Every Friday I round up the best shots from some of #GayPhilly’s most clickable Instagram hams. This week, the Living Tiffany Lamp edition. Keep scrolling, you’ll see what I mean.
Philebrity founder Joey Sweeney’s new music video is about as literal as it comes. In “Records and Coffee,” he putzes around the city buying records and drinking coffee. He slaps his knee when he sings about knees (we actually have a GIF of that above), and you better believe he goes down when he sings “falling down heart broken.” The one thing we can’t figure out, though, is the weird CGI bird around 1:40. Wha?!
UPDATE [4/18/2014, 11:41 a.m.]: Wow, y’all must like wine as much as I do. Those tickets went fast. Congrats to reader Veronica. Sorry to the rest of you, but, remember, you can still get tickets at a discounted rate with the promo code “TICKET15.”
Philadelphia magazine’s Wine + Food Festival kicks off at the swanky Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum on May 10th with an afternoon of Philly-centric nibbles, and samplings of over 600 vinos from around the globe, and Ticket‘s been given a pair of, er, tickets to give away to our lush-y readers.
Big ups to Philadelphia Gay News (PGN) reporter Timothy Cwiek, who won the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Investigative Reporting award for his coverage of the homicide of transgender woman Nizah Morris. Cwiek had been covering the story, which yet to be solved, for 11 years. More from PGN:
Morris sustained a head injury Dec. 22, 2002, shortly after receiving a police courtesy ride in Center City Philadelphia. She died days later. For more than 11 years, Cwiek has pressed law-enforcement and city officials for transparency with case records, filing several Right to Know Law requests. His dedication to the case is largely credited with securing a reopened investigation by the city’s civilian-oversight committee, which last year issued a report calling the investigation “appalling” and urging state and federal probes.
Cwiek has been a PGN staffer since the late 1970s. He said the passion of Morris’ family and friends has kept him committed to the case. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by this distinguished organization,” Cwiek said. “If my coverage of the Morris case plays any role in securing a proper investigation, I’ll be very gratified.”
Read more of PGN’s profile on Cwiek — and the Norris case — here.
There are so many good new LGBT flicks on Netflix instant streaming this month, including recent QFest favorites G.B.F. and Geography Club, and James Franco’s sweaty, much-talked-about Interior. Leather Bar. Here, I round up those and six others for your queue, with trailers, Netflix descriptions and links to their streaming pages. Happy gay movie-ing!
This afternoon straight allies and MontCo lawmakers State Rep. Steve McCarter and Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes met at the court house in Montgomery County for a good old-fashioned marriage rally.
Netflix released a new Orange is the New Black trailer today that features new prisoners, frightened former nuns, and all kinds of other things that have us on the edge of our seats for its June 6 premiere. Check it out below.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t open in the U.S. until May 2, but an early release in the U.K. has fans abuzz — not because of the film’s, but because a mysterious post-credits scene features a sequence from the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.