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.
Philly Black Pride, Clubhaus, Weird Beard Revue and more gay to-dos.
Win Tickets to See Cher
The gay icon is coming to the Wells Fargo Center on April 28th.
Lea DeLaria to Perform at Elixr Gala 2014
and more on Mazzoni's annual fundraiser.
Student Pushes for Temple’s First LGBT Resource Center
Michael Busza has a goal before he graduates in May.
Philly Black Gay Pride (PBGP) gets a soft launch this weekend with A Night in Rio, a pageant show at the Adrienne Theater to find Mr. and Mrs. Black Gay Pride 2014. The rest of the festivities, themed “Love, Laugh, Live,” continue through Sunday, April 27th with a variety of events to celebrate black culture.
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.
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:
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.