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Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Monthly Mini-Function!
May
23
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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May
30
5:00 PM17:00

True Colors Performance

True Colors from The Theatre Offensive will be joining BAGLY at the Wednesday Space for a performance! Their performance will be replacing, rather than an addition to, our regularly scheduled 5th Wednesday programming. 

The performance will follow our welcome meeting at 7PM. 

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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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Massachusetts Youth Pride and Prom
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Massachusetts Youth Pride and Prom

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, May 19, 2017

LOCATION:
Boston City Hall Plaza

Join us Saturday, May 19, for the 24th Annual Massachusetts Youth Pride Festival, a collaboration of BAGLY and Boston Pride, and 38th Annual BAGLY Prom!

Check-in/Registration 9:30-10:30am
Festival 11:00am-4:00pm
Parade 12:00 noon-1:00pm
BAGLY Prom 4:00-7:00pm

To register to march in the parade, apply to perform at the festival, or purchase a table at our Community Fair, please visit www.bagly.org/youthpride.

Register for the parade before May 16th and be entered in a raffle to ride on the Rainbow Duck Boat during this year's parade!

Don't forget to join us after Youth Pride for the BAGLY Prom. This year, Prom will be held outside on City Hall Plaza directly after the festival from 4:00-7:00pm.

Visit the Clinic @BAGLY (14 Beacon Street, Suite 301) during the month of May on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4-7pm OR the day of the festival* for FREE entry to the BAGLY Prom! Visit the BAGLY HEARRT table during the Youth Pride Festival to sign up for a time slot at the Clinic.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Fenway Health and The Borum

ALL BAGLY EVENTS ARE FREE OF:
     •Alcohol
     •Sex                    
     •Weapons
     •Drugs            
     •Violence            
     •Pressure/Harassment
We are strongly committed to upholding these rules. Anyone violating any of the above will be asked to leave.

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Family Dinner & Queer Activist College Class
May
16
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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Sister Bingo
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Sister Bingo

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Your Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are back for more Bingo. Join us as we play to raise money for BAGLY Youth Pride!

BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ youth community. The continuous support of BAGLY has helped over 35,000 youth since 1980. Support of BAGLY sustains free clinical and health services, employment opportunities, public speaking trainings, support groups, and a statewide LGBTQ Youth Group network (The AGLY Network). 

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HEARRT: Health Education and Risk Reduction Team Workshop
May
9
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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May
2
7:00 PM19:00

2018 BAGLY Prom King, Queen, and Inbetween Drag Pageant

 

It’s prom season again, and BAGLY is ready to crown this year’s Prom King, Queen and Inbetween. Do you have what it takes?

This year’s winners will march at the front of the parade, waving to all their adoring fans! As always, our winners will get FREE ADMISSION to BAGLY PROM and perform their piece on stage.

All you have to do is:

Prepare a 2-3 minute drag performance! You can use a song of your choice, and whatever costume or props, but remember, it's a youth dance, so please keep content PG-13!

Guidelines for Performances:
- BAGLY frees apply
- performances may not include oppressive themes
- performers must remain clothed
- no strobe lights
- please prearrange any audience participation

Sign up! Let us know you want to perform. Prior sign up is not required, but strongly encouraged. Performances will be reviewed by youth leadership to ensure it meets guidelines. Be prepared to clean up quickly at the end of your performance as our space closes at 9pm. You can sign up early here:

Come and compete! Please be ready and signed up by 7pm so that we can begin the Pageant at 7:30pm. We will have community drag performers as judges and the winners will be announced at the end of the night.

This year’s Youth Pride is on May 19th! Please arrive to the youth pride festival at 11am for the parade.

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Threads4Care Pop-up Shop
Apr
30
5:00 PM17:00

Threads4Care Pop-up Shop

Threads4Care pop-up shop is a traveling boutique. Partnering with organizations that share a similar mission, and bringing the boutique to them so they are easily accessible to the youth they serve. They provide new/gently used clothing and accessories, new personal care items, refreshments, music, and an environment of love and fun! 

Each item in their pop-up shop has a custom care tag, with words of love, encouragement and inspiration from from their care ambassadors. 

Threads4Care will supply food and raffle during the event! 

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The 5th Annual New England Awards Ball
Apr
28
to Apr 29

The 5th Annual New England Awards Ball

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  • Google Calendar ICS

BAGLY and The New England Ballroom Collective Presents The VMA’s
ALL CATEGORIES BRING IT IN ANY RENDITION OF SILVER, WHITE AND/OR BLUE.

LEGENDARY MOTHER N.E. ATHENA KHAN
LEGENDARY FATHER TARIK ST. CLAIR

FASHION (VMA Pre Red Carpet Show Come Dressed and Ready for a Picture Perfect Moment. Are you HOT or NOT?)

- BEST DRESSED
- SNEAKER VS SNEAKER (HOT CURRENT and NOT WORN. Think VMA Ready.)

- FEMALE FIGURE REALNESS (Think Escape vs SWV vs Total vs TLC vs MARY MARY ETC)
- DRAGS
- FQ

PERFORMANCE
Tonight you are up for the video music award for best choreography in a blue white and silver combination. Come show us why you are the winner.

- BEGINNERS
- DRAGS
- FEMME QUEENS
- BQVF
- SOFT & CUNT
- DRAMATICS
- RWT (*Must get your tens in a realness category* For your twist, think Destiny Child, 3LW Danity Kane, Pussy Cat Dolls)

LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE
Tonight you are the Recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Bring it with your best Michael Jackson effect and move!

LEGENDARY REALNESS
Tonight we honor our Video Music Legends and all their hard work. Male Figures think Michael Jackson or Busta Rhymes. Female Figures think Missy Elliot, TLC & Aaliyah.

RUNWAY
Tonight you have been nominated for Best Visual Effects. Show us an Effect of your choice that best represents the Category & why you should be the winner.

BQ:
- TALL
- SMALL
- BIG BOYS

FF:
- WOMEN’S
- DRAGS
- FQ

OTA SEX SIREN
(Tonight you are nominated for the Sexiest Videos Vixen Male or Female. Show us why you are That One!)

- CAT BOY
- JUNIOR
- SENIOR
- WOMEN’S
- FQ

BQ REALNESS
(Tonight you’re up for best video by a group or duo. Think New Edition vs Dru Hill vs Boyz 2 Men vs Migos ETC)

- SCHOOLBOY
- EXECUTIVE
- PRETTY
- THUGS
- TRANSMEN

OLD WAY
Tonight you are nominated for Best POP Video. Show us what Old School Pop looks like.

Don’t miss out! Come see us April 1st – April 26th and get into the ball for FREE!
The Clinic @BAGLY is open
Monday & Tuesday @ 3pm-7pm
THURSDAY @ 11:30AM-7PM
LAST APPOINTMENT @ 6PM

Walk in or make an appointment 617-227- TEST (8378) or email testing@bagly.org

Too busy making your effects? Visit us at the ball and get $10 cash

House Tables are $50.00 and MUST be paid by Friday, March 31st. Tables will NOT be sold at the door. For any questions about payment options, contact Junior by email at jwalker@bagly.org

Purchase a $20 ticket to the Ball here. | Purchase a table for $50 here.

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Go Get 'Em Wednesdays! - BAGLY's Monthly Mini-Function!
Apr
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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Bases & Faces (Drag Contest)
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Bases & Faces (Drag Contest)

GayKickball.com Presents BASES & FACES

Bases & Faces is a Drag Contest for any Boston Based Athletes that want to represent their team in a Drag Race for the crown!

This event will be raising money for the Boston Based LGBT Non-Profit Org called BAGLY
www.Bagly.org!

Show your support for your friends that are in the contest and your support for the LGBT Community by purchasing your ticket and attending the event!

Want to be in the competition? Please email KeithLondon@GayKickball.com to submit your entry!

Tickets Sold at
GayKickball.com/tickets.html

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Family Dinner & Queer Activist College Class
Apr
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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Queer Kitchen w/ Tex Mex Eats, 7ate9 Bakery and Tanám at ONCE
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Queer Kitchen w/ Tex Mex Eats, 7ate9 Bakery and Tanám at ONCE

Queer Kitchen: Good Food & Good Music By Queer Creators

$20 Ally Ticket -- One item each from Tex Mex Eats, 7ate9 and Tanám

$60 Supporter Ticket -- One item each from Tex Mex Eats, 7ate9 and Tanám & take home bag. 33% of this ticket will benefit BAGLY.

Food from 6:00-9:00 PM, music until 10 PM. 
A la carte items available. 
21+

For tickets, visit https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1666737

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OutSpoken: BAGLY’s Queer Youth Open Mic Night
Apr
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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The Laramie Project at OBERON
Apr
11
to Apr 13

The Laramie Project at OBERON

Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT at A.R.T.’s Club OBERON Cambridge, MA

Tickets are now on sale for Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of The Laramie Project. Performances will take place on Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 PM, as well as Friday, April 13 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

Performances are at the American Repertory Theater’s second stage, Club OBERON (2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA). Tickets ($15-$35) may be purchased through the A.R.T. box office (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA - (617) 547-8300), online (http://bit.ly/laramieatoberon), or at the door pending availability.

About the Play - In 1998, Matthew Shepard was fatally injured and left for dead because he was gay. Following his death, the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming to understand the town which came to be defined by two men’s crime. The Laramie Project retells the words of Laramie’s residents verbatim, and in their retelling, begins to uncover the prejudices, both loud and quiet, that boil over into violent hate crime.   Join the ensemble of actors as they embody these stories, bringing the Laramie of 1998 to the immersive Club OBERON. Join them as they ask - what does Laramie have left to tell us?

About the Artists – The Laramie Project, written by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, features an entirely undergraduate cast and production staff from Harvard College. The ensemble features Sarah Grammar, Celia Kenney, Ashley LaLonde, Hannah Lemmons, Jacob Licht, Bobby Malley, Michael Shirek, and Milan Williams. The production is directed by Eli Schleicher, stage managed by Juliet Lewis, and produced by Madeleine Snow. Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club (HRDC), founded in 1908 as the Harvard Dramatic Club, is the umbrella organization for undergraduate theatre at Harvard College. HRDC oversees mainstage and blackbox productions in the Loeb Drama Center, sharing space and resources with the nationally acclaimed American Repertory Theater. HRDC has staged several musical productions in A.R.T.’s Club OBERON, and The Laramie Project will be the organization’s first dramatic production in the venue.

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