“On May 15, 2018, the official LGBT ministry Out at St. Paul, located at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City, will host a ‘Rooftop Social’ at gay sports bar Boxers in Hell’s Kitchen. According to Out at St. Paul:
Please join us for an OSP social on Tuesday, May 15, at Boxers Hell’s Kitchen. This is a great opportunity to catch up with your old friends in the OSP community and to meet new friends as well. Please join us, especially if you are a newcomer to the OSP community! All are welcome.
Boxers regularly features viewing parts of ‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race,’ theme dance parties, and shirtless bartenders. One female tourist offered her impression of Boxers on Yelp:
We went here accidentally after hearing music blast from the doors. Curious as to what it was, we peeked in and discovered a whole new world. It was jam packed with men and women alike [more men than women ofc] and there was a well bodied man shaking his booty like Beyonce on stage. His undies were so low, I thought something might slip. Soon the dance floor filled up in front of him and everyone started dancing the night away.
This is not the first time Out at St. Paul has held meetings at gay bars. On March 22, 2017, Out at St. Paul hosted a ‘Spring Social’ at the Hell’s Kitchen gay bar Bottoms Up. Then, again, on January 31, 2018, they hosted their ‘Winter Social’ at the Rise gay bar in Hell’s Kitchen. The Rise bar is a well known gay bar in Manhattan that is often included on lists ranking the best gay bars in New York City.
In the past, Out at St. Paul sponsored and promoted a Mass at the site of the Stonewall Riots, ‘countertraditions’ to Adam and Eve, and ‘Christian’ theories in support of same-sex marriage.”