Can We Please Leave Michael Sam Alone?

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Unless you’ve been completely off of Facebook for the last 24 hours, you’ve most likely seen the tabloids reporting that former NFL hopeful Michael Sam and his fiancé Vito Cammisano have called it quits. In all honesty, we need to give these guys some privacy.

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 »

PHOTOS: Our Night Out at the National Constitution Center

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.

PHOTOS: Ribbon Cutting of Philly AIDS Thrift HIV Testing Center

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.

Borgata Becomes New Home for AC’s Miss’d America Pageant

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The Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, the Schultz-Hill Scholarship Foundation, and Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa announced that the annual Miss’d America Pageant has found a new home, right at Borgata. The event, which will take place on Saturday, September 26 at 8:30 pm, features Carson Kressley as the fabulous host (and a TBA musical guest). Read more »

Twirling To The Beach – Your Soundtrack!

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 »

Your Day-by-Day Guide to LGBT Anniversary Events in Philly

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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.

Below is a roundup that outlines the festivities from the LGBT 50th Anniversary program, plus other events by a wide array of local organizations, including The Dr. Mangus Hirschfeld Fund, William Way Community Center, Stimulus, The Welcoming Committee, and more. Read more »

Gay Philly Selfies

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.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin rehearsing Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with the Westminster
Symphonic Choir of Princeton at the Kimmel Center, April 28, 2015.

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PA LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Given Another Shot

Hopefully, the third time’s a charm.

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.”

Stay tuned to G Philly for updates.

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