She held office in Massachusetts from to It's not like same-sex couple eating dinner in the Back Bay is going to elicit many looks, even though the neighborhood may not be historically gay for example. 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. As time goes on, though, all but the most hard-core hateful have grown more tolerant if not warmly accepting. At least for now, Boston still manages to support several full-time gay spots.
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LGBT culture in Boston
Justine Harrington is a freelance travel journalist and lifelong wanderer based in Austin, Texas. An Open Concept Kitchen in Needham. EDGE Boston has gay entertainment listings and event updates. Boston's LGBT neighborhoods are easily accessible by subway. And when they do occur, as often as not it's in one of the "gayborhoods" because those of ill will like to go where targets are easily found. Is this the new status quo, or will the age of Trump spark a queer-culture comeback? Throughout the week and on weekends, they always have tons of great events going on, from cabaret nights to drag bingo to karaoke.
Icon in Back Bay. Disrupters ranging from the Internet to market and cultural forces have already mortally wounded many of the institutions that support subcultures, from alt-weekly newspapers RIP, Boston Phoenix to indie music venues. The many Squares of Cambridge and Somerville across the Charles River are focal points for finding small cafes and a bounty of the cuisines of many ethnicities, European, Asian, and South American in particular. This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat Formerly The Chandler Inn.