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Boston's Guerrilla Queer Bar launched in 2007 with a simple question: why shouldn't gays be able to experience every bar in Boston the same comfortable way that straight people do? So, on the first Friday of every month, we would get a few friends together and head to a bar. Pretty soon the gay gossip networks were twittering and hundreds of LGBTQs were showing up. And then, in 2011, Boston Magazine chose us as the best gay bar in Boston. And in 2012, they chose us again. The funny thing is that we're still not a bar.

Eventually we thought, "Why just bars? Shouldn't gay people be able to experience the whole city in the same way? And why just Boston?" So in 2012 we re-launched as The Welcoming Committee, a nationwide community of LGBT people ready to experience the entire world in an outrageously comfortable way. We just expanded to Philadelphia. And pretty soon we'll be in more cities. But don't worry, GQB is still going strong and getting stronger, the first Friday of every month. Get on the list to find out where we're going next.