Weekend Roundup: Mama’s House, LGBT Wedding Expo, Queeriosity Cabaret and More

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It’s no surprise, now that same-sex marriage is legal in Pennsylvania, that state wedding vendors are clamoring to make our wedding dreams come true. Expect to see tons of LGBT wedding expos popping up very soon—the first of which is happening this weekend in Bucks County. The Rainbow Wedding Network PA LGBT Wedding Expo will see booths from 30 wedding vendors—purveyors of everything from food to flowers to dresses.

There will be candy, too. I know that, because G Philly will be in the house to meet local brides- and grooms-to-be. Stop by and say hello in the midst of getting your wedding-planning on. Sunday, August 9th, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sheraton Bucks County Hotel400 North Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne. 

FRIDAY

  • LiCK's Lascivious Jane hosts Mama's House at Tabu.

    LiCK’s Lascivious Jane hosts Mama’s House at Tabu.

    GayFest! romps through its first weekend of 2014. Keep up with what’s playing (and see a few shows, for goodness sakes) here.

  • Wolfstryker Leather will be the special guest at tonight’s Happy Bear happy hour.
  • Mistor Fahrenheit hosts The Queeriosity Cabaret, with Pissi Myles, Oliver Fist, Sinnamon, and more.
  • Ladies Rock the Mic Feminist Karaoke benefits Maternity Care Coalition’s MOMobile initiative, which offers support, education and access to resources to pregnant women, new parents, and their families. Girl power mandatory.
  • Mama’s House, Philly’s “tastiest all-female cabaret,” returns with host (Mama if you’re nasty) Lascivious Jane, and a trio of fearless performers—The Means, Rev-MacKenzie Moltov, and Bella La Blancis.
  • Get schooled on S-E-X at DTF: Darryl and Timaree’s Fun Hour.

SATURDAY

  • Say it ain't so, DJ Niilo. The beloved Gayborhood DJ gets a send-off this weekend at Back 2 Basics.

    Say it ain’t so, DJ Niilo. The beloved Gayborhood DJ gets a send-off this weekend at Back 2 Basics.

    Looking for a Saturday afternoon outing? Head to Passyunk Avenue’s Second Saturday, where local business, including gay-owned Metro Men’s Clothing, will spill out into the street with deals, entertainment, food, and sips.

  • Philly’s Best Lesbian Night Out, Stimulus, is throwing a special Back 2 Basics to say farewell to beloved local turntablist DJ Niilo, who’s heading out of town soon. Tear.
  • Get down to the real Nitty Gritty at Venture Inn.

SUNDAY

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Wedding Vendors Line Up for Lesbian Couple Denied Service at Inne of the Abingtons

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Desiree Mark of Greenfield Township wants to get married without any fuss—but she was taken aback last week when North Abington wedding vendor Inne of the Abingtons told her that, “Unfortunately, we do not hold same sex marriages at our facility. … I truly do hope you find somewhere that will fulfill all your wedding dreams.”

Mark shared the message with her mother, who blasted it on Facebook, creating a social media firestorm that caused other local wedding vendors to take notice. What happened next is kind of just lovely. More from The Times-Tribune.

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Christie in Nashville: Smacks Obama on Middle East Policy, Calls for Obamacare Repeal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with reporters at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo | Mark Humphrey)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with reporters at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo | Mark Humphrey)

Speaking to reporters Saturday at a conference of the National Governors Association in Nashville, Tennessee, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie continued to talk like a man with plans for a 2016 presidential run while finding new ways to be coy about actually committing to said presidential run. 

For starters, NJ.com reports that Christie took former BFF President Barack Obama to task for his foreign policy in the Middle East:
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Judge Denies Schuylkill County Register of Will’s Petition to Appeal Marriage Equality in PA

Theresa Santai-Gaffney has taken steps to appeal Pennsylvania's recent marriage equality ruling. Photo by Republican & Herald.

Theresa Santai-Gaffney’s steps to appeal Pennsylvania’s recent marriage equality ruling have been denied. Photo by Republican & Herald.

Last week I reported that Schuylkill County Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffney made a move to halt same-sex marriages in Pennsylvania when she drafted a petition urging Governor Corbett to appeal the ruling. Well today I’m happy to report she’s been stopped dead in her tracks. Yesterday, Judge John Jones III denied her request to intervene, stating that her “deep personal disagreement” with his decision “doesn’t make her a stand-in for the state.” More from Bloomberg:

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Hillary Clinton Accuses Terry Gross of Being “Persistent”

TerryGrossHillary Clinton is on a book tour (PHOTOS: she’s was at the free library Friday morning), and this week, she sat down with Philadelphia’s Terry Gross for an interview that aired on NPR’s Fresh Air.

The interview has generated a lot of controversy thanks to a rather awkward section where Gross questions Clinton on the hot topic of gay marriage.

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