6 Gay Things to Do This Week
Eleanor Roosevelt, To Wong Foo, sex jokes, and more.
A Major Step Toward a Cure
Temple researchers eliminate HIV virus from cultured human cells.
LAST NIGHT: Our Night Out
At the Four Seasons, thank you very much
PHOTOS: Sand Blast 2014
Atlantic City was super gay this weekend.
Researchers at Temple University say they have “designed a way to permanently rid human cells of HIV-1 in a laboratory setting,” making this the first time any such procedure has been successfully accomplished.
Yesterday evening the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund teamed up with the Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League (who will be making history in October when they host Gay Bowl XIV, the championship tournament for the National Gay Flag Football League) to welcome guests at the oh-so-swanky Four Seasons Hotel for the monthly Our Night Out LGBT networking event. Attendees at this Our Night Out were treated to a gorgeous outdoor patio, plenty of cocktails, and lots of summer-evening fun. We were there to snap some shots that captured the night perfectly.
Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Grant Shea. Mr. Shea works for the City of Philadelphia as an emergency planner. He is also a volunteer with the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF.)
Last Five Man Crush Mondays:
This weekend, the gays took over Atlantic City with the annual circuit party Sand Blast. Attendance was high, primarily for the boys, with lots of muscle heads that hailed from all over the U.S. We were there for most of the weekend to catch all the action. Check out these snaps from the main event, a beach party on Saturday that brought out lots of hotties from near and far.
Every Friday I round up the best shots from some of #GayPhilly’s most double-tappable Instagram hams. Think of it as our big gay society page. This week, we’re tickling your funny bone with the photos that made us giggle.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, and try, and try, and try, and try again. Not a bad matra to live by—unless, of course, you’re Theresa Santai-Gaffney, who seems to be stopping at nothing to make sure we lose our right to marry.
A new brand of concert is hitting Philadelphia this weekend: Created and led by local performance artist , the raw (LOTF) shines a spotlight on the folks living “on the fringe of society.” Dubbed as a “multimedia concert for adults,” is performance art that seeks to challenge, educate, and empower.
The Huffington Post reports that the Malaysian plane that was downed yesterday in Ukraine contained about 100 World Health Organization staffers who were on their way to a conference on AIDS in Melbourne, Australia. The International AIDS Society, which organized the event, released this message:
The International AIDS Society (IAS) today expresses its sincere sadness at receiving news that a number of colleagues and friends en route to attend the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place in Melbourne, Australia, were on board the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight that has crashed over Ukraine earlier today.
At this incredibly sad and sensitive time the IAS stands with our international family and sends condolences to the loved ones of those who have been lost to this tragedy.
It’s a tragedy. Head over to HuffPo to learn more about the victims, including Former IAS president Joep Lange, and avid AIDS campaigner Pim de Kuijer.