Man Crush Monday: Joseph Hallman

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Grammy-nominated composer Joseph Hallman. His work has been featured both at home and abroad. When not writing or travelling, He works at University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater, and teaches at Drexel. He believes heartily in the continued development of Philly’s arts and cultures market. He is also decidedly single.

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Gay Philly Instagrams You Must See: The Early Bird Edition

We normally post a roundup of our must-see Gay Philly Instagrams at the end of the week, but it’s July 4th this Friday.  Instead of depriving our readers of their eye candy, we opted to share our favorite snapshots before everyone heads down to the shore for the weekend.  Think of it as an early bird special.

Woman Crush Wednesday: Wafiyyah Packer

Every hump day, a Philly woman shares her local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, Miss Wafiyyah Packer. 

Interested in sharing your Woman Crush Wednesday picks?  Email our editor, Josh Middleton ( with your choices!

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Gay Philly Picks Some of Their Favorite Summer Reads

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Summer is here, and it’s a great time to pick up a book to enjoy while lounging at Rittenhouse Park or while soaking up the sun at Rehoboth.  We surveyed several gay Philadelphians on their favorite reading suggestions to form our big gay book list.  Trust me: it’s a lot better than all of that required summer reading from high school!

RANK YOUR EX: Is a Brillant or a Horrible Idea?

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Imagine meeting a guy on Grindr or at Woody’s and before you go on a single date with him, you are able to check out a Yelp-like profile that compiles reviews of your potential future boyfriend by a series of his exes.

No, this isn’t a scene from a knock-off of the Another Gay Movie franchise but the brainchild of local entrepreneur Jason Beschen, who launched his new website as a way to screen potential mates before you even make an OpenTable reservation for a first date dinner. Read more »

Man Crush Monday: Kevin Gatto

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Kevin Gatto, Philadelphia-area stylist, former G Philly cover boy, educator, entrepreneur, and television personality.  His Collingswood salon, Verde, is one of the top in the region. You can also catch him on QVC!

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Man Crush Monday: Jonathon Bowman

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Jonathon Bowman, who’s celebrating his birthday TODAY. 

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6 Gay Things to Do in Philly This Week: Songbird Finale, Drag Wars 4 Begins, a Craigslist Dating Experiment and More

Man Crush Monday: Zach Thornbury

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Zach Thornbury, a local adman and travel writer whose work can be found here

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Philly Pride Problems: What the Community is Saying

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Last week on G Philly, we shared two stories that provided a sobering view of Philadelphia’s Pride celebration — one article revealed results from a national survey that rated Philly Pride one of the worst in the country, the other served as commentary on why Pride seems stagnant and what we could do to change it. As you may expect, folks weighed in loud and clear. So we’re here today to share some of that feedback, which provides an eye-opening look at what specifically irks people about Pride — namely the location, expensive admission, and lousy talent. For the sake of balance, we also round up comments from folks who say Pride should be left as is. That section includes a statement from Pride organizer Franny Price.

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