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Events Calendar

Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Monthly Mini-Function!
Sep
26
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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National Coming Out Day Grand Opening
Oct
11
4:30 PM16:30

National Coming Out Day Grand Opening

Every year on October 11th, we get together to celebrate coming out as gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer.

This year is the 30th National Coming Out Day, and we will not only be celebrating each other, but also our new community center with a grand opening of the new space at 28 Court Square in Downtown! This event is FREE, accessible, and open to the public of all ages. There will be food, non-alcoholic drinks, activities, and more! 

Our grand opening is open to the public of ALL AGES! Come by with your friends, and celebrate with us!

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Educational Phone Bank and Family Dinner
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Educational Phone Bank and Family Dinner

6:00PM: Dinner & Training with Freedom Mass

7:00PM-9:00PM: Phone Bank and Data Entry

Join us and Freedom Massachusetts as we create a phone bank right here at the community center! It’s important we get together and spread the information on Proposition 3-the vote on the ballot November 6th, 2018 that protects trans rights in the state of Massachusetts.

For this family dinner, we will not be having a welcome meeting, but rather a training session with Freedom Massachusetts. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking on the phone, but want to help, we will be having training on data entry as well.

This event is for LGBTQ youth 22 and under.

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Educational Phone Bank and Family Dinner
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Educational Phone Bank and Family Dinner

6:00PM: Dinner & Training with Freedom Mass

7:00PM-9:00PM: Phone Bank and Data Entry

Join us and Freedom Massachusetts as we create a phone bank right here at the community center! It’s important we get together and spread the information on Proposition 3-the vote on the ballot November 6th, 2018 that protects trans rights in the state of Massachusetts.

For this family dinner, we will not be having a welcome meeting, but rather a training session with Freedom Massachusetts. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking on the phone, but want to help, we will be having training on data entry as well.

This event is for LGBTQ youth 22 and under.

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OutSpoken: BAGLY’s Queer Youth Open Mic Night
Sep
12
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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HEARRT: Health Education and Risk Reduction Team Workshop
Sep
5
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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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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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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Boston Sisterhood of Perpetual Indulgence's Ugly Dress Party
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Boston Sisterhood of Perpetual Indulgence's Ugly Dress Party

You know you've got one in your closet or an idea for one in your head. Now's your chance to show either off, or simply support those who are. 

The Ugly Dress Party is a runway show where local celebrity judges will select winners donning some of the most hideous creations.

Funds raised from this event support The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Grants Fund. The fund awards thousands of dollars annually to non-profits serving our community. 

Come one, come all. Dress to underwhelm.

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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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HEARRT: Health Education and Risk Reduction Team Workshop
Aug
1
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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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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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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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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