Oh, Whitney was right: Crack is whack, baby! She would have rather smoked some herb, at least according to female impersonator Carl Max (AKA Weedney Houston) and local activist N.A. Poe. They’ve put together a new music video, “The Greatest Herb of All,” featuring a rendition of Ms. Houston’s fabulous song. Read more »
"The greatest drug of all just happens to be weed."
All-Nude Stripper Party
There's one this Saturday at Sansom Street Gym.
…the Pope visited the Gayborhood?
Dining With the Divas
A new monthly drag brunch kicks off at Hard Rock Cafe.
The BuffBoyzz have been around town for a few months now, but this coming Saturday, the promoters are throwing what they call “Philly’s first EVER BuffBoyzz all nude party” at Sansom Street Gym. Read more »
Last week, the Pope’s Philadelphia itinerary was announced, and, surprise, surprise: Gay Philly was nowhere to be found. We started to think: What if the Pope went on a tour of the Gayborhood and experienced some of the signature gay experiences in our city? With that in mind, we came up with our own fabulous visual itinerary for when his holiness comes to town, including stops at UBar, a Stonewall dodgeball game, drag performances, and a Stimulus party.
This past Saturday, July 4th, all eyes were on Philadelphia’s gay community as they hosted a 50th Anniversary LGBT Civil Rights celebration, including a reenactment of the first Annual Reminders protest and a star-studded commemoration outside of Independence Hall. We scouted our Instagram followers to find some of our fans sharing great shots throughout the afternoon’s festivities. Below, in no particular moment, are some of our favorite pictures (we do have to give a big shout-out to GALAEI for capturing some amazing moments of the protest). Read more »
Artist and author Rachelle Lee Smith, known for her popular work Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus, will be giving a free talk this evening at the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Read more »
When I interviewed Philly Jesus last year, there was a part of me that felt kind of bad for him: Clearly, here was a guy who had some real problems in the past with drugs (he’ll openly admit that to you) who was trying as best as he could to turn his life around. I’m not sure what donning a white robe, growing his hair out, and walking around city posing as Jesus is doing for him, but, in his mind, he seemed to have thought that he was promoting something good. If he wasn’t hurting anyone, all the more power to him. Read more »
Caitlyn Jenner has become more vocal on Twitter over the last week, and her followers have clearly taken note.
Yesterday, Jenner sent out a picture of the American flag to celebrate July 4th, and included a caption that was a play on Lee Greenwood’s song “God Bless the U.S.A.:”
Happy 4th of July! Proud to be an American … where at least I am free to be me. pic.twitter.com/MDAPve5B7C
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) July 4, 2015
This morning, the National Constitution Center, William Way Community Center, and the DMH Fund hosted a very touching private tour of their exhibit “Speaking Out for Equality” for several of the original “gay pioneers,” John James, Paul Kuntzler, Randy Wicker, and Ada Bello. William Way’s Executive Director Chris Bartlett provided a curated walk through of the moving collection at the Constitution Center, while James, Kuntzler, and Wicker gave insightful comments about the exhibit. We were there to capture some of the really wonderful moments of the event.