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BOSTON/NORTH SHORE/SOUTH SHORE/CENTRAL MASS 

April 17; LGBT Seniors! The Arlington Council on Aging invites you to lunch! Menu: Chicken Orzo Salad with Greens. Bring your friends and socialize! Cost: $2.00; 12-1 pm; Arlington Council on Aging, 27 Maple Street, Arlington, MA 02476; FMI: susie.max@verizon.net or 7813163400

April 23; Slam Up Tour is an innovative mix of comedy and poetry through music and spoken word featuring Cali Bulmash and Emily Lowinger. 191 Highland Ave, Suite 1-A Somerville, MAThey’ll rap, sing, spit (poetry), & grab you by the heartstrings with their tales of the many shades of love–requited, unrequited, gay, straight, queer, or, well, just “creative”; FMI: theslamuptour@gmail.com or (617) 718-2191

April 24; The Network/La Red will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a rockin’ gala fundraiser at The Center for the Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA — 191 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA; 6:30-10:30pm. The event will feature performances by local artists and the fabulous RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Star, Jujubee! Our online auction (open until April 21st) will go live at the event with tons of great prizes. Join us and hundreds of community members to celebrate survival, enjoy performances, and dance the night away. FMI: grassrootsfund@tnlr.org

May 3; The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) in partnership with the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, will host “Joining Forces to RESIST Gentrification;” 5-8pm; at the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts; 88 Warren Street in Dudley Square. This event will feature a screening of the documentary Flag Wars and presentations from local organizations on the impact of gentrification in Boston and what community members can do to preserve the culture of their communities. The event is free and open to the public. FMI: hbgc-boston.org or contacting Jordan Holmes at jholmes@hbgc-boston.org.

May 13; OUT to Dance at the Wedding Workshop; 7:30 – 9:00 pm; Private Studio, Roslindale, MA; This workshop will give you the skills and confidence to dance your first dance at your wedding with grace and simplicity. You’ll learn creative slow dancing/schmooze foxtrot, (an improvisational ballroom dance,) enough to allow you to look and feel natural and spontaneous, and you’ll learn the secrets of leading and following smoothly. This workshop will give you some valuable experience dancing in the room with other people, just like on your wedding day! Absolutely no dance experience necessary. FMI: www.OUTtoDance.com

May 29; Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone invites everyone to join the Somerville High School Gay-Straight Alliance in raising the Pride flag at City Hall in honor of Pride Month; 2:45 pm-3:30 pm; 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143; FMI: 617-625-6600 x2400 or lgbtissues@somervillema.gov.

June 6-16; Boston Pride Week; A list of the week’s events can be found here: www.bostonpride.org/prideweek/

June 14; Boston Pride Youth Dance 2014, A NIGHT IN PARADISE! 6-10pm; With Alex Newell and Joslyn Fox! Meet Alex Newell Between 6:30-7:30pm; Watch Joslyn Fox perform at 8pm and meet her after for pictures; Youth Performances by Crystal Foxx & Britney Spear Impersonator; Pre sale Tickets Only: $10, At the Door: $15; Right after the Boston Pride Festival, come join us for Boston Pride’s Under 23 Dance Party; Dance, Mingle and Celebrate. FMI: youthdance@bostonpride.org or via Facebook at http://tiny.cc/gwkhex

June 20-29; World Pride; Toronto, Ontario – Canada; FMI: worldpridetoronto.com

June 21; North Shore Pride; FMI: northshorepride.org/

September 6; Worcester Pride; FMI: www.worcesterpride.org/

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(Ongoing: Wellesley Hills, MA) WAGLY Weekly Meeting for GLBTQ Youth; meets every non-holiday Monday; 12/2; 12/9; 12/16; 12/23; 12/30; West Suburban Alliance of GLBTQ Youth weekly meeting; 6:45-8:30pm; The Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington St, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481; WAGLY meets every non-holiday Monday to provide support for GLBTQ high school youth in the MetroWest Boston area.  We provide educational programs through peer leadership and adult guidance in order to support the social and emotional well-being of GLBTQ youth; FMI: info@WAGLY.org or visit out website at www.WAGLY.org.

(Ongoing: Wellesley Hills, MA) Umbrella; meets every third Thursday, specifically for transgender and gender non-conforming youth; 11/21; 12/19; 6:45-8:30pm; Rice House at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington St, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481; Umbrella is open to transgender and gender-nonconforming high-school aged youth and is staffed by trained trans* facilitators. Its focus includes social and educational programming organized by the facilitators and Umbrella peer leaders. FMI: info@WAGLY.org or visit out website at www.WAGLY.org.

(Ongoing) “LGBT Supper Club;” by the Fairhaven Council on Aging; Fairhaven Council on Aging; 229 Huttleston Ave, Fairhaven, MA; 4th Wednesday of each month; 5-7pm, Next on Sept. 25; suggested donation $3; FMI or rsvp to 508-979-4029

(Ongoing) November 22; Fourth Friday @ Milky Way - Guest DJ HENNAH “90s on the Hour”; 9 pm- 1 am; Milky Way at The Brewery 284 Amory Street Jamaica Plain MA 02130; MBTA stop: Orange Line to Stony Brook Station; Cost; $7 cover; Age restriction : 21+; FMI: 617.524.6060; www.dykenight.com

(Ongoing) Cafe Emmanuel: “The Original LGBT Meal Site!” Thursdays; 11am-1pm; Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston. FMI: cafeemmanuel@ethocare.org  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: outtobrunch@gmail.com 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 lgbtseniors@sselder.org.

(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: lgbtcafe@eldercare.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 www.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: northcentralgaymen@gmail.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 40andforward@fenwayhealth.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: gloriatower@hotmail.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, blinscott@lgbtagingproject.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 wlen@eswa.org

(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 center identified 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) BAGLY; 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

 

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

May 3; NoHo Pride Parade and Pride Event; 3 County Fairgrounds, Northampton, Mass; Noon-5pm;  Free admission and parking; FMI: info@nohopride.org or 413-455-9151

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(Ongoing) The East Coast FTM Group; meets in Northampton, every second Sunday of the month;3pm-6pm; Topic discussions, peer support; FMI: betpower@yahoo.com, (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) Pioneer Valley TransParents, a support group for parents of transgender, gender non-conforming or questioning, children, teenagers, and adults; 1st Monday of each month in Holyoke; FMI: PVTransParents1@gmail.com

(Ongoing) Basketball League; Thursday nights; 6-8pm; Springfield; This is a pick up league for both men and women of all levels; FMI: mmarcinkewich@yahoo.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: gottivons@aol.com

(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 jdc.39@verizon.net

(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: justin.adkins@williams.edu

(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: bobmccarroll@juno.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 jcmalinski48@gmail.com

(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: pvtransparents1@gmail.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: info@aidsfoundationwm.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: info@fchcc.org 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

April 25 – 26; Sage Inn & Lounge; 336 Commercial St., Provincetown; 8:30pm; Join The Beekman Boys for an entire weekend devoted to fine food and enjoy line dancing, lectures, book signing, cocktail demonstrations, limited seating 4-course dinner and much more! For a complete schedule go to http://sageinnptown.com/data/uploads/beekman_april.pdf; FMI: reservations@sageinnptown.com or (508) 487-6424

August 16-22; P-Town Carnival 2014: Comic Book Capers; FMI: http://ptown.org/carnival/

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(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

April 24; AIDS Project Rhode Island’s Dining Out for Life®! The event takes place at participating restaurants throughout Rhode Island and Southern MA. A list of participating restaurants can be found here. Dining Out for Life® is a fun and exciting event where participating restaurants donate a portion of their sales for the day/night to AIDS Project Rhode Island. All you need to do is go out to eat at one of these restaurants on April 24th. This is an international event that AIDS Project Rhode Island has been proud to be a part of for ten years! The purpose of the event is to spread the word about HIV/AIDS throughout the state and to raise funds to support our clients who are living with HIV/AIDS as well as education and prevention efforts and HIV testing. FMI or for a list of participating restaurants can be found here.

June 21; Rhode Island Pride – PrideFest; FMI: www.prideri.com

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(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: pflagprovidence@verizon.net

(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: jaye@youthprideri.org

(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: jewcy15@gmail.com

 

CONNECTICUT and NEW YORK 

June 5-24; Capital Pride; FMI: capitalpridecenter.org/capital-pride/

June 24-29; NYC Pride; FMI: www.nycpride.org/

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(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: snesoftball@yahoo.com or 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 info@ctgmc.org. 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 info@centerchurchhartford.org

 

VERMONT

September 7-14; Pride Vermont; Burlington, Vt.; FMI: pridevt.wordpress.com/

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(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

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

January 28; The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus’ extra Open Auditions for its Spring 2014 concert series, “It’s Showtime! Music from Stage & Screen.” The auditions will be held at 6:30 pm at Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, in the Manning House. All gay and gay-friendly men, age 18 years or older, who like to sing and want to make new friends, are invited to join the chorus. Regular rehearsal to follow at 7:00 pm. This not-for-profit, talented musical group, founded in 1998, is celebrating 16 years of bringing beautiful music to the people of New Hampshire, with regular concerts and special outreach performances in Manchester, Concord, Portsmouth, Nashua, Keene, and other parts of the state. FMI: www.nhgmc.com and the chorus’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/nhgmc.

ONGOING —————————————————————

(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

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