If I see one more person update their status with “Hey, Michael, I’m single! (insert random emoticon here),” I’m going to barf. Yes, Sam is, in essence, a public figure, so what he does on and off the football field is somewhat fair game for discussion. However, you’re showing a heck of lot of indignity by digitally throwing yourself at the dude. Read more »
The rain came down in sheets yesterday starting around 5 pm, but, as if Glinda the Good Witch was overlooking the National Constitution Center, the storm ceased at the start of last evening’s Our Night Out and held off until, ironically, the end of the event. The break in the weather certainly helped produce a robust crowd to support the William Way Community Center and Delaware Valley Legacy Fund. Guests were treated to lots of tasty nibbles, plus free admission to Speaking Out for Equality. We were on hand to capture some of the evening’s festivities.
Last week, we told you about a brand new (and quite innovative) concept opening up at Philly AIDS Thrift: An in-store HIV testing center, located on the second floor of the popular South Street second-hand shop. A grand opening ribbon cutting took place this past Thursday, which hosted a plethora of leaders and volunteers from local HIV/AIDS service organizations to celebrate the new space. We captured some of the celebration of this unique new partnership in the community. For more information on the center, click here.
BEBASHI's Antonio A, Kristen Gallagher from ActionAIDS, and BEBASHI Executive Director Gary Bell
Bus Stop Boutique Owner and South Street Headhouse Board Member Elena Brennan, Crash Bang Boom co-owner Stefanie Jolles and her daughter, Robert Perry
Councilman Mark Squilla, Representative of Senator Larry Farnese - George Farrell, South Street Headhouse District Executive Director Michael Harris
Dozens of supporters, volunteers, donors, board members turned out to celebrate
Elder Initiative's Heshie Zinman with PAT Co-Manager and Co-Founder Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou
GALAEI 's Tommy Atz and William Way Community Center Executive Director Christopher Bartlett
Guest and Elder Initiative's David Griffin
Mazzoni Center's Rashita Hurst, qFLIXphiladelphia Thom Cardwell, Councilman Mark Squilla
PAT Board Member Michael Gagliardi and Former Board Member Jason Evans
PAT Board Member Michael Gagliardi, PAT Co-Manager and Co-Founder Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou, PAT Board Member Roy DeLaMar, Councilman Mark Squilla
PAT Co-Manager and Co-Founder Tom Brennan, PAT Board Member Roy DeLaMar, PAT Co-Manager and Co-Founder Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou
PAT's Founders Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou, Peter Hiler, Mike Wilson, Tom Brennan
Ribbon ready to be cut on new HIV testing center
William Way Community Center Executive Director Christopher Bartlett, Elder Initiative's David Griffin, Elder Initiative Executive Director Heshie Zinman
Some people hate summer. How is that possible? Sun, heat, half naked people, basketball shorts (if you live in South Philly, you know what I mean), and amazing music. There are so many songs that bring back the perfect summer vibe that I’ve had over the years on my gay beach trips, and this year I am lucky enough to have a residency at Paradise in one of the coolest and gayest beach towns, Asbury Park, so I’ve included a lot of tunes that are moving me right now.
Bring this list to your next beach trip…you and your crew (gurls?) will be twirling on the beach, in your house, in your bedrooms. You’re very welcome!
Lenno – The Best (feat Dragonette)
Happy fun summer vibes, all at the hands of Dragonette,an adorable bastion of positivity in electronic dance music, a genre that takes itself WAY too seriously. Wanna feel the freaking best? Take a listen…she truly captures young love. Gives me chills. Read more »
Everyone’s favorite LGBTQ professional social networking event, Our Night Out, is throwing a pretty large shindig this evening (June 30) at the National Constitution Center starting at 6 pm to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “Annual Reminders” protests. Read more »
Talk about a money shot: We discovered a very strange, very eerie, very funny PSA about safe sex that involves a man dressed as a giant penis, a bunch of unsuspecting people, and huge amounts of glitter. Need we say more? Read more »
This week, Philadelphia is hosting a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of LGBT Civil Rights. Yes, after last week’s marriage quality festivities, we might be “partied out,” but there’s a host of both free and ticketed events throughout the city that are worth noting. Plus, there’s quite a few “hands in the pot,” so to speak.
Our mother publication, Philadelphia magazine, recently complied a collection of 75 selfies from notable faces around the region. Of course, the line-up wouldn’t be complete without a roundup of some great folks in the LGBT community. Below you’ll find some very familiar and famous faces sharing their smiles for our readers.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin rehearsing Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with the Westminster Symphonic Choir of Princeton at the Kimmel Center, April 28, 2015.
Several reports are indicating that Pennsylvania State Senator Larry Farnese has started the process to reintroduce legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT people in the state.
CBS is reporting that Mr. Farnese, who tried to introduce a similar bill three times prior which failed, thinks that the momentum behind last week’s Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage may serve as a shot in the arm for the proposed legislation. He told KWY News Radio, “Under Pennsylvania law, it is permitted to deny someone a service or a job, based simply upon the way they live their lives…You can discriminate in Pennsylvania based simply upon who someone loves, and that is wrong.”
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