Category Archives: Gay Boston

Gays March in Boston’s St Patricks Parade

St Patricks Parade Gays

Two gay groups participated, ending a two-decade ban

LGBT rights group Boston Pride and OutVets, an organization for gay veterans, joined in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year, as did Mayor Marty Walsh, who opted out last year because it didn’t allow gay groups. No Boston mayor had participated in the parade since 1995, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Allied War Veterans Council’s ban on participants who identified as gay.

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Ru Pauls Drag Race Tour

 

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 IT’S ABOUT TO GET REAL BITCHES!

RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of The SeasonsCondragulations” Tour in a city near YOU, featuring a night of show-stopping performances by the world’s most talented drag performers, including winners and fan favorites from Logo TV’s hit series “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

Over 40 cities in the US, Canada and Europe. The largest drag tour in history!

Adore Delano, Alaska 5000, Ben Dela Crème, Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, Darienne Lake, Detox, Ivy Winters, Jiggly Caliente, Jinkx Monsoon, Manila Luzon, Pandora Boxx, Phi Phi O’Hara, Raja and Sharon Needles. Plus Special Guest Cary NoKey and host Michelle Visage. (Lineup varies by city and is subject to change.)

February 1-April 13, 2015.  CHECK  CITIES  AND TICKETS!

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Boston Sip the Rainbow May 17 ….The Bear Sessions

On
Friday, May 17th, 2013, the
Boston Center for Adult Education
(BCAE)
will host
“Sip the Rainbow,” the second annual cocktail reception to mark the opening of its new exhibition
The Bear Sessions: Portraiture, a series of photographs being showcased at the BCAE during its May/June 2013 term.  MORE INFO  at   BCAE


GOING DOWN IN LA LA LAND with Casper Andreas and Matthew Ludwinski

 The MUST-SEE LGBT
Film in 2011  is 
GOING DOWN IN LA LA LAND


Director Casper Andreas makes a departure from his previous films with “Going Down in La La Land”. It’s an adaptation of Andy Zeffer’s “slightly autobiographical” novel. Andreas is best known for his comedies “Slutty Summer” and “A Four Letter Word.”

A true New Yorker he captures the spirit of that city. He makes entertaining films that just so happen to be gay. They explore love and relationships with hilarious dialogue and a sense of whimsy and delight without leaning on typical gay tropes like gratuitous nudity and bad acting.


Not only is “Going Down in La La Land” set in Los Angeles but it also veers a little darker than Andreas’ earlier films. Adam (Matthew Ludwinski) is the epitome of “fresh meat.” He moves to LA with no job, headshot or clue. His best friend Candy (Allison Lane) is an aspiring actress who is a little long in the tooth but not lacking in enthusiasm. Unable to keep a job, he is lured into the world of porn by a sweet-talking photographer (Casper Andreas). He soon begins escorting and quickly falls in love with a high profile sitcom star John (Michael Medico). Life get dark fast and quickly slips out of his control.






Despite the somewhat dark themes of escorting and crystal meth abuse, there are some funny and delightful moments of the film. Andreas manages to capture the spirit of living in Los Angeles and its stunning and eccentric inhabitants. There’s hope and pathos in people trying their damndest to make a name for themselves. Like the source material, the film doesn’t give you what you would expect and has surprising and even tender fairy tale moments. There are even a few bitchy soap operatic lines just for good measure.


Ludwinski is realistic as the attractive yet simple goober that is easily led into a world of porn, drugs and prostitution. Andreas shows his acting versatility with his realistic and eerie portrayal of a crystal meth addict. The star of the film is by far Allison Lane who steals every scene as the definitive deluded actress. She’s willing to do anything to pay her rent and to make it in Hollywood except get a job. Embrem Pictures regular Jesse Archer makes a departure from his fun and frisky Luke character to play Adam’s bitchy boss Matthew. However, sadly he is not around half as much as he needed. There are also hilarious cameos by Judy Tenuta, Perez Hilton, Bruce Villanch and Alec Mapa.





WATCH FOR IT IN THE COMING WEEKS –

May 7 The Boston LGBT Film Festival
(Andreas to attend)

May 12 
The Rainbow Film Festival in Honolulu
 OPENING NIGHT
 (Star Matthew Ludwinski
& co-star Alec Mapa to attend)

May 25-31
Mix Milano Film Festival, Italy.


June 2-4 QCinema, Fort Worth (Andreas to attend)


More dates announced soon!



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Gay Holiday Cheer – Santa in Speedos

Started in Boston in December 2000 by five intrepid men, the Santa Speedo Run has attracted thousands to run through the streets of Boston all while raising money for local charities, spreading holiday cheer and having a great time. It has also influenced others in many cities across North America to duplicate the event.

It was  a freezing  20 degrees this weekend  in Boston for the run.  And  a  balmy(?) 50 in San Franciscio. 


Atlanta and Albany joined in the fund-raising as well this year.