On February 19, 1994, Boston’s Winter Garden was filled with hundreds of sharply dressed partygoers. The crowd was there for more than a good time, however – attendees had come out to raise money for Fenway Health at the first ever Fenway Men’s Event.

This yearly celebration of philanthropy and community soon became one of the hottest nights out for Boston’s LGBT community and its allies. A quarter of a century later, thousands gather each year to dine, dance, and support the lifesaving mission of Fenway Health.

1st Men’s Event
Date: 2/19/1994
Location: Winter Garden
Co-Chairs: Manny Berger, Michael O’Hagan
Awardees: Randy Price (local), Rod & Bob Jackson-Paris (national)

2nd Men’s Event
Date: 3/12/1995
Location: Tremont House Hotel
Co-Chairs: Brian Glaser, Terry Keane
Awardees: Jonathan Scott (local), Greg Louganis (national)

3rd Men’s Event
Date: 3/3/1996
Location: Tremont House Hotel
Co-Chairs: Jonathan Goode, Richard Giglio
Awardees: Gary Bailey (local), Harvey Fierstein (national)

4th Men’s Event
Date: 3/2/1997
Location: Copley Plaza
Co-Chairs: Arnold Sapenter, Frank Scarpaci
Awardees: Harry Collings (local), Dan Butler (national)

5th Men’s Event
Date: 3/1/1998
Location: Copley Plaza
Co-Chairs: Craig Caldwell, Peter Nee
Awardees: Gary Daffin (local), Steven Wilson (local), Tony Kushner (national)

6th Men’s Event
Date: 3/6/1999
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Kevin Vine, Oz Mondejar
Awardee: GBBC

7th Men’s Event
Date: 3/18/2000
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Wendell Chestnut, David Eaton
Awardee: The Honorable Jarrett T. Barrios

8th Men’s Event
Date: 3/10/2001
Location: Westin Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Skip Hughes, Doug Spencer
Awardee: Gary Burton

9th Men’s Event
Date: 3/9/2002
Location: Westin Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Craig Caldwell, Andre Campagna, David Breen
Awardee: Chris Beckman, MTV Personality

10th Men’s Event
Date: 3/29/2003
Location: Westin Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Jeff Coakley, Philip Finch
Awardee: The Honorable David N. Cicilline

11th Men’s Event
Date: 3/13/2004
Location: Westin Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Sean Harrington, Michael Istvanko
Awardee: The Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson

12th Men’s Event
Date: 3/12/2005
Location: Westin Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Marco De Thomasis, Norman Johnson
Awardees: David Collins, Michael Williams, creators of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

 

13th Men’s Event
Date: 3/11/2006
Location: Westin Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Scott Lavertu, John Pitfield
Awardee: Reverend Peter Gomes

14th Men’s Event
Date: 3/10/2007
Location: Westin Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Dennis Duffy, Stephen Earheart
Awardee: Ronald M. Ansin

15th Men’s Event
Date: 3/1/2008
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: John J. Buckey, A. Joseph Castellana
Awardee: Senator Edward M. Kennedy

16th Men’s Event
Date: 4/4/2009
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: John Basile, David W. Brown, James Lopata
Awardee: Andrew Tobias

17th Men’s Event
Date: 4/10/2010
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Rich Gardner, Ben Perkins, John Prince
Awardee: Lt. Dan Choi

18th Men’s Event
Date: 4/9/2011
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Jim Liddell, James R. Seligman, DMD, Richard Taranto
Awardee: Dr. Kenneth H. Mayer

19th Men’s Event
Date: 3/3/2012
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Jeff Dugan, Scott Kearnan, David Zimmerman
Awardee: Representative Barney Frank

20th Men’s Event
Date: 3/9/2013
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Brandon O. Smith, Matt White, John Winterle, DMD
Awardee: Mark Solomon

21st Men’s Event
Date: 4/26/2014
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Joseph Caputo, Robert Krasow, Matthew Thompson
Awardee: The Honorable Thomas M. Menino

22nd Men’s Event
Date: 2/28/2015
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Justin Isaac, Brian Ramos, Joblin Younger
Awardee: James Morgrage

23rd Men’s Event
Date: 3/19/2016
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Ryan Gosser, Stephen Martyak, Raul Medina
Awardee: Douglas M. Brooks

24th Men’s Event
Date: 3/11/2017
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: Steve Dyer, Ryan Gosser, and Maurice Maxie
Awardees: The Hat Sisters

25th Men’s Event
Date: 3/10/2018
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Co-Chairs: John Basile, Andy Huang, Gregg Snyder
Awardees: Gov. Deval Patrick

25th Mens Event