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Events Calendar

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

The 5th Annual New England Awards Ball

  • Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (map)
  • 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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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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Massachusetts Youth Pride and Prom
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Massachusetts Youth Pride and Prom

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, May 19, 2017

LOCATION:
TBD, Boston

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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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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HEARRT: Health Education and Risk Reduction Team Workshop
Apr
4
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!
Mar
28
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
Mar
21
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
Mar
14
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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Bottom Line College Expo
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Bottom Line College Expo

BottomLine is hosting a college expo where young people in their program talk about and table for the colleges they are attending - so instead of having to talk with an admissions officer, young folks can talk to their peers. They  will have partner organizations there like Boston PIC and YearUp which are job placement/readiness programs that work with young people.  State Street will also be providing information about internships and employment.

The College Expo program will run from 1:00pm-3:00pm. There will also be a special info session at 12:30pm for those interested in signing up for and learning more about Bottom Line!

The Bottom Line College Expo will give you the opportunity to speak with college students from 20+ colleges in Massachusetts, learn how to determine which college is the best fit for you, and about Bottom Line’s College Success counseling program.

Snacks and refreshments provided. This event is casual dress.

Information about Boston PIC, YearUp, and BottomLine:

https://www.bottomline.org/content/boston

https://www.bostonpic.org/programs-initiatives/school-to-career/youth-employment

https://www.yearup.org/?utm_campaign=DigAdSPR18adm&utm_source=ggbrand1&utm_medium=PDSL&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5uqY-7uo2QIVHrnACh2VGwmXEAAYASAAEgKIpvD_BwE

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6th Annual Lesbians+ of Color Symposium (LOCS) - Involve to Evolve: "Your silence will not protect you"
Mar
9
to Mar 10

6th Annual Lesbians+ of Color Symposium (LOCS) - Involve to Evolve: "Your silence will not protect you"

We are pleased to announce registration is available for the 6th Annual Lesbians+ of Color Symposium (LOCS) - Involve to Evolve: "Your silence will not protect you" * The 2018 LOCS mission is to stimulate and ignite radical organizing to effect systemic change. We invite you to register and share this announcement with your networks, friends and colleagues. 

Since 2012, LOCS unites LBTQ+ women and non-binary people of color and allies for networking, advocacy and empowerment. LOCS features dynamic speakers & sessions focusing on various topics and issues affecting the LGBTQ+ communities of color and caters to an inclusive, diverse audience. The event provides an affirming, safe, privilege-free space created to foster social innovation to establish relationships and build partnerships that promote solidarity and equity.

6th Annual Lesbians+ of Color Symposium (LOCS)

Friday, March 9th , 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Guest Speaker , Ty Ekelemu
Corporate Career Strategist
Be Bold, Be You: Strategies for Branding & Networking Success

Saturday, March 10th, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Keynote Speaker , Trey Anthony
Executive Producer- Lead Actor -Creator
and
Special Guest Speaker, Brittany Ferrell
Activist , Co -founder - Millennial Activist United (MAU)

Early Bird Rates (1/15/18 - 2/11/18)

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 9:oo PM and
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
$50.00
Friday Only - Day 1
$20.00
Saturday Only - Day 2
$40.00

Pre-Registration Rates (2/12/18 - 3/7/18)

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 9:oo PM and
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
$70.00
Only - Day 1
$30.00
Saturday Only - Day 2
$50.00

Post Registration Rates (3/7/18 - 3/10/18)

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
$100.00
Friday Only - Day 1
$40.00
Saturday Only - Day 2
$60.00
(Admission to the post LOCS events are included with registration)

Stay Tuned for Schedule and more....

Thank you to our sponsors and community partners! 

Harvard Law School Lambda
Harvard Law School QTPOC
Fenway Health
The Meeting Point
Cambridge Women's Center
Asian Women for Health & Wellness
MassEquality Education Fund
Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus
Safe Word Society
Beyond Bold and Brave - Black Lesbian Conference


*Audre Lorde

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