ADVICE: 5 Ways to Avoid Awkward Ex Encounters

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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 »

OPINION: Can Lady Gaga Make a Full Comeback?

Lady Gaga during her "Born This Way" era.

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 »

OPINION: Dispelling the Big Black Homophobia Myth

Wanda Sykes at the 50th anniversary of the LGBT civil rights movement in Philly.

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 »

A First for Philly Schools: A High School Course in Drag

Germantown Friends School teacher Sara Gordon with some of the books she's using in the school's first-ever drag class.

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 »

Flyers Hosting “You Can Play” Night for LGBT Rights in Sports

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 »

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