The History Project invites you to celebrate Boston's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) history and to join us as we recognize the community members and organizations who make history every day.
This year we will honor Susan Ryan-Vollmar
with the 2016 HistoryMaker Award
From her role in helping bring to light the Boston Archdiocese's coverup of the sexual abuse of children by priests, to her role as editor of Bay Windows during the public debates on marriage equality in Massachusetts, and her support of LGBTQ movements and issues, Susan displays a consistent dedication to advocacy for the LGBTQ community and a passion for uncovering and exposing the truth. The History Project celebrates the often unacknowledged lives of LGBTQ people throughout history. As the world celebrates those who built upon Susan's solid, quieter work, we are thrilled to honor Susan as a true HistoryMaker.
We will also honor Corey Yarbrough with the 2016 Lavender Rhino Award, presented to emerging history-makers in the local LGBT community.
Susan Ryan-Vollmar and Corey Yarbrough
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Club Cafe | 209 Columbus Ave | Boston, MA 02116
Tickets: $75 each
Host level: $300 (1 ticket) or $500 (two tickets)
Roger & Frank Revisited: Gay Life & Love in the 1950s & 1960s
6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
Robert Young returns with updates on his incredible research into a packet of 1950s and 60s photographs he found in an antique store. The photos offer a glimpse into a group of gay men living their lives in New York, Provincetown, and — Robert recently discovered — Andover, Massachusetts.
This is a free event, but RSVPs are required via Eventbrite.
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We send out a monthly email with specific volunteer opportunities, including dates and times. To receive this volunteer-specific email, contact Tony Grima.
Boston deejay Anthony Porter talks about his early years; going to clubs in early 70s to cruise tearooms and The Art Cinema; going to The Other Side at age 14 (1971); moving out to live on Beacon Hill at age 16; going to the 1270 in 1972 and noticing Jimmy Stuard's music.
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