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A diverse group of people identifying as LGBTQA, white, pan-Asian and Latino stood together to block rush-hour traffic on Interstate 93 north and south of Boston Thursday, Jan. 15. Their stance? Solidarity with the protestors in Ferguson, Mo. and all those committed to […]
Though she says she has never been discriminated against of harassed on account of who she is, 30 years in sales have taught Dina Creiger how to be nice to people and how to deal with people who are not. Recently, […]
Welcome to Boston Spirit’s list of the 25 most Powerful Players in the New England LGBT community. How did we choose them? Some names were no brainers—Mary Bonauto, Maura Healey, David Cicilline, Stan Rosenberg. And then there were others, like, […]
By NOTE: this story is adapted from a story written by Scott Kearnan about Toys for Joys’ 5th anniversary a year ago and ran in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of Boston Spirit magazine. This year Toys for Joys is on Saturday, […]
Event marks five years of the organization working to empower Black and Latin@ LGBTQ communities in Greater Boston BOSTON, October 22, 2014 — The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) will host its annual gala and soiree on Saturday, November 15, […]
This Saturday, October 11th, is National Coming Out Day. Coming on the heels of a historic week in which marriage equality spread to more than 30 states, some have begun to ask ‘Do we still need National Coming Out Day?’ […]
On October 13, Ribaudo will marry his longtime partner Joe Posa. They’ll celebrate their reception, which after certain hours will be open to the whole community, at Club Café. That’s because their wedding coincides with a second reason to celebrate. October marks the 30th anniversary of Club Café, which has become iconic in New England’s gay scene. For one generation, it has been a community center: a comfortable second home filled with old friends. For another, it’s a party palace: where stepping inside, grabbing your first drink, and scoring your first date has become a veritable rite of passage. And Club Café shows no sign of slowing down.
Maine is the most recent state to allow gay marriage, and the first in the nation to have the law approved by a majority of voters at the polls. Following the passage of the gay marriage law, many in the state have wondered: “What’s next?” After all, marriage is the default panacea of gay rights, and Maine ranks in the top ten states in the nation for gay-friendly laws. Another distinction? Maine has the oldest population in the U.S. with more than 300,000 elders age 60 and over. It is estimated that 15,000 of them are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. For many, the reality of old age comes, hits when one is faced with the reality of what it means to be senior.