LGBT Travel: Discovering the Thriving Gay Scene in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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By Lawrence Ferber

Smart gays always end up in Cambridge, MA. Located just across the bridge (actually, more than a half dozen bridges over the Charles River) from Boston, and bordering the equally LGBT-friendly Somerville, this is a premiere brain trust city thanks to Harvard University, MIT, and Kendall Square’s buzzing hive of tech businesses and startups.

A favored stomping ground for progressives, foodies, and intellectuals, Cambridge is birthplace of nine-year-old LGBT social organization The Welcoming Committee, which throws “one-time only” queer events in typically straight-identified venues. Their line-up, now expanded to cities across the country, ranges from guerilla-style “takeovers” of breweries and cocktail bars, sporting events, and performance outings, and weekly and monthly mixers/gatherings.

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