By Andrew Collins. Boston may not be home to a huge number of gay bars, but it does have a nice variety, including a mix of neighborhood pubs, dance bars, and inviting lounges tucked inside trendy restaurants mostly in the South End. You can also find a number of other inviting gay bars just an hour south of Boston in Providence , Rhode Island. Provincetown , on the tip of Cape Cod, is worth the road trip as it's one of the most gay-friendly places in the state. As Boston's favorite gay bear hangout, this cozy and friendly spot down a narrow alley tends to draw a somewhat eclectic crowd, in part because it's the only gay bar downtown.
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The LGBT Aging Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions that their heterosexual neighbors take for granted. The LGBT Aging Project was founded in by a group of advocates from both the aging service network and the LGBT community who recognized that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders are invisible to mainstream elder service providers and that older LGBTs are often invisible within the LGBT community as well. The LGBT Aging Project hosted a LGBT Aging Summit with over agencies and activists which resulted in a written action plan that outlined the goals of our work, ranging from training of mainstream elder care providers to civil marriage rights and expanded social activities for LGBT elders themselves. In most cases our aim was to facilitate change in existing systems, not provide direct services ourselves. We projected completion of most of our work plan within three years.
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Boston's LGBT neighborhoods are easily accessible by subway. Massachusetts was the first official state to legalize same-sex marriage, and today, there are plenty of exciting gay bars and other fun, vibrant places to check out if you're looking for an accepting community. First things first: Before your trip to Boston, be sure to visit the Welcoming Committee's website.
For more than 30 years, this Back Bay nightclub and restaurant has welcomed all comers, and remains a major player on the local LGBTQ scene. The Napoleon Room features excellent cabaret, including the popular weekly Broadway sing-along on Wednesday nights. The Moonshine Room is the place to go for Drag Bingo and other fun diversions. The restaurant, with its distinctive conservatory overlooking Columbus Avenue, serves, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.