The extremely nasty weather didn’t stop hundreds (literally, hundreds … it was packed) of gay Philly’s finest from taking the Bellevue elevators all the way up nineteen floors for an evening of cocktails, mingling, and holiday cheer. The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund‘s popular Our Night Out happy hour and networking event was co-sponsored this month by the HRC Philadelphia Steering Committee, who showed up with plenty of equality stickers and paraphernalia for guests.
The views, even in the cold rain and wind, were stunning: Several of XIX’s signature bay windows were opened so guests could take a peek at the City of Brotherly Love (if they didn’t mind getting a little wet in the process). We were there to capture some of the fabulous fun and excellent outfits that graced the evening.
P.S. Kudos are in high order for the folks at DVLF for throwing another great event so quickly after their annual TOY fundraiser, which was this past Saturday evening. Now, that’s some great party planning!
Earlier today, we shared the story of a Philadelphia man who was using Grindr and Scruff, two social apps traditionally used for gay hook-ups, as a search tool to find his missing cat, Jack. Well, the good news is Jack is back! Read more »
UPDATE [12/8/2014, 7:25 p.m.]: Jack the Grindr Cat was found! Details here.
The adorable baby boy pictured above is Jack; he’s a 10-year old Turkish Bengal cat who went missing several days ago in the Washington Square West neighborhood of the city (10th and Spruce, to be exact). If Jack looks familiar, it might be because you saw him, not wandering the streets, but on Grindr and Scruff.
Yes, you read that right. Read more »
As if Thanksgiving Eve doesn’t produce enough madness, Nightlife Gay went and booked *NSYNC legend and kinda-sorta gay icon Lance Bass for its annual Pink Pub Crawl. And sure, Lance wasn’t around for much more than an eye-lash bat and a “Hi…Bye,” but it was more than enough to throw a sea of gays (and a few blood-pressure-heightened groupies) into full-on Swoon Mode.
Oh, and Brittany Lynn showed up with inflatable breasts.
See the night in photos below:
Members of the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, from their official Facebook page.
It was a frigid morning, but members of the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus donned some adorable sweaters and took to the Parkway to perform in the 6 ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was the first time that a LGBTQ organization was a featured performance in the age-old holiday tradition in Philly, and they fit in quite nicely!
We rounded up some of the best shots of the gay-ole choral group from social media to share with our readers, and don’t forget to check out their upcoming concert, Down Home Holiday, which runs from December 4 through the 6. Details can be found here.
Any party being promoted as “The Gayborhood’s Tackiest Holiday Affair” promises to be one thing: really good.
That’s exactly what The Bronzed Bee, the airbrush tanning and waxing boutique located on Rittenhouse Square, is aiming for when they invade U BAR for a one-night-only event aptly titled “My Big Gay Tacky Sweater Party.” The evening, which takes place on Wednesday, December 10 from 6-8PM, is a party for a purpose: guests are asked to bring a toy to benefit Toys For Tots. In exchange, you’ll be able to enjoy the tawdriest affair around. Read more »
Over the summer, we reported on what appeared to be failed plans for Denise Cohen, the former manager of now-shuttered Sisters Nightclub, to open a new lesbian bar. Her Indiegogo campaign to raise funds didn’t work out as planned, as she netted a mere 15% of her targeted goal.
However, G Philly has obtained a copy of an application for a liquor license at 1316 Walnut Street, at the old Hokkaido restaurant. The name on the license is none other than Denise Cohen’s.
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Rachelle Lee Smith
Chances are, you’ve seen Rachelle Lee Smith‘s work: you just haven’t realized it is hers.
If you’ve walked by the now abandoned Robbinson Luggage store on the corner of Broad and Walnut over the last few months, you’ve surely taken note of the plethora of pictures of LGBTQ youth in the windows. This pop-up project, which is part of Smith’s Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus, has brought her photography quite a bit of local attention. The aim of Smith’s photoessay is to, according to her, “open up minds, humanize the people who fall under the LGBTQ (and the list goes on) spectrum, and create empathy.” Read more »
The biggest Stimulus event of the whole year was held Friday 11/20/14 with over 800 sexy, hot ladies packing the Black and White Party at Voyeur and dancing to the tunes of DJ Jovi Baby. It was also the birthday party for Stimulus producers Morgan Levine and Amber Hikes. We captured some of the hottest moments of the party below.
Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. Today, we feature Russell Oden, a self-proclaimed Philadelphia lover and QVC stylist.
Last Five Man Crush Mondays: