17 Gay Philly Nightlight Events for August 2015

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If you’re looking for a way to stay cool this August, we rounded up 17 hot nightlife events and shows that might not provide the chill you are looking for, but will be fun nonetheless. There’s something for just about everyone, from grooming get togethers to a Pulp Fiction-themed dance party. Enjoy!

Vixens and Vagabonds Queer and Kinky Cabaret’s Roadtrip: Join the burlesque and drag troupe as they say farewell to one of their own members. Saturday, August 1st, 8 pm, $10-12, Tabu, 200 South 12th Street

6 Appeal!: This weekly burlesque show will feature performances by Mika Romantic, Nikki Malicious, and Shia D. Monday, August 3rd, 9 pm, $5, Pennsylvania 6, 114 South 12th Street

Back to the 80s: Tavern on Camac invites you to a time when MTV actually played videos. The evening will feature music from Pet Shop Boys, Madonna, the Go-Gos, and more. Wednesday, August 5th, 9 pm, pay as you go, Tavern On Camac, 243 South Camac Street Read more »

Daily News Editorial on Gay Scouting is So Out of Touch, It’s Gone With the Wind


Christine Flowers, a writer over at the Daily News, must have watched one too many movies from the late ’30s (and had one too many boxes of wine) before writing the downright absurd “Scouts and Gay Leaders: From Slip Knots to Slippery Slopes,” a piece that ran on Philly.com this morning about the Boy Scouts’ revised policy that allows openly gay leaders. In part, you have to feel bad (really, really bad) for people like Ms. Flowers who have this type of archaic belief system because, news flash: It’s vanished. Read more »

PHOTOS: Our Night Out at The Shambles at Headhouse

There’s a reason why Our Night Out was named our “Best Gay Night Out” for 2015: The crowd who showed up to Wednesday’s event at South Street’s Shambles at Headhouse had to be pretty committed to mingle, given the absurdly high temperatures outside. It looks like everyone adapted well, wearing short-sleeves (or tank tops) and enjoying the cool sips offered by Brauhaus Schmitz. The evening’s festivities benefitted Philly AIDS Thrift, who was on hand with information about their new HIV Testing Center. If you’re bummed you missed this month’s event, sign up now for the August 6th Our Night Out at Morgan’s Pier.

Some Reasons Behind Philly’s STI Problem

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The headlines have been screaming: Philly has a STD/STI problem (more on the difference between both abbreviations later). But why?

The chatter has always been present amongst the community, but headlines from The Advocate and our own Citified blog have brought the discussion to the forefront. The catalyst? A RentApplication.com “app” that essentially lets users see “how bad the STDs”are  in a given city. Montgomery, Alabama is the top city, which isn’t a surprise: At a conference I attended earlier in the spring, I sat through a sobering presentation on maternal mortality rates, and tales of the lack of health care access in several Southern states were deeply disturbing.

But Philly is a major metropolitan area. How did the City of Brotherly Love (no puns intended) rank in the top four most concentrated STI areas in the country? Read more »

PHOTOS: GayFest 2015 Preview

The play about killer lesbian secretaries is right up my alley!

This year’s GayFest, Philadelphia’s LGBTQ theater festival, is presenting a wide assortment of theatrical delights for all tastes. We previewed the 2015 line-up back in June of this year, and hot off the presses are some great production shots of the four main stage productions.

We also have some scoop on the August 7th opening night party, which will feature food from Cosi, Tria, and Cake and the Beanstalk. There will also be a series of prizes including a subscription to the Wilma Theater’s 2015-16 season, tickets at Theatre Exile and InterAct Theatre Company, admissions to Longwood Gardens and the National Constitution Center, a tour for 6 of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s private collections, gift cards at Tria, Cake and the Beanstalk, ICandy, and Tavern on Camac, free printing of 500 business cards, plus a male and female haircut from Charlie Salon.

For more information on the festival, or to purchase tickets, visit the Quince Productions webpage.

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