We’ve all been there.
You’re out at one of these fabulous events in the Gayborhood and you spot your ex. “It was bound to happen … but not so soon,” you tell yourself. How do you make this situation as normal as possible without being the center of gossip in the room?
Here are smart ways that could help avoid the awkward encounters of spotting your ex in the Gayborhood. Read more »
January ends on a very eclectic note with thrills in music, fitness, and culture events in the Gayborhood and beyond this weekend. Read more »
Lady Gaga during her “Born This Way” era.
I have always been a fan of Lady Gaga. Okay, not always – but I believe in her talent.
In an era where pop stars can barely hold a note, she belts them effortlessly while playing the piano, dancing, and experimenting.
But 29-year old Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is at a crossroads in her career. The openly bisexual superstar reached new heights with albums like The Fame and Born This Way, but also gave us the tragic Artflop … I mean Artpop. Read more »
Photos provided by Gabriel Ojeda-Sague.
This March, Latino queer poet Gabriel Ojeda-Sague is releasing a book that tackles racism in contemporary poetry.
Oil and Candle, a book of four poems, is being published by Timeless, Infinite Light, an independent poetry press based in Oakland that publishes queer poetry and various hybrid works around social issues. Read more »
Wanda Sykes at the 50th anniversary of the LGBT civil rights movement in Philly.
It’s horrible when people, especially professors, tell you how to think. It’s even worse when they try to explain why.
“I can only imagine how difficult it was for you to come out, given how the black community is known for culturally being more homophobic than everyone else,” my white professor at Penn told me after a lecture. “For some reason, they just seem to be less accepting.”
This is bullshit – but if I were him, I would have probably drunk the Kool-Aid too given how society has depicted the situation. Read more »
Candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the October 13, 2015, Democratic debate.
“A bag of stale potato chips” could best describe last night’s responses to LGBTQ issues at the Democratic presidential candidates’ town hall in Iowa – dry, corny, and salty. Read more »
Allow me to reintroduce myself: My name is Ernest.
Ernest Owens — born in Chi-Town, I grew up in H-Town. Now I’m living in Philly … so hype to be here at G Philly! Read more »
Germantown Friends School teacher Sara Gordon with some of the books she’s using in the school’s first-ever drag class.
Germantown Friends is not your average Philadelphia school. A four-year high school education there will set you back more than $130,000 — about the same as a bachelor’s degree from Temple University, including room and board at Temple. And the students at the prestigious Quaker school aren’t just learning reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. Read more »
The You Can Play project is a group fighting to change the culture around LGBT athletes, coaches and fans in sports. It works to promote LGBT athlete safety, seeking “to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete’s skills, work ethic and competitive spirit.”
As part of a partnership with the NHL — one of the group’s founders is former Flyers scout Patrick Burke, son of Calgary Flames exec Brian Burke — the Flyers will be holding a You Can Play Night on Monday, January 25th, when the Flyers play the Boston Bruins. Read more »
It’s with very mixed emotions that I inform everyone that December 31, 2015 will be my last day managing G Philly. Read more »