Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday.
My name is Michael Callahan, and these are my picks for Man Crush Monday.
Interesting looking (an odd Creole and Norwegian heritage, or something like that), interesting, great conversationalist, amazingly sweet, pecs for days (days!), smart, and funny. How he doesn't have marriage proposals up and down 13th Street is beyond me. I have told him — and I mean it — that if I were 15 years younger I would go after him like nobody's business.
Another young one (I really need older friends), who runs Pennsylvania 6. We share the same personal trainer, who tells me all the time how he simply laughs through all of their workouts because Tim is really that funny. Which he is. Maybe the funniest gay guy in town. Personable, social, and generous. But alas, also too young for me. Sigh.
He's a sweetheart. I picked him as my first local cover boy for G Philly, and he's still the most popular one we did for the print iteration. When he changed into that swimwear for that shoot at the beach I almost passed out. Yes, his abs and his ass really are that good. So why did he have to go to the Midwest to find a boyfriend? It boggles. I've told him I love his shows but Basement had too much gore and not enough of his ass. He's promised to do a happy show with more male nudity.
Two words: Silver fox. Seriously. Amazing style, amazing eyes, amazing hair. Just opened a fabulous home store on the Main Line. It's actually not fair that he looks this good at this age. The Anderson Cooper of Philly. J'dore!
I just hired him to bartend a party for me. I told him the only requirements were that he show up on time and that he work shirtless. Because really: WHY on earth would you ever put a shirt on if you looked like this?
People will flip out that I put him on this list — I think no one more than Rudy Flesher himself. But the Tabu manager has an outgoing personality and is bright and passionate about what he believes and is truly cute as a button, even if he did once eviscerate me in a meeting. I just don't know about those talons of his, though. They scare me.
He's cute and sexy, and I think really mostly because he's just so ridiculously outspoken and brash. I love how he owns his identity and really doesn't give a fuck what anyone thinks about him. He also talks more frankly about gay sex than anyone else in the city. There's something very raw and seductive about that. A lot of people think he's a hot mess, but I've always found him to be refreshingly candid in a scene where very few men are.
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Want to share your Man Crush Monday? Here are the rules: (1) You have to name three to five guys you’re crushing on (2) You and all men involved have to be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to email@example.com.
One of the first gay marriages took place in Muskegon Co.
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS IN MICHIGAN
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Nightlife Gay‘s Bruce Yelk’s new, much-hyped rager, “bi at Sundown,” finally kicks off when the sun slinks below the horizon on Sunday. The party is a bi-weekly affair taking place at Lit Ultra Bar that focuses on international DJ talent, and giving people a not-too-late party option on the Sabbath day. Confused about the “bi” part? Don’t worry, you don’t have to be bisexual to attend. Yelk explains the thought behind the name to Philly Weekly’s Bill Chenevert: ”The ‘bi’ portion is dual pronged. First, the party is bi-weekly, and that seemed to be the easiest way to convey that fact. Plus, I am known to produce several well-known LGBT events, but I wanted this event to be much more inclusive. I think bi works on that front — to let everyone know they are welcome at this event.”
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My coming out story is …
My friend Danielle. I decided to tell her I was gay at a football game, in which she responded, “So that’s why you’ll never make out with me!” It was sobering to have that moment met with a laugh and a smile. My mom responded similarly, telling me it didn’t matter as long as I found love.
If I’m checking out a guy, chances are he has …
Beautiful eyes. It’s all about eye contact for me. That reveals a lot about a person. Also, pecs are kind of my thing. So there is that, too.
My worst date was …
Someone took me out for ice cream and then told me 15 minutes in he had purchased a hotel room. Ummmm … no. It was the shortest date ever. I’d say 20 minutes in total — enough time to finish my ice cream!
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HughE Dillon shares photos from our LGBT Flower Show Party. Thanks to all who came out to support G Philly and the Flower Show. It was a fab affair!
Ryan Eberwine, Michael Flynn, Michael Liddick, and Jerry Mumford
Kelley Mansfield and Nick Pytel
Tom Longo and Bryan Hoffman of Hoffman Design Group, which won honorable mention in the PHS Window & Lobby Display contest this year.
G Philly editor Josh Middleton and PHS President Drew Becher
Paul and Christine Wareikis try some of East Passyunk’s Ms. Goody Cupcakes' spirited treats.
Drew Becher with Celebrity Cruise dames Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland and Cher
Project Runway All-Stars Winner Mondo Guerra being interviewed by Philly Mag Shoppist editor Emily Goulet.
Jim Miller and David Schwartz
John Cucci and Pierce White
Matt Klahre and Vlahos PR's Matt Vlahos
Evan Schapiro and Alexander Kacala
Rose Mayfield, Sandy Toney and Charita Amazola
Edward Odonnell of Samuels and Son Seafood, Lindsay Daniels, Lizzy Afable and Amanda Hagenbuch, all of Luke’s Lobster.
Margie Renzi, Marjilyn Murray, and Gina DeGiovanni
Sergio G. Martinez and Michael O’Flaherty
Patrick Hagerty, Joe Cannella, Steve Gantzos, Douglas Famy, Bryan Eberwine and George Craig, who won a Best Dressed award for his hat.
Sean McKoy and PHL17's Antoine Johnson
The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
Noah Hoffman, Kirsten Griffith and Marty Griffith
The Philadelphia Flower Show is happening now through March 9. More info here.
Every Friday we roundup the best shots from some of Philly’s most clickable LGBT Instagram hams.
Gay alert the Philly Car Show: PhillyGayCalendar’s Steve McCann, rapper Steve Cizzle and singer Jonathan Hernandez.
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Every Friday we roundup the best shots from some of Philly’s most celebrated LGBT Instagram hams.
Prolific Gayborhood — and now South Philly — party producer Josh Schonewolf got a fish. Loved local PR maven Matthew Vlahos’s comment on it: “Well look who’s ready for a commitment.”
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Every Friday we round up Philly’s gayest weekend must-dos. Today, we start with the Heart and Soul Bachelor Auction presented by the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC).
Woody’s will host PGMC’s 11th annual Bachelor Auction, themed “heart and soul.” The event promises eight eligible bachelors who will be auctioned off throughout the day to the highest bidder. So bring your wallet, pick your favorite stud and get ready to bid, bid, bid.
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A roundup of LGBT-centric Valentine’s Day events for those who want to …
TIE THE KNOT (EVENTUALLY): Marriage recognition takes center stage in The Equality Forum’s V-Day spectacular, Equality Ball. The party raises awareness and funds for Palladino v. Corbett, a federal lawsuit initiated by the Equality Forum that asks the state of Pennsylvania to recognize same-sex marriages that were performed in marriage equality states. There will be an open bar and food from local restaurants and catering companies (Zahav, Amis, Fork) and a live band. D. Bruce Hanes and Rev. Frank Schaefer will be honored for their efforts to bring LGBT equality to the state of Pennsylvania.. 7 p.m.–10 p.m., $100, Liberty View Ballroom at the Independence Visitor Center, Sixth and Market streets.
More Valentine’s Gay events after the jump
Last week I posted a gallery of behind-the-scenes photos from a calendar shoot at Temple University to save the school’s Men’s Gymnastics program. The photos were great, but now, thanks to a segment on the Temple News, we get to see the guys in video. Check it out below:
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