The One,,the only, THE Original,Queeraoke©! Named Boston's BEST karaoke night, Boston's BEST LGBTQ night 2019! THIS is where Queer happens!
Listed by Buzzfeed as THE ONE CAN'T MISS Queer event in Boston AND Named "Best of Boston" Lesbian night, Queer night and "Best of Boston" karaoke many times over, including **our most recent wins for 'Best Lesbian Scene 2014 by Improper Bostonian, Best LGBT night 2014 by Dig Boston and Best Lesbian Club 2013 by Boston Magazine and Best Lesbian/Gay Hangout in JP 2013 (JP Gazette) AND 'Best Karaoke 2012' by Boston Phoenix & DIG Boston. No attitude, no pretension & ALWAYS welcoming!!! Join us as we break into song with a supa dupa karaoke collection and our own DJ Summer's Eve & DJ Moxie spin ferocious dance sets that include everything from Sissy & New Orleans Bounce, DanceHall, EDM, Trap, Jukebox, Alternative, 80s Classics, Hip Hop, House, Underground to the current top 40 buzz. This staple Boston ladies' night welcomes queer, trans, friendlies, and area hipsters. We also partner with local LBTQIA organizations for outreach, fundraising and awareness surrounding issues that impact, support and promote LGBTQIA adults and youth! Queeraoke: drink. sing. dance. repeat.
If you've been to any of the recent marches, vigils or resistance gatherings, you can get your fine self tested for free. Yes, other testing has also been free, but that testing had more strict requirements for access.
boston.gov Please note: Testing is free regardless of insurance or immigration status, and will not affect "public charge" rule determinations. All sites require you to call ahead for pre-screening and to schedule an appointment. Hours vary between sites. Please call ahead. Many of these sites have capacity fo...
And a giant thank you and respect to Aimee Stephen's, and all our trans warriors, for continuing to fight in the face of injustice, hatred, and even death.
'Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced'
cnn.com Federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Important right now...
The Supreme Court considered cases involving three individuals who say they were fired for their jobs for either being gay or transgender.
Sunday, June 14th, 2020 Black Trans Liberation Rally + Silent March. 📸 one via Twitter/@ JuileAnnPie 📸 two & three via Instagram/ @fira22 #blacktransliberation #blacktranslivesmatter
#transblacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatter #stopkillimgblackpeople #NooneFreeUnlessAllFree
whdh.com BOSTON (WHDH) - Thousands of protesters marched through Boston on Saturday to demand justice for George Floyd, whose death in police custody sparked a movement,...
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🏳️🌈 Trans people have and always will exist. 🏳️🌈
Images from Liberal Jane Illustration
This is all of ours to solve... vote, protest, resist..
Donald Trump's administration has rolled back nondiscrimination healthcare protections for women and transgender people by reversing a rule that would prevent healthcare workers and insurance companies that receive federal funds from refusing to provide services like abortion or gender-affirming ...
clickorlando.com On the eve of the fourth year since the attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, community members, and churches around the world will honor the lives lost virtually this year.
secretnyc.co June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, and this year its timing aligns with another vital moment in U.S. history. The start of Pride Month has a special significance in 2020, as it coincides with the ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic raci...
poz.com Tune in to AIDS United’s new webinar series “Relief, Recovery and Resilience.”
In continued celebration of young Black LGBTQ+ excellence, meet Tyler (he/she). A 23 year old poet originally from Somerville, MA who got their start writing for Books of Hope.
"Writing is therapeutic, and it was my salvation during my youth, where it all started in a small program called Books Of Hope in a small town called Somerville. Writing for me is a way to express the things that are happening in our world. Like Nina 'Simone said 'it is the artist’s job to reflect the times and their work'. It is also a way that I can advocate for myself as well as uplift people who are like me and going through difficult times. With that said, I find my inspiration from daily life, from the emotions and tribulations that my loved ones and I go through as well as the beauty that mother earth gives, and most importantly, the inspiration of life itself. So I focus my writing on motivation, self-identity, civil rights, global awareness, spirituality, queerness, my blackness, feminism, Mother Nature, my heritage, my experiences, my poetry is me, and I am my poetry. Overall, poetry is a therapy for me; it’s healing, and it’s power."
For more on what Tyler's up to and how he stays inspired, check out his instagram: tyler8roze ❤️🌈✨
The Network/La Red
As we prepare for Saturday's action, we're also preparing for this Friday’s Coffee with TNLR! We will be talking about domestic violence and the connection to oppression (racism, classism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, etc!)
RSVP by emailing awareness (at) tnlr (dot) org
Mientras nos preparamos para la vigilia del Sabado, ¡también nos preparamos para Cafecito con TNLR este Viernes! Estaremos hablando sobre la violencia doméstica y su conexión con la opresión (racismo, clasismo, homofobia, bifobia, transfobia, etc.)
Confirme su asistencia mandano un correo electrónico a awareness (arroba) tnlr (punto) org
A heads-up for our friends and neighbors:
We've cancelled our Rolling Pride Parade originally scheduled for this Saturday in order to focus our energies on two important demonstrations.
Our mission is to build communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive. Without racial justice, this isn't possible. So we're showing up this weekend alongside so many of our neighbors to advance that cause, knowing that gains for some of us are gains for all of us.
We'll link to these events in the comments, and we hope you'll join us at one of them. If you're able to join us in Framingham, we'll gather at 1 Library Street beginning at 4 p.m. and will walk to the protest together at 4:25. Feel free to join us if you'd like.
Our joy as a community isn't limited to the month of June. There will be other moments for celebration. For now, let's honor the spirit of Stonewall and the legacy of Pride by coming together to decry oppression, injustice, and brutality.
huffpost.com Rosemary Ketchum "has shattered a lavender ceiling," the LGBTQ Victory Fund said Tuesday night.
Join "Supergirl" Nicole Maines, actress and Aranu'tiq alum, for an interactive Q&A to benefit our trans & non-binary campers! Thurs, June 18, 8-9pm ET. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit camp. (Note: Nicole will be speaking to 2020 enrolled campers in a separate closed session-info coming to camper families soon.) Click here for event registration, and feel free to spread the word:
pride.com Leigh, who plays openly lesbian character Alex Danvers, talks about her own journey with her sexuality.
npr.org This week at the protests in Washington, D.C., thousands of voices joined spontaneously in singing the Bill Withers classic "Lean on Me," led by local musician Kenny Sway.
vice.com “We have two different worlds. We’re fed up with the murders. We’re fed up with law enforcement just brutally killing us.”
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Justice for #TonyMcDade. Justice for #NinaPop. Justice for #IyannaDior. We must protect our black queer and trans siblings and seek justice for violence against them.
As there are a number of online and Boston, in-person #blm and justice related events planned for today & tonight, we will not hold Queeraoke so those of us who are able can promote, attend and support the fight to end systematic racism and violence against black and brown people, These events are one way participate and we will continue to share resources and opportunities to support black and brown folks within and outside of the queer community.
Events today include:a silent vigil for black lives at Adam's Park in Roslindale at 5:30 p.m. and a monthly vigil in support of Black Lives Matter at the same time in Jamaica Plain.
There is also a Kit Lit Rally for Black Lives on The Brown Bookshelf page at 7 p.m. EDT. This includes two separate 45-minute conversations, one for young people and a second for parents, educators, and librarians.
Please feel free to share more events, resources.
thetrevorproject.org By: Tia Dole, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Operations Officer, The Trevor Project Over the last several days, The Trevor Project has been supporting Black LGBTQ youth […]
There are a number of organizations to support black and brown folks... This one is more specific and a way to support some of our queer, black elders who helped pave the way for us all.
them.us The 76-year-old musician and his wife have been rendered “essentially homeless” due to COVID-19-related cancellations.
Resistance comes in all forms..
It's important to recognize that not every Black person is marching right now. Many of us are just trying to live our lives and get food on the table tonight, and that's just as valid as being on the frontlines.
friendlyneighborhoodstreetmedic.tumblr.com Info from your friendly neighborhood street medic. Distribute to whoever might need this...
The LGBTQ community doesn't exist within a vaccum. We are a cross section of identities and we are proud to sign on with HRC and 75 other organizations to stand against racism.
While we will continue highlight the Black Lives Matter Movement, we want to remind folks we have social support spaces for youth who may especially need a group to virtually be with right now.
From 5PM-6PM join us for Boys Lounge. Boys Lounge is a social support space for cis men, trans men, and masculine-aligned people ages 25 and under who have sex with men. Tonight, we're talking about navigating and dismantling harmful gender roles in relationships.
After Boys Lounge, we're hosting our Disabilities Meeting. It's our newest social support space for LGBTQ+ youth who are challenged by physical disabilities, mental disabilities, or neurodivergence. All LGBTQ+ youth who have any sort of condition which significantly effects their day-to-day life or ability to enjoy life who are ages 25 and under are welcome to join.
If you're interested in either meeting, and are new to BAGLY, please register here http://ow.ly/Wbz550zX4wd and a staff member will be in touch shortly.
As we begin PRIDE month at this time in her/his/their/ourstory, we recognize those who fought so hard for our rights and those of us who continue that fight for equal rights for ALL of us!
them.us Too often, we ignore the historical record and stated words of those present at the riots in favor of myths. Why do they persist, and how can we complicate our understanding of a pivotal event in LGBTQ+ history?
Just some of many resources..
docs.google.com This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
.. 'I wish I was surprised. Yet as a bespectacled Black gay nerd who grew up in a poor, largely minority neighborhood in Houston, I remember my mother and I having The Talk. It’s the lesson that every black parent tries hard to instil in their kids to keep them safe from the police: be respectful, say “yes sir” and “no sir”, and be sure not to make any sudden movements.'
As a bespectacled Black gay nerd who grew up in a poor, largely minority neighborhood in Houston, none of this is a surprise to me
THIS is why we do things like only share Zoom links with those that sign up for our events, request that attendees don't share the links when received, and don't let anyone in the 'room' we don't know to have signed up,.
It wont stop every attack and know that we will continue to take every precaution to safeguard our events so we can celebrate and connect with one another!
pinknews.co.uk Alt-right 4chan users are plotting to hijack LGBT+ Pride month by clogging social media with poisonous homophobia and boycotting supportive brands.
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“A reminder to any queer person not understanding riots and looting.
The stonewall uprising was 5 days of rioting, looting, and VIOLENT protests against the police.
These RIOTS, led by Black & brown trans & queer folx were the catalyst for the reason we have LGBTQ rights today”
refinery29.com Allyship has become the center of discussion in the wake of the recently reported deaths of those like Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. R29Unbothered reached out to activist and community organizer Leslie Mac, whose work is rooted in helping white people become better allies.
We must NOT be silent..
longreads.com In 1968, essayist, novelist and activist James Baldwin spoke with Esquire about racism in America, Dr. Martin Luther King, poverty and police brutality. In our current era of high profile police vi…
Tomorrow Diesel turns 21 (5/29) and it’s finally time to roll up that garage door and serve Somerville!! We are planning a quiet re-opening for tomorrow.
We built a snazzy walk-up window for contactless pick-ups. For now, all orders must be done ONLINE. We will be serving a LIMITED menu with very LIMITED HOURS (8am-2pm daily). After we regain our sea legs, we will expand our service, hours and menu.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN!
Our story began in 2005 when we were one of the only weekly lesbian focused karaoke and dance parties in town and evolved into a full on, super QUEER dance and karaoke party today in a bursting queer Boston nightlife scene!
Listed by Buzzfeed as THE ONE CAN'T MISS Queer event in Boston AND Named "Best of Boston" Lesbian night, Queer night and "Best of Boston" karaoke many times over, including our most recent wins for 'Best Lesbian Scene by Improper Bostonian, Best LGBT night by Dig Boston and Best Lesbian Club by Boston Magazine and Best Lesbian/Gay Hangout in JP (JP Gazette) AND 'Best Karaoke’ by Boston Phoenix & DIG Boston. No attitude, no pretension & ALWAYS welcoming!!! We thrive at being a dive & you’ll find every color, shape, size, orientation, and love in the room! Join us as every Thursday we break into song with a supa dupa karaoke collection and our own DJ Summer's Eve & DJ Moxie spin ferocious dance sets that include everything from Sissy & New Orleans Bounce, DanceHall, EDM, Trap, Jukebox, Reggaeton, Alternative, 80s Classics, Hip Hop, House, Underground to the current top 40 buzz.
This staple Boston queer night welcomes and supports all queer, trans, friendlies, and area hipsters. We also partner with local LBTQIA organizations for outreach, fundraising and awareness surrounding issues that impact, support and promote LGBTQIA adults and youth!
Queeraoke: drink. sing. dance. repeat. Queeraoke promotes safe spaces & in this space consent is key!
#Queeraoke #QueeraokeJP #queerbostonnightlife
We are a ZERO tolerance night, meaning we do not tolerate ANY harassment or any discrimination towards any customer or staff. If you cannot follow that rule, you will be asked to leave immediately.
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