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Events Calendar

Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Monthly Mini-Function!
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Monthly Mini-Function!

6:00-7:00: Welcoming Meeting

This is a great meeting if you’re new to BAGLY.  We give you an orientation to BAGLY and play “getting to know you” games.

7:00-9:00: Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Mini-Function!

Go Get ‘Em Wednesdays offers safe, supportive, non-exploitative and culturally competent space where members of Boston’s House and Ball Community extend social networks, build community and show off their ovah performance and runway skills. These events also go a long way towards reducing stigma and isolation and increasing access to support, resources, risk reduction materials and information.  Our girl Peppermint Patty takes videos of each function.  You can visit her youtube channel here

BAGLY’s House & Ball Community Manifesto

  • We abide by BAGLY’s “frees” and accept the consequences if we break them. BAGLY is free of sex, drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence pressure and harassment.
  • We recognize BAGLY’s mini-functions and balls as neutral space and leave violence at the door.
  • We settle our issues and work out our disputes on the runway – not with violence.
  • As a community, we stand up to conflict when it erupts and do what we can to mediate and de-escalate before it turns into violence.
  • We take the ballroom community for what it is and don’t try to make it something it’s not.
  • We see “shade” as part of the process, don’t take it personally and try to learn from it.
  • We recognize that ballroom community space is scarce and are committed to respecting what space we do have in order to keep the Boston scene moving forward.

Manifesto ratified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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BAGLY's 38th Anniversary Party!
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

BAGLY's 38th Anniversary Party!

BAGLY is celebrating 38 years of QUEER. YOUTH. MOVEMENT.

In honor of our anniversary, doors to our Wednesday night space will be open to friends, family, alumni, and community members to celebrate with us!

Reception will start at 7pm, with a few words from Grace Sterling Stowell. Cake and refreshments will be served. We will also be taking a group photo for our timeline so come prepared.

Mini Function will start immediately after the reception.

We will be displaying our group photo timeline throughout the night. Join us in looking back to see how much we’ve grown.






 






 





 

 

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OutSpoken: BAGLY’s Queer Youth Open Mic Night
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

OutSpoken: BAGLY’s Queer Youth Open Mic Night

6:00-7:00: Welcoming Meeting

This is a great meeting if you’re new to BAGLY.  We give you an orientation to BAGLY and play “getting to know you” games.

7:00-9:00: Outspoken OutSpoken: BAGLY’s Queer Youth Open Mic Night

Have something to say? BAGLY’s monthly open mic night runs every 2nd Wednesday of the month and features our amazingly talented membership onstage performing spoken word, short stories, original songs, monologues, and other performance pieces. All can share – just sign up at the beginning of the night… and remember the BAGLY frees and values when it comes to the content of your piece – plus two more:

  • No hate, no shade
  • No tops/no bottoms = no performance (aka: keep your clothes on)

Outspoken is open to all LGBTQ youth ages 22 and under!

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Family Dinner & Queer Activist College Class
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Family Dinner & Queer Activist College Class

6:00-7:00: Welcoming Meeting

This is a great meeting if you’re new to BAGLY.  We give you an orientation to BAGLY and play “getting to know you” games.

7:00-9:00: Family Dinner & Queer Activist College Class

Family Dinner

The third Wednesday of every month! Food is absolutely free for all guests and there is NO AGE LIMIT - everyone is invited. 

Queer Activist College

In 2004, BAGLY established the Queer Activist College (QuAC) program in order to support the development of new and emerging movement leadership among LGBTQ youth in Greater Boston.

QuAC offers amazing workshops on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at our Boston-based program space. Workshops focus on building the social, racial, economic, and environmental justice, sexual freedom (and lots more!) skills of LGBTQ youth – laying the foundation for BAGLY’s youth-led advocacy work.  All skills-based classes focus on essential advocacy, direct action, and organizing tools/skills and often feature panels and invited guests. Visit our calendar to view upcoming QuAC classes!

Let’s not forget about our QuAC Study Abroad project!! Each year, BAGLY provides several opportunities for members to deepen their skills and connect with a broader, national LGBTQ movement. Contact us to find out more about our annual pilgrimage to the Creating Change Conference. Other Study Abroad opportunities may include: True Colors ConferencePhiladelphia Trans-Health ConferenceInternational AIDS Conference, and more!

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Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Monthly Mini-Function!
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Monthly Mini-Function!

6:00-7:00: Welcoming Meeting

This is a great meeting if you’re new to BAGLY.  We give you an orientation to BAGLY and play “getting to know you” games.

7:00-9:00: Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Mini-Function!

Go Get ‘Em Wednesdays offers safe, supportive, non-exploitative and culturally competent space where members of Boston’s House and Ball Community extend social networks, build community and show off their ovah performance and runway skills. These events also go a long way towards reducing stigma and isolation and increasing access to support, resources, risk reduction materials and information.  Our girl Peppermint Patty takes videos of each function.  You can visit her youtube channel here

BAGLY’s House & Ball Community Manifesto

  • We abide by BAGLY’s “frees” and accept the consequences if we break them. BAGLY is free of sex, drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence pressure and harassment.
  • We recognize BAGLY’s mini-functions and balls as neutral space and leave violence at the door.
  • We settle our issues and work out our disputes on the runway – not with violence.
  • As a community, we stand up to conflict when it erupts and do what we can to mediate and de-escalate before it turns into violence.
  • We take the ballroom community for what it is and don’t try to make it something it’s not.
  • We see “shade” as part of the process, don’t take it personally and try to learn from it.
  • We recognize that ballroom community space is scarce and are committed to respecting what space we do have in order to keep the Boston scene moving forward.

Manifesto ratified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Meetup At Dorchester Brewing
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Meetup At Dorchester Brewing

Join us at Dorchester Brewing for a meet up! 

If you've wanted to get together to meet us and others alike, but haven't had the chance to make it to a past event, this is the perfect opportunity to! We'll be mingling and drinking, and the event is FREE! 

Dorchester Brewing has all sorts of games, a 20 line tap of their own beer and others from local breweries around the area, and an outdoor patio. There's something for everyone, and we hope to see you all there! 

 

 

 

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Family Dinner & Queer Activist College Class
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Family Dinner & Queer Activist College Class

6:00-7:00: Welcoming Meeting

This is a great meeting if you’re new to BAGLY.  We give you an orientation to BAGLY and play “getting to know you” games.

7:00-9:00: Family Dinner & Queer Activist College Class

Family Dinner

The third Wednesday of every month! Food is absolutely free for all guests and there is NO AGE LIMIT - everyone is invited. 

Queer Activist College

In 2004, BAGLY established the Queer Activist College (QuAC) program in order to support the development of new and emerging movement leadership among LGBTQ youth in Greater Boston.

QuAC offers amazing workshops on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at our Boston-based program space. Workshops focus on building the social, racial, economic, and environmental justice, sexual freedom (and lots more!) skills of LGBTQ youth – laying the foundation for BAGLY’s youth-led advocacy work.  All skills-based classes focus on essential advocacy, direct action, and organizing tools/skills and often feature panels and invited guests. Visit our calendar to view upcoming QuAC classes!

Let’s not forget about our QuAC Study Abroad project!! Each year, BAGLY provides several opportunities for members to deepen their skills and connect with a broader, national LGBTQ movement. Contact us to find out more about our annual pilgrimage to the Creating Change Conference. Other Study Abroad opportunities may include: True Colors ConferencePhiladelphia Trans-Health ConferenceInternational AIDS Conference, and more!

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OutSpoken: BAGLY’s Queer Youth Open Mic Night
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

OutSpoken: BAGLY’s Queer Youth Open Mic Night

6:00-7:00: Welcoming Meeting

This is a great meeting if you’re new to BAGLY.  We give you an orientation to BAGLY and play “getting to know you” games.

7:00-9:00: Outspoken OutSpoken: BAGLY’s Queer Youth Open Mic Night

Have something to say? BAGLY’s monthly open mic night runs every 2nd Wednesday of the month and features our amazingly talented membership onstage performing spoken word, short stories, original songs, monologues, and other performance pieces. All can share – just sign up at the beginning of the night… and remember the BAGLY frees and values when it comes to the content of your piece – plus two more:

  • No hate, no shade
  • No tops/no bottoms = no performance (aka: keep your clothes on)

Outspoken is open to all LGBTQ youth ages 22 and under!

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Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Monthly Mini-Function!
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Monthly Mini-Function!

6:00-7:00: Welcoming Meeting

This is a great meeting if you’re new to BAGLY.  We give you an orientation to BAGLY and play “getting to know you” games.

7:00-9:00: Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Mini-Function!

Go Get ‘Em Wednesdays offers safe, supportive, non-exploitative and culturally competent space where members of Boston’s House and Ball Community extend social networks, build community and show off their ovah performance and runway skills. These events also go a long way towards reducing stigma and isolation and increasing access to support, resources, risk reduction materials and information.  Our girl Peppermint Patty takes videos of each function.  You can visit her youtube channel here

BAGLY’s House & Ball Community Manifesto

  • We abide by BAGLY’s “frees” and accept the consequences if we break them. BAGLY is free of sex, drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence pressure and harassment.
  • We recognize BAGLY’s mini-functions and balls as neutral space and leave violence at the door.
  • We settle our issues and work out our disputes on the runway – not with violence.
  • As a community, we stand up to conflict when it erupts and do what we can to mediate and de-escalate before it turns into violence.
  • We take the ballroom community for what it is and don’t try to make it something it’s not.
  • We see “shade” as part of the process, don’t take it personally and try to learn from it.
  • We recognize that ballroom community space is scarce and are committed to respecting what space we do have in order to keep the Boston scene moving forward.

Manifesto ratified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Family Dinner & Queer Activist College Class
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Family Dinner & Queer Activist College Class

6:00-7:00: Welcoming Meeting

This is a great meeting if you’re new to BAGLY.  We give you an orientation to BAGLY and play “getting to know you” games.

7:00-9:00: Family Dinner & Queer Activist College Class

Family Dinner

The third Wednesday of every month! Food is absolutely free for all guests and there is NO AGE LIMIT - everyone is invited. 

Queer Activist College

In 2004, BAGLY established the Queer Activist College (QuAC) program in order to support the development of new and emerging movement leadership among LGBTQ youth in Greater Boston.

QuAC offers amazing workshops on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at our Boston-based program space. Workshops focus on building the social, racial, economic, and environmental justice, sexual freedom (and lots more!) skills of LGBTQ youth – laying the foundation for BAGLY’s youth-led advocacy work.  All skills-based classes focus on essential advocacy, direct action, and organizing tools/skills and often feature panels and invited guests. Visit our calendar to view upcoming QuAC classes!

Let’s not forget about our QuAC Study Abroad project!! Each year, BAGLY provides several opportunities for members to deepen their skills and connect with a broader, national LGBTQ movement. Contact us to find out more about our annual pilgrimage to the Creating Change Conference. Other Study Abroad opportunities may include: True Colors ConferencePhiladelphia Trans-Health ConferenceInternational AIDS Conference, and more!

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Call Them By Their Name
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Call Them By Their Name

Headlines such as National Geographic's "Gender Revolution," may lead you to believe that the concepts of gender fluidity and non-binary identity are a new invention by millennials and Gen X, when in fact, non-binary identities have always existed.

During this lecture, advocate and educator AC Dumlao (they/them) will discuss the history of non-binary genders in cultures around the world and how "non-binary" fits with(in) the transgender community. Dumlao will also share their personal experience of being a trans non-binary individual in addition to being queer, first-generation American, and a child of Filipino immigrants in a charged political climate. Finally, Dumlao will share best practices on how be the best allies, friends, and advocates for trans and non-binary individuals and communities.

Admission is FREE! 

 

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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

20th Annual Feast of East

The 20th Anniversary Feast of the East is in Capitol Square, East Arlington, along Mass Ave, on Saturday, June 16th from 12:00-4:00pm, and the remaining performing spots we have are for 1:00-2:00pm playing for one hour or less. Along with live music we will have a parade, bouncy houses, food trucks, local businesses tabling and doing giveaways, etc. It's a lively event with around 3,000-5,000 people!

We ask that any bands bring their own equipment. We'd most welcome acoustic performers as the setup is easier but we can provide outlets for you. We will have rock, bluegrass, folk, etc. 

If you're interested in playing music, please fill out this quick form ASAP and I will be in touch shortly: https://goo.gl/forms/B74M7QfUwHP6lJFm2. I would need to hear samples of music, and I am looking to book our last 2 slots this Friday if possible! We also need volunteers that day if your friends need community service hours.

Contact Kelly by email at kferguson.ann@gmail.com or at 603-321-4877 if you have any questions. Rock on!!

 

 

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Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

Aeronaut Allston at Zone 3

Join us and Aeronaut Allston-a fun, family friendly, musical beer garden-at Zone 3 in Boston for a night of drinks, and a brief history of Boston's Ballroom Collective! 

There will be food trucks, guest taps, and live performances throughout the night.

7:00PM - Morningbird

Boston-based alternative/indie rock group Morningbird has a unique sound that combines the elegance and familiarity of classic rock legends like The Beatles and Queen with the new wave synth based sounds of contemporary pop-rock.

9:00PM -Aubrey Haddard

Vocalist and songstress Aubrey Haddard bridges the gap between new-wave R&B and old-school blues with timeless soul and effortless melody. 

For more information, visit http://www.zone3westernave.com/aeronaut/

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Growing with Pride: Navigating Your Career While LGBTQ

Fresh off of walking in Boston's Pride Parade, HubSpot is continuing to celebrate Pride all month long with its "Growing with Pride: Navigating Your Career While LGBTQ" panel discussion. 

On Wednesday, June 13th beginning at 6:30PM, HubSpot Cambridge will host Lord Hobo Brewing, Care.com, Wistia, Citizens Bank and Liberty Mutual for an honest and open discussion about career growth for those who identify as LGBTQ+. Space is limited and RSVP is required to attend the free event here

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Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

YLC Elections

BAGLY's Youth Leadership Committee (YLC) is searching for the next group of motivated LGBTQ youth leaders! BAGLY's YLC is a youth-led adult-supported group that organizes and facilitates BAGLY's programs. There are six available volunteer positions. They are as follows:

  1. Trans Meeting Facilitator (6-month position) - Runs a weekly meeting on topics relating to being trans or gender non-conforming.

  2. Women's Meeting Facilitator (6-month position) - Runs a weekly meeting on topics relating to being an LBQT woman.
  3. POC Meeting Facilitator (6-month position) - Runs a weekly meeting on topics relating to being an LGBTQ person of color.
  4. Welcome Meeting Facilitator (6-month position) - Runs a weekly meeting to welcome newcomers to BAGLY with group activities.
  5. Events Coordinators (2 people / 1 year position) - Coordinates and hosts youth events (Halloween, Holiday Potluck) and BAGLY's OUTspoken Open Mic nights.

Qualifications: Outgoing, organized and creative and committed to BAGLY's mission and values. Experience building anti-oppressive environments preferred.

Time commitment: Must be available Wednesdays from 5pm-9pm, must attend monthly meetings, and be available for other BAGLY programs/events, as needed.

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Boston Pride
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Boston Pride

  • The Festival is RAIN or SHINE, from 11am to 6pm.
  • Accessibility services will be provided upon demand at the Festival stage for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. ASL interpreting will be provided at the 2018 Boston Pride Concert.

    Please let Boston Pride know by May 25th if you need additional accessibility beyond ASL interpreting (email us at accessibility@bostonpride.org)

  • The Family Fun Zone will be happening again, stay tuned for more info…
  • For the lineup of the Boston Pride Concertclick here.
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Boston Dyke March
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Boston Dyke March

On June 8, 2018 at 6:00PM, join us at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common.
The Dyke March happens rain or shine!

The Boston Dyke March is ASL interpreted, and wheelchair, stroller and scooter accessible. An accessibility vehicle is available for those who need a ride for some or all of the March.

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HEARRT: Health Education and Risk Reduction Team Workshop
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

HEARRT: Health Education and Risk Reduction Team Workshop

6:00-7:00: Welcoming Meeting

This is a great meeting if you’re new to BAGLY.  We give you an orientation to BAGLY and play “getting to know you” games.

7:00-9:00: HEARRT: Health Education and Risk Reduction Team Workshop

Join BAGLY's H.E.A.R.T.T. team for a HEARRT workshop and learn how you and others in your community can help prevent the spread of HIV and STIs! 

The Health Education And Risk Reduction Team (HEARRT), an original structural intervention, is BAGLY’s youth-led health promotion program. Small groups of thoughtful, committed LGBTQ young people (we call them the HEARRTeam) work to change negative health outcomes in their community. BAGLY’s HEARRT Program is replicated across the state through the GLBT Youth Group Network of Massachusetts. Check out an “AGLY” near you to connect with their HEARRTeams and for prevention, screening, and referral services for LGBTQ youth across Massachusetts.

The HEARRTeam is available every Wednesday and at every BAGLY program event to distribute lots of safer sex materials with information on how to use them, provide referrals, and to answer any questions youth may have about all kinds of health related issues. They’re also really nice and love to talk about health so be sure to say hi when you see them!

Want BAGLY’s HEARRTeam to work their outreach magic at your school/agency? Fees start at $50 depending upon size of organization and length of engagement. All fees support BAGLY’s programming and services for LGBTQ youth. Contact us to find out more.

Also, on the first Wednesday of every month, the HEARRTeam offers fabulous health promotion workshops for LGBTQ youth at BAGLY’s Boston-based program space. Check out our calendar for upcoming topics.

Want a HEARRT workshop at your school/agency? Training and technical assistance fees start at $150 per hour depending upon size of organization and training content. All fees support BAGLY’s programming and services for LGBTQ youth. Contact  us to find out more.

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