Have Giorgio Armani and Dolce and Gabbana Lost Their Damn Minds?

Giorgio Armani looking very butch. | Shutterstock.com

Giorgio Armani looking very butch. | Shutterstock.com

It was really ironic: Right when I was about to purchase a pair of completely unnecessary (but adorable as hell!) Armani underwear during a “let me go Internet shopping and then delete everything in my cart” night, a story about anti-gay remarks recently made by Giorgio Armani came across my Facebook feed. I deleted those undies from my Nordstrom shopping cart real quick.

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Ed Rendell Endorses Out Candidate for City Council

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Paul Steinke and Ed Rendell at Iovine Brothers in Reading Terminal Market. | Photo courtesy of Paul Steinke Campaign

Yesterday, at a press conference at Reading Terminal Market, former Governor Ed Rendell announced his official endorsement for out City Council candidate Paul Steinke. His statement:

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Man Crush Monday: That Guy Working Out on the Art Museum Steps

Philly paparazzo HughE Dillon must be feeling cheeky today—and he has us all hot and bothered. The photographer shot this babe working out on the Art Museum steps and shared it Buzzfeed-style on his blog, PhillyChitChat. The mystery man was smokin’-hot enough for us to put our usual #ManCrushMonday format aside to share some snapshots and a video, which finds him running up and down the steps, doing pushups and flexing for the admiring crowd. Dillon told me he has no idea who the guy is, “but I’m trying to find him for my single friends.”



See more photos at PhillyChitChat.com—you know you want to!

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PHOTOS: Gays and Allies Flipping Cups and Raising Coins at Field House

On Friday night, beer-chugging revelers gathered at Field House for a good ol’ fashioned flip-cup championship to raise funds for National Multiple Sclerosis Society and gay-run theater company Mazeppa Productions. Co-organizer and Chatterblast co-founder Matthew Ray tells me that at least 300 people showed up to play (45 teams) and watch, and that $10,000 was raised. That’s about $4,000 more than was raised at last year’s inaugural event.

Paparazzo with the most-o, HughE Dillon was there to capture all the drunken shenanigans. Check out the pics below.



PA High School Students Organize “Anti-Gay Day” in Response to National Day of Silence

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From WXPI footage.

McGuffey High School in Claysville, Pennsylvania made headlines over the weekend when a group of students organized an “Anti-Gay Day’ in direct retaliation to the LGBT youth-supportive National Day of Silence (NDOS) on Friday.

A student named Ashley, wrote to G Philly saying that organizers of the anti-gay movement asked students to wear flannel shirts and write “anti-gay” on their hands if they opposed the LGBT community. “Stickers and flyers are also being placed around the school and on queer kids’ lockers that read ‘ANTI-GAY,’ she wrote. “This movement is a retaliation of the Day Of Silence that was set in place to remember people whose lives have ended due to LQBTIA bullying. The ‘Anti-Gay’ club, to begin with, is an obvious sign of bullying and discrimination. These kids need help. We are all people and we all deserve to be treated as such. ”

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A Black, Lesbian Robot is Coming to Philly This Weekend

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Bina48

Philly Tech Week is officially upon us, which means we’re in store for a week’s worth of forward-thinking, innovation-driven events that give us a peek into what the world may look like 10 to 20 years from now.

As LGBT folks, when we look ahead we probably envision things like equal rights, a growing number of LGBT-parented families and maybe even a Cher farewell concert or two—but can you fathom sidling up to a bar next to a lesbian robot?

As you’ll learn from a couple Philly Tech Week events this weekend, the notion may not be as far off as we think. Tomorrow evening, Bruce Duncan of the Terasem Movement Foundation (TMF) will be in town to introduce folks to Bina48, a shockingly lifelike humanoid robot that was built to mimic human personality traits—including independent thought and emotion.

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Philanthropy Friday: Devereux on Its Recent Teamup With HRC

Every Friday we introduce you to a local LGBT nonprofit in Philadelphia. This week: Learn about Devereux‘s recent teamup with the Human Rights Campaign’s All Children-All Families project, which works to “promote LGBT cultural competency among child welfare agencies.”

PSS_8591 copyWho are you? Leah Yaw, senior vice president for External Affairs at Devereux (pictured, right), one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare in the country. We serve more than 20,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health challenges every year at programs in 13 states. Devereux’s service continuum includes psychiatric hospital care, residential and day treatment programs, community-based group homes, respite care, supervised apartments, foster care, special education day schools, and supported employment services.

Do you offer services specifically to the LGBT community? I am very proud of some of our most recent program developments including … our partnership with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to help ensure Devereux is both the employer and behavioral healthcare provider of choice for the LGBTQ community.

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Heroes Vs. Villains

Wonder how many gay Green Lanterns will show up? | Image courtesy of DC Comics

Wonder how many gay Green Lanterns will show up? | Image courtesy of DC Comics

Tomorrow night, Tabu and Stonewall Sports are joining forces for a shindig to raise funds for Stonewall’s upcoming season of kickballing, volleyballing and team selfie-taking.

It’s called Heroes vs. Villains, and as you might expect it’s a costume party asking guests to come dressed as their favorite superhero or bad guy.

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