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Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus’s Bachelor Auction Returns [UPDATED]

The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) are reprising their popular annual bachelor auction, just in time to snag a Valentine.

For its 14th Bachelor Auction, the Chorus will offer up at least five of their songbirds and two mystery bachelors to the highest bidder. The auction takes place on February 7th from 7 to 10 p.m. at Woody’s. The witty Stella D’Oro will play host to an evening of drink specials, raffles, games and eligible men who—if it all works out—can sing you sweet lullabies every night before bed.

Here’s the list of this year’s five confirmed PGMC bachelors. Start saving now; it’s a selection worth forking over some dollars for:

The $10 admission goes a long way: entry to Woody's upstairs dancefloor when the auction ends, and proceeds benefit PGMC's upcoming projects, which most recently will include Proud Marys: A Diva Sing-Along. Info on the auction and upcoming shows can be found on PGMC's website.


Throwback Thursday: Harry Eberlin’s Bin, Part 1

Every week William Way Executive Director Chris Bartlett and I meet for a rummage through the LGBT community center’s John J. Wilcox Jr. Archives, a veritable treasure trove of relics from gay Philadelphia’s past.

Today, we share images picked from a bin of photos donated to the archives after it was discovered in the basement of  late Philadelphia Gay News (PGN) photographer Harry Eberlin‘s longtime partner Richard DeMatt. The photos span the past few decades, and feature some local LGBT notables, like PGN publisher Mark Segal, Philly leather community matriarch Pearl, Woody’s founder and Knock owner Bill Wood, and even a baby-faced Ed Rendell. 

We weren’t able to identify everyone, so feel free to comment below or email me if you recognize anyone in the photos.

Have photos from Philly's LGBT past you'd like to share? Submit them to Josh Middleton at jmiddleton@phillymag.com