In our fall issue, we named Temple’s One of the Guys our favorite local gay web series, but now they’re being recognized on a national stage, too. The Emmy Foundation’s 2014 National College Television Award nominations were just announced, and the series is in the running the Best Series prize.
PHOTOS: HRC Philadelphia Region Gala Dinner
HughE Dillon shares snaps of the snazzy (and handsome!) guests.
My Interview With Rosie O’Donnell
The outspoken star sounds off on Ellen at the Oscars, her health issues and Adele Dazeem.
PHOTOS: G Philly‘s LGBT Flower Show Party
HughE Dillon shares some snaps from the fab affair.
PHOTOS: 10 Arts Oscar Viewing Party
It's safe to say this was the best-dressed Oscars event in town.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) held it’s annual Philadelphia Region Gala Dinner on Saturday. Philly native and HRC Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs Tom O’Donnell served as the speaker for the evening, welcoming Philly State Rep. Brian Sims as special guest. Other notable honorees and performers that evening included 30 Rock star Maulik Pancholy, who received the 2014 Visibility Award, out country singer Steve Grand, and ’90s pop diva Crystal Waters. The evening began with a cocktail party, and an impressive silent auction featuring everything from dinner at a Stephen Star restaurant to signed footballs and trips abroad. Then guests enjoyed dinner and the program in Millennium Hall, followed by an after-party at Voyeur.
Eighties pop star, gay icon and the karma chameleon himself, Boy George, is coming to Philadelphia‘s TLA on April 18th to promote his latest album, This is What I Do, and we’ve got five pairs of tickets to give away!
The album is a comeback of sorts for the singer-songwriter, who recently announced he’s on track to beating a longtime drug and alcohol addiction. He’s looking great, sounding fabulous, and the new album — the first all-new studio work since 1995′s Cheapness and Beauty — is getting solid reviews. The Guardian actually called it “the comeback of 2013.”
To win tickets to the show, fill in your name and email in the box below. Each day around 5 p.m. I will randomly choose a winner and email them with info on how to pick up their tickets. Entries get wiped out daily, so be sure to submit every day. You can find details about the show here.
Still reeling from the hype they received being commentators for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, figure skating champs Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers in a sketch where they offer hilarious commentary on everyday skaters at Rockefeller Center. Hilarious.
Every Friday we roundup the best shots from some of Philly’s most celebrated LGBT Instagram hams. This week: shots that are gradually spring-inspiring, plus someone got bitch-slapped on Ash Wednesday.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is throwing its annual Philadelphia Region Gala Dinner this weekend, with a pretty impressive lineup of speakers and talent. Philly native and HRC Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs Tom O’Donnell will serve as the speaker for the evening, welcoming Philly State Rep. Brian Sims as special guest. It’s the entertainment that’s got my ears perked up, though.
PA Senator Pat Toomey “Hasn’t Given Any Thought” to Whether Hotels Should Be Able to Kick Out Gay People
Last year, PA Republican Senator Pat Toomey stood on the right side of history when he joined nine other GOP lawmakers in voting “yes” on ENDA, a bill that bans discrimination toward gays in the workplace. But for some reason he can’t make up his mind if LGBT discrimination is okay in other places. Check this out, from Salon:
Asked Thursday morning whether it should be legal for a hotel to turn away a couple because they’re gay, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey told Salon, “I haven’t given that any thought.” Salon’s question was one of several asked by reporters as Toomey walked to his car following an address to the Conservative Political Action Conference. As Salon and other outlets attempted to ask follow-up questions, Toomey told the crowd, “Have a nice day. Take care.”
Come on, Mr. Toomey, the right side [of history] is the best side.
On March 30th, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) will honor six local LGBTers and allies at its eighth annual HEROES event. The affair was created by DVLF to pay tribute to “youth, adults, non-profits, straight-allies & businesses who have bold ideas, act with selfless intention, are admired for their integrity, and are regarded as courageous in advancing the equality of the [region's] LGBTQ community.”
Those being awarded are mega gay rights advocate Mel Heifetz (Lifetime Achievement), Philly State Representative Brian Sims (Community HERO), pro-marriage fighting MontCo Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes (Straight Ally HERO), Donald Jackson (Youth HERO), the City of Brotherly Love Softball League (Non-Profit Organization HERO), and Philly iconic gay bookstore Giovanni’s Room (Business/Corporation HERO).
The awards will be handed out at a brunch on May 30th in the Lafayette Ballroom of the Hotel Monaco. For more information and tickets go to dvlf.org.
I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for all the best new gay movies on Netflix streaming, and I’ve come up with a pretty good list. Notables? Capote, starring the recently deceased Phillip Seymour Hoffman; Looking‘s Jonathan Groff stars in C.O.G., a film based on a short story by gay humorist David Sedaris; and the critically acclaimed Blue is the Warmest Color. Check out the full list below, with trailers, links to streaming pages, and descriptions.