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Events Calendar

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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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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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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May
30
6:00 PM18:00

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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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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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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