Happy winter! What better way to warm up the season than partaking in enriching sex positive community experiences?
Also, I want to give a shout out to Karen Alicia for all the work they put into this issue of the newsletter! You would not be receiving this today / this week / (let's be realistic) in the near future if it weren't for them. That came out sounding like a threat, but I mean it as an appreciation!
Wishing you all the hot chocolate you desire,
12/28: ART: Queer Poly Women's Art Night
7 PM / Somerville, MA / Free!
Bring an art project, and get creative while chatting with other queer polyamorous women.
12/28: COMEDY: Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction
7 PM - 9:30 PM / Allston, MA / $12
A titillating delight of gross jokes and sexy tributes. 18+
12/31: THEATER: The Slutcraker
7 PM / Somerville Theatre / $28
This sexy parody of the Nutcracker "whisks the audience away to a carefree realm of sexual fantasy."
12/31: PARTY: New Queer's Eve
10 PM - 2 AM / Boston, MA / $35
A stylish night of dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a champagne countdown toast, a photo wall, and some surprises along the way.
01/03: TRANS: Transgender Support Group
6 - 7:30 PM / Fenway Health, Boston / Free!
A safe space and supportive peers, featuring light snacks! 18+
01/03: DANCE: Introduction to Burlesque
6 PM / Cambridge, MA / $25+
Learn the building blocks to create your own fun and flirty dance routine. Women only.
01/04: GROUP: Cis Partners of Trans/GNC People
6:30 - 7:45 PM / Fenway Health, Boston/ Free!
Talk with other people who have transgender or gender nonconforming partners in a supportive environment.
01/05: PARENTS: Parents/Guardians of Trans Youth
7 - 8:30 PM / Sidney Borum Junior Health Center, Boston / Free!
A monthly drop in night for parents and guardians of trans, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, and gender questioning, young people.
01/05: FUNNY: Naked Comedy Night
9:30 PM / Cambridge, MA / $12
Enjoy the magic of the bare human body while laughing at hilarious jokes! 18+
01/06: FILM: “While You Weren’t Looking” Film Screening
7 - 8:30 PM / Emerson College / $10
This movie about a lesbian couple in post-Apartheid South Africa explores issues of class, intersectionality, and infidelity.
01/06: QUEER: First Friday Queer Yoga
7:30 PM - 9 PM / Somerville, MA / $14-16
This queer yoga class welcomes all genders, all bodies, and all skill levels.
01/07: SENIOR: LGBT Senior Brunch
11 AM - 1:30 PM / Roslindale, MA / $1.75 suggested donation
Join other gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender seniors for brunch! Age 60+.
01/07: HEALTH: Addressing Crisis Pregnancy Centers
1:30 - 3:30 PM / Somerville, MA / Free!
Join Boston Feminists for Liberation as they launch a campaign to stop reproductive violence and address the presence of crisis pregnancy centers in our communities. Plus, find out what a crisis pregnancy center is! Women only.
01/10: MEN: Bisexual and Bi-Curious Men
7 PM / Fenway Health, Boston / Free!
A male-facilitated group for men who are bisexual or think they might be.
01/10: SPIRITUAL: Queer Spirit Interfaith Gathering
7 - 8:30 PM / Jamaica Plain, MA / Free!
Meditation, movement, ritual, prayer, and a time for reflection and sharing for people of all faiths (or no faiths). LGBTQ people of all genders and allies are welcome.
01/11: LEARN: Alternative Insemination Orientation
6 - 8:30 PM / Fenway Health, Boston / $50
Learn about Alternative Insemination (AI) in general and Fenway’s AI Program in particular. RSVP required.
01/13-16: SCI-FI: Arisia Convention
Full days / Westin Boston Waterfront / $10 - 65
A sci-fi and fantasy convention with lots of sexuality programming.
01/14: POLITICAL: Trans and Queer Liberation Rally
2 - 5 PM / Massachusetts State House / Free!
Stand against stand against white supremacy, Islamophobia, deportation, police surveillance, transphobia, and homophobia.
01/17 - 04/04: COURSE: Tough Topics in Couples Therapy
12:30 - 2:30 PM / Newton, MA / $550
A 22-CE training program that teaches productive ways of approaching affairs, sex therapy, addictions, abuse, stepfamily issues, couples where one partner is on the spectrum, and more.
01/18: TALK: Tough Topics: Gender & Sexuality
4:30 - 6:30 PM / Pawtucket, RI
Join the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health for a professional development class on gender and sexuality!
01/20: KINK: Cathartic Flogging with Thista
7:45 PM - 12:30 AM / Boston, MA / $16
Come learn how flogging can elicit mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual catharsis. 18+
01/24: WOMEN: Healthy Visions 2017
5:30 - 8:30 PM / Roxbury, MA / Free!
Come for the free food, stay for the wellness speakers, vision board making, and free STI testing. A space for young women to feel welcomed, but open to all.
01/25: FEMINIST: Lesbians, Feminism & the Women’s Music Community
2:50 - 4:30 PM / Northeastern University / Free!
A talk about "making music and making community" by the Northeastern Women's, and Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program.
01/25: EDUTAINMENT: Savage Love Live with Dan Savage
7:30 - 10 PM / The Wilbur in Boston / $35 - 67
Dan Savage is a writer and activist known for his honest approach to sex, love, and relationships.
01/26: TRANS: Bi+/Trans* Support Group
7 - 9 PM / Hope Church, Jamaica Plain / Free!
A peer-facilitated, safe space where individuals can discuss dating, coming out, intersectionality, and more. Trans people only.
01/31: POLITICAL: Sexual Health Lobby Day
9:30 AM - 2 PM / Massachusetts State House / Free
Join hundreds of sexual health advocates for activist talks, lobbying instruction, meeting with MA legislators, and a sexual health fair! RSVP preferred.