PHOTOS: Beach Party at Sand Blast Weekend in Atlantic City

This weekend, the gays took over Atlantic City with the annual circuit party Sand Blast. Attendance was high, primarily for the boys, with lots of muscle heads that hailed from all over the U.S. We were there for most of the weekend to catch all the action. Check out these snaps from the main event, a beach party on Saturday that brought out lots of hotties from near and far.


DO THIS: National Gay Blood Drive on July 11th

national gay blood drive

The passage of marriage equality in May was such a major—and quite frankly unexpected—triumph, that it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that we still have such a long way to go in securing complete freedom for the LGBT community. Archaic laws still exist across the country that are keeping us down, and perpetuating horrible stigmas. Take, for instance, the USDA and FDA’s 1983 regulation that says any man who has had sexual contact with another male since 1977 (!) is restricted from donating blood.

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This Weird Half-Thong Bathing Suit is a World Full of NO.

Bobby Norris and Harry Derbidge wear the utterly unflattering "string lateral flash" swimsuit.  Don't do this at home, please.

Bobby Norris and Harry Derbidge wear the utterly unflattering “string lateral flash” swimsuit. Don’t do this at home, please.

Okay, we’ve been flooded with pictures on Facebook of the very strange, very odd, very uncomfortable men’s swimwear trend that looks across between a thong and a boomerang.  Yes, this is a thing, and we here at G Philly want to make a clear and resounding message: this bathing suit is not okay. Read more »

WATCH: Woman Arrested, Beat By Cop for Standing Up to Anti-Gay Activists at Pittsburgh Pride [UPDATED]

UPDATE: [6/16/204, 4:17 p.m.]: According to, the police officer depicted in the video below “has been put on desk duty after video surfaced showing him punching a woman at the city’s gay pride parade and festival. Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday the officer will remain on restricted duty for a month during an internal investigation.”  More here.

Things turned hairy at Pittsburgh Pride this weekend when a young woman confronted a group of anti-gay activists who were protesting in the crowd. Her actions not only got her arrested, but, for some unknown reason, spurred a cop to beat her. A video has surfaced of the altercation that has LGBT rights groups fuming. Calls have been made for a formal investigation. Pittsburgh advocacy group The Delta Foundation, an organization that sponsors the Pride celebration, also released this statement:

Video of the incident after the jump

5 Yoga Poses to Make You a Better Bottom

G Philly would like to welcome our newest health contributor, Barry Eichner. Today, he gets thing started with a bang: Good sex is something everyone wants. But it takes work. Don’t forget that sex is a physical activity that requires strength, stamina, and flexibility, so it only makes sense that the more flexibility, strength and stamina you have, the better your experience will be … well, in theory. Today, with the help of model Brian Swope, I’m sharing a few yoga poses that will help you open up your body to give you the physical tools needed to make bottoming more enjoyable. Incorporate these poses into your weekly workout routine for a lifetime of romps in the sack void of leg cramps, numb thighs, and a sore back.

Man Crush Monday: Kevin Gallagher

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week, Kevin Gallagher, an HIV linkage coordinator at Drexel University College of Medicine.


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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: G Philly‘s 2014 Gay Pride Guide

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Ladies, gentlemen, non-binary friends, and everything in between: Philly Pride is officially upon us. And what perfect timing — mere weeks after we became the 19th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. (Cue the confetti, rainbows, and music!) This is the time of year when the queer community comes out (pun intended) to celebrate our strength, love, camaraderie, and accomplishments. In short: It’s the thing summer and lifetime memories are made of.

Find our Pride Guide after the jump

Philly’s Billy Cavallo is “Gay & Lucky” in New Andrew Christian Video

Billy Cavallo in Andrew Christian's latest viral video, "Gay & Lucky."

Billy Cavallo in Andrew Christian’s latest viral video, “Gay & Lucky.”

A few months ago, Gayborhood bartender Billy Cavallo jetted out to L.A. to fulfill one of his requirements as winner of 2013′s Most Original Stoli Guy competition: to film an Andrew Christian video. (You can watch that here.) While he was there, however, filmmakers had him star in another spot that veered away from the underwear retailer’s typical bulge-tastic ads in favor of something a little more heartwarming.

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9 Gay Things to Do in Philly This Week: Let the Pride Festivities Begin!

What’s happening this week in Gay Philly:

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