Thursday, May 14, 2015
I would love to meet someone just for me, someone to love.
However, there is something I want more, something I want first. I would like to find an easier way for everyone to connect with the LGBT community. While I am somewhat connected organizing the Dorchester LGBT Group, it's easy to understand why a lot of people aren't. While there are several groups out there on Meetup.com alone, not every event fits every schedule. It also takes a significant amount of time to get to know people. Friendships aren't built overnight.
Please comment if you have any suggestions for helping people connect to the LGBT community.
Also comment if you have questions you think I may be able to answer or things I you would like to see available to us in the future.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Interested in learning about and sharing Boston LGBT events with other members of the community.
You've found the right group.
Conveniently organized, right on facebook.com.
You'll be able to view and share event information with other members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Interested in meeting other members of the LGBT community in Dorchester. Please join us.---- www.Meetup.com/The-Dorchester-LGBT-Group/ ----------------- We are a group very open to creative suggestions and we're constantly looking for different locations to meet especially those that are in the Dorchester area. If you are apart of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender community, this group might be just what you're looking for.
You don't have to be from Dorchester to join but most of our events will be held there.
If you decide to start a group closer to home, we will be happy to support you.
I would personally like to see plenty of opportunities for people to get out and meet other LGBT members. While there are quite a few groups focused on Downtown Boston, I think it's important that people don't have to be inconvenienced just to meet someone for a few hours. It really takes time to build valuable connections, I simple want to take the commute out of the equation.
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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Updated December 27th 2014:
This Mattapan Roxbury Dorchester Free Events group was an experiment and even though I stepped down as the organizer on meetup.com I can't say the experiment was not a success.
Over this time I did learn, I can save time and energy by sticking with what I know. I've lived in Dorchester for a great deal of my life, but have no real knowledge of Roxbury and Mattapan. I couldn't even suggest a restaurant for the group to meet at I was familiar with.
I wanted to include those communities because I know they experience some of the same stigma Dorchester has. I was hoping to help at the least, the people in the community feel better about where they live. I wanted to reveal all the positive things already happening in the community and invite the community to some see them. However, trying to cater to all 3 communities at once was simple too much of a task for me right now. I work odd hours and I don't even live in Dorchester anymore.
In addition, free events take up a lot of time and effort. Since I don't live in the community I couldn't host anything in my home. I had to utilize the public libraries which rarely have evening availability to host events ideal for families with kids in school and anyone who works a regular 9-5. Providing food also cost and not knowing how many will show if any makes hosting these events and even more difficult task.
"I can give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a sure-fire formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time." - Herbert Bayard Swope
Trying to cater equally to 3 communities at once was way too much for me.
This really motivated me to find other event host to assist. I even created events focused on finding event hosts. I found one who ended up hosting a swap and donate event. It wasn't a great turnout, but it was nice to see the group could go on without me. It's unfortunate we will no longer be working together.
This Mattapan Roxbury Dorchester Events Group will likely be closed in 8 days. Out of the 95 other members, no one has stepped up to become the organizer since the announcement was made about a week ago.
I am still organizing the Dorchester Events Group and Dorchester LGBT Group. I am familiar with the area a some of the venues there. I also know where to park my car so that saves me some time.
Below: One of the ads I had on craigslist.com
The Mattapan Roxbury Dorchester Free Events Group
Welcoming everyone from the community including the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members and friends. This is a group for everyone no matter age, race or background.
The group in focused around free events.
Currently looking for organizers interested in uniting the community on a regular basis for planned events of their own or community events planned by another organization.
If interested, start by attending one of our events and speaking to the event organizer. If you can't make it, contact the organizer via email. Only members will be considered.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Updated December 27th 2015: This group is no longer active. However please consider joining the Dorchester Event Group. We would be happy to have you display your art at any of our public events where room allows.
Looking for artist(s) to display their art at our events.
I organize the Mattapan Roxbury Dorchester Free Events Group and others.
Follow the link to join:
We do not absolutely need art displayed at each event. However, this may be a great opportunity for 1 or 2 artists to display their work. Since we will not have decoration at most events, it will also help to brighten the atmosphere and to stir some conversation. Photography, painting, collage, music, etc. welcome.
1st Step: If interested, the first step is to join. You can respond to this email with questions. You can also email me through the group page after joining.
2nd Step: Send me an email and let me know you're an artists interested in displaying your work. I would like to give each artist a special title under their name so other members know their reason for joining.
3rd Step: Update your notification settings. I get way too many emails from some of these groups. It's annoying. I try to send only one or two emails a month. However, you may also get updated each time someone comments on an event. Please update your settings! I don't want you to spam me!
4th Step: Keep a look out for upcoming event opportunities. Any indoor event and maybe some outdoor events are opportunities to display your work.
About this group:
We are often joined by both the Dorchester Events Group and Dorchester LGBT Group.
This is more than an LGBT friendly group. It's an Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender welcoming group.
We welcome everyone young, old, brown, yellow, green, blue, tall, short, rich, poor. There is a place for you here. And if anyone makes you feel unwelcome including myself, please let me know.
Dorchester Social has changed it's name to the Dorchester Events Group. However you can still use the link www.DorchesterSocial.com to reach the group. If in the future this link is not working, you can still always use www.DorchesterEvents.com We will be updating the logo / flier soon.
Meet other people in the Dorchester Community.
Network with your neighbors.
Explore Local Restaurants and other venues.
So far we have explored different restaurants in the Dorchester community. So far no venue has been repeated. We are still exploring all the community has to offer. We've had movie nights. We've also collaborated with other groups. In the works right now is our first singing event. This group is continuously growing and moving towards it's goal.
Our goal is to reach as many members of the community as possible for fun no obligation events. No politics, no fees, no qualification to get in. This group is not associated with any religious organizations. We welcome everyone.
I organize a few groups in Boston and I'm always looking for free events for us to attend. Free events mean all my members no matter their budget can attend. They simple need to cover the cost of transportation if they don't already live in the neighborhood. Finding other people hosting these free events and welcoming my group means a good time for everyone with little effort on my part. I will of course be giving credit to the event host.
This group may also be a great opportunity for free event hosts to collaborate with each other. Just maybe a few of us could team up on a free event. Anyone interested in teaming up? What kind of events do you like to host?