Eligibility for Endorsement Night Voting

Eligibility for Endorsement Night Voting

Our longtime members are familiar with DotOUT’s bylaws—heck, they’ve been members before we even had any bylaws! For folks new to Dorchester and are all fired up about all things political, here is a brief summary of DotOUT membership and voting eligibility. Read all about our bylaws in full detail.

Voting Eligibility

Membership is not required to participate in any of our social events. Membership 30-days prior to an endorsement event/meeting is required to vote. You must have joined our email list before the 30-day cut-off date.

Cut-off Date

Only members on this list and who joined on or before SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 are eligible to vote at the October 25, 2017 endorsement event.

Nonmembers are warmly invited to come, join for next year and have a good time!

Membership Status

2017 Endorsement Questions Needed

And, the request for candidate questions are O-U-T!

It’s the last day of August and we are gearing up for another action-packed endorsement cycle at DotOUT. We’re at Ester for our Endorsement Night 2017 on October 25. (Folks remember last time we were at Ester for an endorsement?)

This November, it’s another small race for the city. We will be endorsing for Districts 3, 4 and 7 as well as at-large and mayor.

As always, the BEST questions come from you, our DotOUT members.

HERE’S HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS:
Please email your questions (and the candidate(s) they are for) to our main email address info@dotout.org.

You may also submit them online via our Google Form survey. (This is anonymous.)

We will select questions or merge them with others based on clarity and relevance to Dorchester and our community. We find most candidates are friendly to the LGBTQ community (but, if you have found they are not, please express that in your questions and cite examples).

We will keep you posted on our progress!

Why we ❤️ Dorchester Day

Why does @DotOUT like #DotDay2017 so much? Because for 14 years, Dorchester, and her fabulous, zany, wildly unique folks and the @DotDayParade have welcomed us–Dorchester’s LGBTQ community– with open arms. We’ve flown our rainbow flags. 

​We’ve dressed in every costume imaginable. We’ve been our own unique selves. And you, Dorchester, and the Dorchester Day Parade committee have welcomed us with warmth and acceptance. Acceptance of our differences is what makes our neighborhood so unique in the @cityofboston. 

We thank our fabulous sponsors who embrace diversity and help us to connect the Dots in our unique and fabulous way. 

Our dear corporate sponsors Carney Hospital and Great Spaces Real Estate Boston 

@BayWindows @cedargrovegardens @dbar @swankproperties @ValenteInsurance —

We’re #StrongerTogether, Dorchester. 

Good morning, Helga!

Come greet Helga, DotOUT’s Rainbow Regatta’s masthead! She’s waiting for that special someone to sweep her off the truck front! 

Could it be you??? 

Happy Dorchester Day!

DotOUT is celebrating our neighborhood’s wonderful diversity with this year’s theme: Rainbow Regatta-Sailing Forward Together

Dorchester is closely tied to its waterfront from the Neponset river to Port Norfolk and all the way up to Harbor Point. Regattas bring individual boats together for fun and camaraderie on the open seas. Sailing together and  weathering rough waters and stormy skies is what we do in Dorchester. We harbor our strengthens and forge new friendships making our Dorchester rainbow regatta stronger and better for all the different boats. 


Practically Crack of Dawn…

We’re cutting the glitter for Saturday’s brunch…

Brunch & annual meeting is THIS Saturday! Almost 70 folks have signed up through Eventbrite and Facebook. If you’re…

Posted by DotOut Dorchester on Thursday, March 30, 2017

On Discrimination 

“If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.” — Bayard Rustin

Pride Flags Flying in Southie on Saturday

Something happened on the way to Broadway Street…

 

DotOUT Distributing Rainbow Flags to South Boston Businesses and Residences

DotOUT, BOSTON’S ONLY LGBT NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP, DISTRIBUTING
RAINBOW FLAGS TO SOUTH BOSTON BUSINESSES AND RESIDENCES

Steering Committee responds to recent St. Patrick’s Day Parade inclusion of LGBT veterans group.

 

BOSTON, March 13, 2013 – DotOUT steering committee members are giving away 100 rainbow flags this week to South Boston businesses and residences to display during the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 19, 2017. “The rainbow flag is a symbol of hope and pride for the LGBT community,” said DotOUT Vice President Matthew Duffy. “We’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support during the past week. When straight allies and neighbors fly the rainbow flag, they affirm their vision of an inclusive Boston.”

 

The idea for donating the flags began with DotOUT Treasurer Mark Haley, who, as a small business owner, knows the impact local businesses have on shaping a community. Haley was impressed by neighbors in Washington, DC who flew rainbow flags during Vice President Mike Pence’s temporary stay. He thought it was a positive and visible way for allies to stand up for their LGBT neighbors. “Dorchester businesses have been pro-LGBT with their support of DotOUT’s events year after year. South Boston and Dorchester are neighbors. It’s time for DotOUT to lend a hand to our neighbor. Providing free rainbow flags is our welcoming gesture to South Boston.”

 

The flags are available March 18 and will be distributed through a combined effort of neighborhood groups and residents. The group’s goal is for business and residences along the parade route to display the majority of flags for a visual display of #OneBoston and #StrongerTogether messaging popular on social media. South Boston residences and businesses are encouraged to display the flag during the parade regardless of their location. If interested in obtaining a flag, people can use the provided form at http://bit.ly/DotOUTRainbowFlag.

 

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DotOUT (http://www.dotout.org) is a grassroots, member driven organization committed to the ideals of acceptance, inclusion, fairness and equality. We believe in the strength of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (“GLBTQ”) community in Dorchester and recognize that together through our activism and neighborliness we can positively influence local opinion on issues that are relevant to us and our community.
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DotOUT Shares the Rainbow (Flag) on St Patrick’s Day

DotOUT steering committee members are giving away 100 free rainbow flags this week to South Boston businesses and residences to display during the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 19, 2017.  “The rainbow flag is a symbol of hope and pride for the LGBT community,” said DotOUT Vice President Matthew Duffy. “We’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support during the past week. When straight allies and neighbors fly the rainbow flag, they affirm their vision of an inclusive Boston.”

The idea for donating the flags began with DotOUT Treasurer Mark Haley, who, as a small business owner, knows the impact local businesses have on shaping a community.  Haley was impressed by neighbors in Washington, DC who flew rainbow flags during Vice President Mike Pence’s temporary stay. He thought it was a positive and visible way for allies to stand up for their LGBT neighbors. “Dorchester businesses have been pro-LGBT with their support of DotOUT’s events year after year. South Boston and Dorchester are neighbors. It’s time for DotOUT to lend a hand to our neighbor. Providing free rainbow flags is our welcoming gesture to South Boston.”

The flags are available March 18 and will be distributed through a combined effort of neighborhood groups and residents. The group’s goal is for business and residences along the parade route to display the majority of flags for a visual display of #OneBoston and #StrongerTogether messaging popular on social media. South Boston residences and businesses are encouraged to display the flag during the parade regardless of their location. If interested in obtaining a flag, people can use the provided form at http://bit.ly/DotOUTRainbowFlag.