LAST NIGHT: Photos From Our Night Out at The Four Seasons Hotel

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Yesterday evening the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund teamed up with the Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League (who will be making history in October when they host Gay Bowl XIV, the championship tournament for the National Gay Flag Football League) to welcome guests at the oh-so-swanky Four Seasons Hotel for the monthly Our Night Out LGBT networking event. Attendees at this Our Night Out were treated to a gorgeous outdoor patio, plenty of cocktails, and lots of summer-evening fun. We were there to snap some shots that captured the night perfectly.



Everything You Need to Know About Who Will Join Whoopi and Rosie on The View?

"Don't even think about bringing back Hasselbeck."

“Don’t even think about bringing back Hasselbeck.”

After last week’s announcement that the ever-opinionated Rosie O’Donnell will be returning to daytime television’s The View, there’s been heavy speculation about who will join her and Whoopi Goldberg on the roundtable. Joy Behar, one of the former co-hosts, suggested on an interview with Don Lemon of CNN that the show is “going for fireworks rather than camaraderie.”  And, boy, if any of the rumors are true, there will be explosions!

We rounded up some of the most talked-about co-host rumors, plus added in a few picks of our own. In short, it’s everything you need to know about who’ll sit next to Whoopi and Rosie (and what kind of shit-talking will start from day one of the new season.)



Josh Schonewolf Presents “Once You Go Black,” Local Bloggers Call It Racist

once you go blackJosh Schonewolf presents … racism?!

That’s what a pair of local bloggers are claiming after marketing materials for his upcoming event “Once You Go Black” recall images from the American minstrel show era, and include a few questionable choice of words. (We obtained the original promotional poster—since removed due to the public’s reaction—pictured left.)

Besides the obvious artistic styling of the poster, what seems to have caught the attention of critics are the phrases “Feat. some of Philly’s most innovative sparkly black performers,” and “You know, the girl you see on the street corner talking about, ‘Yo man, I saw one them thangs walking down the street.’” The title of the event alone, “Once You Go Black,” is a direct reference to the hyper-sexualization of men and women of color.

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Joan Rivers Can Say Whatever the @$%* She Wants!

Joan Rivers

In 1967, Joan Rivers performed on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Her act, although amazingly mild to today’s standards, was groundbreaking for a female comic in the ’60s: Women just didn’t talk about this sort of stuff:

Fast-forward to 2014: Joan Rivers is 81 years old and she keeps talking about things that most people wouldn’t dare think, never mind say.  She hosts Fashion Police weekly on E! and has her own reality show, Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on WEtv.  She has her own line of clothing and jewelry on QVC.  She’s won Emmys and has been nominated for Tonys.  In other words, girlfriend has put in her damn time.  She’s literally the reason why Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, and a host of  other gay-loved comediennes, have careers. Read more »

Man Crush Monday: Joseph Hallman

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Grammy-nominated composer Joseph Hallman. His work has been featured both at home and abroad. When not writing or travelling, He works at University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater, and teaches at Drexel. He believes heartily in the continued development of Philly’s arts and cultures market. He is also decidedly single.



Last Five Man Crush Mondays:

Third Circuit Court Rejects Appeal of PA Gay Marriage Equality Ruling

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It’s official: We can say goodbye to any attempt to overturn Pennsylvania’s marriage equality ruling.

Today, a Third Circuit Court rejected Schuylkill County Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffne’s attempted appeal of U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III’s historic May 2014 ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Today’s decision states that Santai-Gaffine had no real reason to file the claim, as she was not harmed by the May 2014 ruling. In other words, her case was thrown out due to lack of standing.

The rejection of Santai-Gaffne’s case by the Third Circuit seems to put the nail in the coffin, so to speak, on the ban of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.

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