State LGBT Groups Get Behind Philly Lt. Governor Candidate Mike Stack

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A host of state LGBT organizations this week have endorsed Philadelphia State Senator Mike Stack‘s run for Lieutenant Governor. Among them is Philly’s Liberty City Democrats (LCDC), Pittsburgh’s Steel City Stonewall Democrats, and the Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Philadelphia (GSPC), which released a statement saying Stack, “has a strong organization, strong ties to our community, and has been instrumental to moving bits of progressive legislation through a government largely controlled by people who demonize our community.”

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Brian Sims Almost Makes Out
Power 50 List

BRIAN_SIMSX350Yesterday Out magazine unveiled its 2014 picks for its annual Power 50 list, a roll call of the LGBT community’s most influential movers and shakers. It included everyone from Ellen Degeneres and Robin Roberts to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Neil Patrick Harris.

Following the big reveal, Out announced the eight folks who almost made the cut, and it includes Philly State Rep. Brian Sims, who’s touted as a “rising star champion of equality legislation for LGBTs and women.” While this may seem like a glorified “honorable mention,” he shares the distinction with a handful of pretty impressive folks, like Janet Mock, it girl Laverne Cox, and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts.

Congrats to Sims. Check out the full list here.

5 Gay Things to Do in Philly This Week: Dumpsta Players’ 150th Show, G Philly‘s Radio Gig and More

A thoughtful roundup of five of the week’s best gay to-dos. 



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Man Crush Monday: Gary M. Kramer

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Philly film critic and author of the recently published Directory of World Cinema: Argentina, Gary M. Kramer. 



Submit your Man Crush Monday! Here are the rules: (1) You have to name three to five guys you’re crushing on (2) You and all men involved have to be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to jmiddleton@phillymag.com.

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PHOTOS: Gay Bowl’s Flip Cup Championship

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Mac’s Tavern co-owner Ben Haney (far right) taking on his next opponent. Philly Vanity Fair editor Michael Callahan (center) makes sure everyone’s following the rules, dammit!

On Friday a slew of Philly beer-loving do-gooders gathered for a friendly Flip Cup Championship that raised funds for both the Gay Bowl Committee and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event was organized by Penn 6 and Field House rep Tim Adams, who wrote on Facebook that, ”Two-hundred people packed the Upstairs Loft [of Field House] and we were able to write Gay Bowl and MS Society checks rounding up at $2,000 each.” That’s a lot of cup-flipping.

After the jump, some photos of the rowdy occasion from our pal HughE Dillon, and photographer Jenna Herman..

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