rd Monday of each month; 6pm dinner at the alley, bowling at 7; Spare Time Manchester, 216 Maple St; $10 for 3 games and shoes.
(Ongoing) Common Ground Book Club; 2nd Tuesday of each month; 7pm; Common Ground is a group of folks who gather monthly in Pembroke to discuss the month’s selection. Although Common Ground is a subgroup of Capital Gay Men, we welcome anyone who wishes to participate (no discrimination based on gender or orientation; we ask only that you be 18 years of age or older); FMI: www.cgminc.org/bookclub