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Come join America's largest LGBTQ+ Meetup!

The "Non-Scene" Friends is a place for the LGBTQ+ community to hang out in the Greater Boston Area, make friends, explore the city, and have fun doing a wide variety of activities typically separate from the gay bar "scene." We'd love for you to join the group and introduce yourself! We are welcome people of all ages(18+), genders, and sexual orientations. Transgender people are encouraged to join!

We have both online and in-person meetups (though may have a pause for in-person events during omicron). Online socials include speed-dating, speed friending, Queeraoke, and virtual game nights. Past in-person meetups include:

  • Eating Out
  • Standup/Improv
  • Escape Rooms
  • Board Games
  • Movies
  • Strawberry Picking
  • Hiking
  • Laser Tag
  • Ice Cream
  • And more!

We serve the Greater Boston area! We go by the definition of Greater Boston as defined by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

Ways you can help: If there is an event you'd like to see, talk to an organizer to try in make it happen! Even better, join the group as an event host. If you'd like to pitch in to keep the group going you can do so here.

Member Handbook
Learn more about the group's history, how to run an event, and all of our policies and procedures by reading our member handbook!


By clicking "join this group" and becoming a member, you agree to all of the rules and policies listed in the Member Handbook.

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The "Non-Scene" Friends (LGBTQ+) is fiscally sponsored by NOPI - Nonprofit Incubator, a program of NOPI INC, a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation, and 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 81-5089505. Learn more at

This group is operated by The "Non-Scene" Friends, a program of NOPI - Nonprofit Incubator (5/9/23)