WATCH THIS: Alec Baldwin Gets Schooled on Grindr and Scruff

Alec Baldwin and couple Toby and Brian on Alec Baldwin's Love Ride.

Alec Baldwin and couple Toby and Brian on Alec Baldwin’s Love Ride.

Let’s face it: Alec Baldwin hasn’t had the most glorious reputation within the gay community, especially after his rather grotesque homophobic Twitter rant back in 2013. However, on his new web series titled Alec Baldwin’s Love Ride, he recently provided some half-ass relationship advice to a rather adorable gay couple, and got schooled on the differences between Grindr and Scruff. Read more »

Will 1316 Walnut Street Be Denise Cohen’s New Lesbian Bar?

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Over the summer, we reported on what appeared to be failed plans for Denise Cohen, the former manager of now-shuttered Sisters Nightclub, to open a new lesbian bar. Her Indiegogo campaign to raise funds didn’t work out as planned, as she netted a mere 15% of her targeted goal.

However, G Philly has obtained a copy of an application for a liquor license at 1316 Walnut Street, at the old Hokkaido restaurant. The name on the license is none other than Denise Cohen’s.

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WATCH THIS: Longwood Gardens Transforms Into Christmas in Under Two Minutes

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It’s a magical and majestic holiday tradition for many people in the Philadelphia area: Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square puts on a killer Christmas light show, with a host of gorgeous trees, florals, and plants all decked out for the season.

But did you ever wonder how much work it takes to make all of the holiday grandeur come to life?

A time lapse video produced by the Longwood Gardens folks two years ago shows, in under two minutes, how a huge workforce transforms the iconic Conservatory into the Christmas wonderland everyone loves and adores. However, don’t be fooled: it isn’t as effortless as the video makes it look. In fact, the Gardens actually has to close down the Conservatory for two days so expert landscape artists can work around the clock to transform the space.

Take a look at the video below, and then take a trip over to Kennett Square to see it for yourself. The Conservatory re-opens on Thanksgiving Day for holiday explorers who want to get the first look.

Rachelle Lee Smith, Artist Behind Speaking OUT, on Displaying Queer Art on Broad Street

Rachelle Lee Smith

Rachelle Lee Smith

Chances are, you’ve seen Rachelle Lee Smith‘s work: you just haven’t realized it is hers.

If you’ve walked by the now abandoned Robbinson Luggage store on the corner of Broad and Walnut over the last few months, you’ve surely taken note of the plethora of pictures of LGBTQ youth in the windows. This pop-up project, which is part of Smith’s Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus, has brought her photography quite a bit of local attention. The aim of Smith’s photoessay is to, according to her, “open up minds, humanize the people who fall under the LGBTQ (and the list goes on) spectrum, and create empathy.” Read more »

International Sensation STOMP Returns to Philly for the Holidays

A scene from Stomp. Photo credit: Steve McNicholas

A scene from Stomp. Photo credit: Steve McNicholas

The international sensation STOMP is returning to Philly just in time for the holidays (and, just in time for great ticket gift giving). The high-energy percussion percussion show-down that defies explanation will be playing the Merriam Theatre from December 26-30, 2014.

Stomp originated as a UK street performance over 20 years ago that has since grown, and grown, and grown. Now, the show has played over 50 countries and has entertained more than 24 million people worldwide. Read more »

For Broadway’s Kecia Lewis, There’s No Business Like Show (Even When Her Knees Are Killing Her)

Kecia Lewis and Paige Faure in Cinderella.

Kecia Lewis and Paige Faure in Cinderella.

It’s the first day of the cold spell that rocked Philly, and I’m on the phone with Broadway’s Kecia Lewis as she is sitting under an umbrella and staring at a palm tree in Florida. Lewis, who will be heading to the Academy of Music to star as the Fairy Godmother in the iconic Rogers and Hammerstein musical Cinderellais literally taking the show on the road: she’s driving, with her son, Simon, and her dog, from city to city on her own for the duration of the show’s national tour. Riding cross-country was always one of her dreams, but, as she’s finding out, it isn’t a cakewalk. Read more »

Michael Sam on Coming Out Before the NFL Draft: “If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did.”

A preview of the GQ cover featuring Michael Sam.

A preview of the GQ cover featuring Michael Sam.

Out athlete Michael Sam graces the cover of the GQ “Men of the Year” issue, out on newsstands nationwide November 25, where he gives a candid interview about his childhood, his coming out, and all of that horrible locker room reporting. We have a preview of some of the more poignant moments of Sam’s interview with GQ writer Andrew Corsello. Read more »

Things To Do In Philly on Black Friday That Don’t Involve Shopping

Black Friday

If waiting in line at Best Buy for a $100 flat screen television is your idea of a nightmare, don’t fear. We’ve rounded up some of the best events for everyone in the Philadelphia region on Black Friday that don’t involve a single shopping bag or cash register line.



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