Man Crush Monday: Nicholas Casey

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. Today, Nicholas Casey, a local accountant who’s throwing a swimsuit-themed bar crawl through the Gayborhood this weekend to raise funds for his campaign to become The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Man of the Year.”  Nicholas is also fairly new to the Gayborhood, so who’s turned his eye since he moved to town … 



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Boxers PHL Putting Local Gay Bachelors on the Auction Block for Charity

Philly’s newest gay sports bar, Boxers PHL, and AIDS Law Project are taking a hint from Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus and hosting a fundraiser in the form of a bachelor auction.

Taking place next Thursday, February 12th, the bar will put up to 16 local dudes on the auction block to raise money for AIDS Law Project, a “a nonprofit, public-interest law firm providing free legal assistance to people with HIV/AIDS and those affected by the epidemic.” AIDS Law Project is a favorite charity of Boxers PHL’s, who was able to donate $500 to the nonprofit following their Super Bowl tailgating and viewing party last Sunday.

The auction starts at 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 12th. There will be performances by Cherry Pop, Roxy VonFresh, Alana X Treme, Audrey Hoang Ai, which, bar manager Keith Stiles tells me, is the first time Boxers has hosted drag performances. There will also be $6 Stoli drink specials and over $1000 dollars in raffle prizes up for grabs. And of course there’s the lineup of sexy singles who you could take out on the town for the right price. Because I know you’re wondering, you can check out at least nine of the confirmed bachelors in the slideshow below. Happy bidding, boys!



WATCH: Men Describe Their First Sexual Experience With a Guy

Gay Bachelor Blog asked a series of good-looking men to describe their first sexual experience with another man. Here is what followed:

I found the video on The Gaily Grind, which threw up an accompanying poll asking readers to share how old they were when they had their first sexual experience. Surprisingly, as of press time, the most popular answer by far is “Between 8 and 12,” with a more reasonable 17 following about 10 points behind. Check that out—and weigh in—here.

 

Report: F.D.A. Partially Lifting Gay Blood Donor Ban

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The New York Times is reporting that the F.D.A. will lift the ban that prohibits all gay men from donating blood; according to the new policy, only men who have had sex with other men in the last 12 months will not be able to donate. Lifting the current ban will add an estimated 317,000 pints of blood to America’s blood supply.

According to the report, “The F.D.A. enacted the ban in 1983, early in the AIDS epidemic. At the time, little was known about the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes the disease, and there was no quick test to determine whether somebody had it. But science — and the understanding of H.I.V. in particular — has advanced in the intervening decades, and on Tuesday the F.D.A. acknowledged as much, lifting the lifetime ban but keeping in place a more modest block on donations by men who have had sex with other men in the last 12 months.”

The agency, which is said to issue a draft detailing the change in early 2015, said it had “carefully examined and considered the scientific evidence.”

Experts believe that if the ban was completely lifted and all gay men could donate, the 317,000 pints of newly-donated blood would double.

Man Crush Monday: Adam J. Williams

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week: Adam J. Williams (aka Adam JW), a multilingual Chinese food-enthusiast who spends his day working in public health outreach for a local nonprofit. 



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Man Crush Monday: Chris Pompilii

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week: Drexel student Chris Pompilii. 



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BEWARE: Your Fruit Fly is Not Your Friend

Fruit flies, also known as fag hags, queen bees, homo honey, fruit loops, Goldilocks, flame dames, fairy princesses, gabes (a sweet combo of “gay” and “babes”) and cherry fairies, are frequent companions of gay men and visitors to the Gayborhood. Historically, these are the girls who surround themselves with gay men, usually only associating with gay men. They’re everywhere, they love us, and I want them to get the hell away from me.

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Man Crush Monday: Alexander John Shares Stories Behind Some of His Most Swoon-Worthy Photo Shoots

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, everyone’s favorite shirtless twink photographer, Alexander John, shares the stories behind some of his favorite local photo shoots.



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Man Crush Monday: Billy Cavallo

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Billy Cavallo, bartender, student, and reigning Most Original Stoli Guy. You can see him passing off his local title this week, when five guys compete to represent Philadelphia in the national competition. Details here.



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Man Crush Monday: R. Eric Thomas

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, comedic storyteller, Philly Mag contributor, and star of the upcoming Always the Bridesmaid at L’Etage, R. Eric Thomas.



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