But since the Blade closed in , Bay Windows, a free weekly that was started in and is available at local businesses and news bins, has increased distribution by 2, to 20, But it is also benefiting from the gap left by its competitor. Recent subjects include the impact of high foreclosure rates on local gay and lesbian home buyers and sellers. The paper, which is between 20 and 44 pages, also publishes a page edition during Gay Pride Week.
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The editors introduced the very first newsletter by stating: The lack of coverage in the "straight" press has added to this problem of getting necessary information to our community. Gay groups have attempted to overcome this problem by newsletters to their members, but this has led to duplicated efforts with vast portions of the community left uninformed events until after they have passed. The purpose will be to list all of the events and information of interest to the gay community in one publication. This will not be a literary publication. We are fortunate to already have several serving the community.
In the past two years, public support for marriage equality passed the 50 percent mark for the first time, and today, it is even higher—69 percent—among people under An unmistakable shift in the political climate has encouraged lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to join CEOs and professional athletes in affirming that gay people should be treated equally in all walks of life. Perhaps they remember the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights of , when around , people from around the country gathered in the capitol to demand an end to discrimination. Conspicuously absent in that story is Boston, a city more likely to be associated with its Puritanical past than with gay activism. The cause of gay liberation was taken up during those years with energy and seriousness by Boston-area college students, intellectuals, journalists, politicians, psychiatrists, and lawyers.
Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Illustration by Nigel Buchanan Gay bars have given me quite an education. I first entered one by accident as a freshman at Boston College, when a party bus dropped us off in the Theater District for a first weekend out, and we eagerly shuffled our circa dancing shoes into the nearest place blasting music. They opened the doors to a whole new world. Inside, I learned many lessons.