Every hump day, a Philly woman shares her local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, ally Colleen McDermott, owner and officiant of Marry Me Philadelphia (MMP), a service that happily performs same-sex unions in Philly and beyond.
My name is Colleen McDermott and these are my local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday.
Stacey “Flygirrl” Wilson
Stacey is awesome. She creates fantastic, unique art and also throws some of the best real hip-hop parties in the region. Stacey isn’t afraid to be herself. All women should look up to her.
This lady is an aspiring singer and actress. She started out as a client of MMP, and then was hired as an officiant. Tina is super-smart, stylish and extra ballsy. She does things her way, and isn’t afraid to follow her dreams. Currently, she is in Africa performing with her band.
Christan is not just my favorite bartender but one of my favorite people. She is smart, pretty, funny and all-around awesome. She is a wonderful friend, and a beloved school-teacher.
Heather is a wonderful photographer and world traveler. She recently toured Europe right after her return from Thailand. She’s beautiful inside and out. Gotta respect a woman who isn’t afraid to chase her dreams and make them a reality.
Not only is Dana gorgeous, but, as owner of Beautiful Brides Philly, she is a successful and savvy business woman here in the city. I admire Dana, because she’s got what it takes to stand out in the industry, and has become Philadelphia’s go-to wedding-day make-up artist.
Share your Woman Crush Wednesday!
Here are the rules: (1) Name five to 10 ladies you’re crushing on (2) You and all women involved must be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Woman Crush Wednesdays
Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Philly Mag contributor and all-around opera gay Bryan Buttler.
When I was asked to come up with my #MCM picks, I was going to select wild, crazy fantasy dudes. That was curbed when I was told everyone had to be local. So, here’s a toast to making things utterly awkward the next time I pass one of these guys on Walnut Street.
I met Ethan while working on a piece about an ActionAIDS benefit he was coordinating. I’ve subsequently been at several events with him. Besides being handsome as anything, he always takes the time to introduce me to his co-workers and friends, which makes him a total gentleman in my book.
I am totally an opera and classical music freak, and Yannick, the chief conductor and music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra, is the epitome of what I find to be sexy: He’s insanely talented, super attractive, and if you’ve seen him lead an orchestra, his passion is indescribable. Oh, and he can rock a little black suit like nobody’s business.
“Straight” Starbucks Barista
This barista, who floats between several different Starbucks locations, has talked about a girlfriend in the past, but I’m not so sure about all that. Lately he greets me by saying, “Hey, Baby!” And the kicker is that he constantly compliments me on my columns for G Philly. I’ll take a venti cup of that any day, thank you very much.
Warren is one of the smartest people I know, and that alone is sexy as all heck. We met several years ago, and most recently I profiled his new book, The Great White Way, for G Philly. (I’m even giving him a shameless plug!) He’s a great writer, a smart speaker, and can reference Elaine Stritch flawlessly.
Eric Thomas and Antoine Martinez-Jones, Philadelphia Theater Company Martini Thursday Co-Hosts
My pal Eric Thomas has a creative and totally twisted mind, and I love it. Whenever I have an artistic quandary, he gives the most profound/sassy advice. He recently teamed up with Philadelphia Theater Company, and cute-as-a-button (and musically talented) bartender Antoine Martinez-Jones to host Martini Thursdays at the theater. The environment they’ve created is awesome — it feels like home. Plus, nothing beats getting tipsy on a Thursday so you can start contemplating your next #MCM picks (while possibly meeting some new ones to add to your list.)
Submit your Man Crush Monday!
Here are the rules: (1) Name five to 10 guys you’re crushing on, and tell us why they have your heart aflutter (2) You and all men involved have to be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to email@example.com.
Last Five Man Crush Mondays:
Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Jeremiah Downes, who you may recognize as the music director and headliner at the Walnut Supper Club.
Last Five Man Crush Mondays:
Every hump day, a Philly woman shares her local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, we’re killing two birds by introducing G Philly‘s brand new reporter, Christina Ferraz. See who she’s crushing on in the slideshow below:
My name is Christina Ferraz, and these are my picks for Woman Crush Wednesday.
This photographer of Philly's famed Cutn Paste parties describes herself as “butch femme.” (Um, excuse me while I drool all over myself.) You can catch her taking pretty pictures of you and your friends every first Friday of the month at The Bike Stop.
Precolumbian, also known as Chaska Sofia, is known around the world for creating madness on the dancefloor, but she's keeping her finger on the pulse of Philly, too. Locally, she inspires change in the community as a Leeway Transformation activist, and this Saturday she's launching "SELENA!," a free monthly queer dance party at Dahlak Paradise. Trust me — one spin on the dancefloor and you’ll fall in love with Chaska, too. (Photo credit: tinker coalescing)
When she’s not wreaking havoc in roller derby skates, you can find Megan fundraising for local nonprofit Women Against Abuse. No matter which world of hers you’re in, it’s clear she runs the show. That’s so hot! #bestillmyheart
I’m a sapiosexual, so intelligent women are my weakness. Sometimes when this gorgeous UPenn Ph.D. talks to me I forget how to speak English. Can you blame me, though?
Education specialist at the Attic Youth Center by day and MMA fighter by night, Evan fights tirelessly for justice — but don’t let her sharp wit and quick feet intimidate you. She’s always the first to crack a joke and the last to stop laughing. A fighter with a heart of gold? That's what I call a knockout.
Recent Woman Crush Wednesdays
Share your Woman Crush Wednesday! Here are the rules: (1) Name three to five ladies you’re crushing on (2) You and all women involved must be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Philly film critic and author of the recently published Directory of World Cinema: Argentina, Gary M. Kramer.
Submit your Man Crush Monday! Here are the rules: (1) You have to name three to five guys you’re crushing on (2) You and all men involved have to be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to email@example.com.
Recent Man Crush Mondays:
Similar to our Man Crush Monday feature, Philly ladies share their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday (#wcw). Today, Sara Ann Kelly PR maven Sara Ann Kelly.
Want to share your Woman Crush Wednesday? Here are the rules: (1) You have to name three to five ladies you’re crushing on (2) You and all women involved have to be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sure, when it comes to dating, everyone likes a little mystery, but let’s face it, mystery gets in the way of letting you get down. Here, we provide a space for Philadelphia gay men to spill the beans on all the guys they’re crushing on. Think of it as a missed connection but all gay and all out-on-the-table. Today: Philly Mag contributor — and one of our city’s busiest, smiliest gadabouts — Alexander Kacala.
Want to shareyour Man Crush Monday? Here are the rules: (1) You have to name three to five guys you’re crushing on (2) You and all men involved have to be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to email@example.com.
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Sure, when it comes to dating, everyone likes a little mystery, but let’s face it, mystery gets in the way of letting you get down. Here, we provide a space for Philadelphia gay men to spill the beans on all the guys they’re crushing on. Think of it as a missed connection but all gay and all out on the table.
To kick if off, G Philly contributors are going to share their crushes. First up: 22-year-old reporter, and Temple University senior Brandon Baker.
Want to take part in Man Crush Monday? Here are the rules: (1) You have to name three to five guys you’re crushing on (2) You and all men involved have to be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
My coming out story is …
My friend Danielle. I decided to tell her I was gay at a football game, in which she responded, “So that’s why you’ll never make out with me!” It was sobering to have that moment met with a laugh and a smile. My mom responded similarly, telling me it didn’t matter as long as I found love.
If I’m checking out a guy, chances are he has …
Beautiful eyes. It’s all about eye contact for me. That reveals a lot about a person. Also, pecs are kind of my thing. So there is that, too.
My worst date was …
Someone took me out for ice cream and then told me 15 minutes in he had purchased a hotel room. Ummmm … no. It was the shortest date ever. I’d say 20 minutes in total — enough time to finish my ice cream!
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Noe shows off his tightest black undies. Photo by Jim Graham.
My coming-out story is …
Sitting at dinner with my mother and suddenly telling her I was gay. She left the table, went to her bedroom, and I thought, She will never talk to me again. After a couple of hours she came out and said, “You are my son and I will love you no matter what.”
If I’m checking a guy out, chances are he has …
An athletic body, big arms, wide shoulders, thick legs, a nice butt, dark hair, big eyes, and a killer, mischievous smile.
I feel sexy wearing …
Briefs. The smaller the better.
I think love is …
Like a tree that you have to nurse and water every day if you want to keep it alive. When you stop watering the tree, it dies. You cannot expect to get love if you don’t give love.
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