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By adamg - 11/18/23 - 1:26 pm

WBUR talks to Hillary Goodridge on the 20th anniversary of the release of the ruling in Goodridge vs. Department of Public Health, the Supreme Judicial Court decision that was the first to legalize same-sex marriage anywhere in the US.

Read the decision, which begins: Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/23 - 12:06 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the sale of the Pour House's liquor license to Dani’s Queer Bar, 909 Boylston St. in the Back Bay.
Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/23 - 9:47 am

Republicans in Congress this week stripped $850,000 that would help finish the conversion of a former Hyde Park middle school into an affordable apartment building aimed at LGBTQ seniors, but the work continues and the new building still expects to welcome its first residents early next year, one of the project's organizers said this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 9:23 am

City Councilor Kendra Lara (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) says she's fed up with what she considers the "homophobic and transphobic rhetoric" from Councilors Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown), Michael Flaherty (at large) and Erin Murphy (at large) in the days after first responders found a dead man in a Mary Ellen McCormack apartment. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/23 - 10:20 pm
Mizery and some evangelicals

Neal reports some fundies showed up at Revere Pride on Revere Beach today. Mizery, one of the drag performers there, went up and mingled with them for a bit. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/23 - 5:04 pm

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on the BPL's plans for the money left it by Howard Cooper, who died in 2022 in San Francisco but who grew up in Dorchester, went to BPS schools and was a regular visitor to the Copley Square central library as a teenager.

By adamg - 9/9/22 - 4:40 pm

Dr. Scott Hadland, chief of adolescent medicine at Mass. General, reports on a recent missive from a doctor in another state and asks for some advice: Read more.

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.

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.

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