For its holiday spirit and musical excitement, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus “All Wrapped Up” concert. This year’s theme “features some of the biggest hits from past holiday concerts, as well as a few new selections.” Presented by Geno’s Steaks, this event kicks off the chorus’s 35th-anniversary celebration. Performances take place at 8 p.m. on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, with a 2 p.m. matinee on the 3rd, at the Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street. Tickets Read more »
On Tuesday, November 22nd, popular Gayborhood bar Woody’s will be hosting a public Q&A to address current concerns pertaining to its dress code policies and overall diversity initiatives. Unlike previous community-led town halls throughout the city that were centered around dialogue, this event is the first of its kind that will be specifically geared toward directly changing internal policies at a Gayborhood establishment.
“I feel like clear-cut explanations on our policies is an important step to dispel any misconceptions,” said Woody’s co-owner Billy Weiss. “Patrons will have a chance to express their feelings and to get answers about the issues that are important to them.” Read more »
For its comical spin and diverse perspective, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is DTF: Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour. Billed as “the greatest sex ed/comedy/game show in the known universe,” hosts Dr. Timaree Leigh and comedian Darryl Charles discuss sex, love, “and the weird noises that both make.” The hilarious and informal hosts will be accompanied by a panel that includes G Philly editor Ernest Owens and comedian Kristen Schier. The event kicks off at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 12th, at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. Tickets Read more »
Election Day is finally here! We hope you stay informed and exercise your right to vote.
Resources for LGBTQ Voters on Election Day
- Citified: The No-B.S. Guide to the 2016 Philadelphia Presidential Election
- Citified: Everything You Need to Know to Vote Today
- Committee of Seventy
Lists of Endorsements
Gayborhood Watch Party
LGBT Community Election Results Watch Party: 7 p.m. at John C. Anderson Apartments, 251 South 13th Street.
For its star-studded appeal and booze-worthy politics, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is the Liberty City Democratic Club’s LGBT Bar Tour. In what looks like a promising Gayborhood tradition, the prolific get-out-the-vote election bar crawl will have former governor Ed Rendell hitting the tap with candidates like U.S. Senate hopeful Katie McGinty and other Liberty City–endorsed candidates. But it’s not just politics as usual over cocktails as celebrity special guests Debra Messing and Cyndi Lauper will be joining the party as well. The pub crawl begins on Friday night at 9:30 p.m. at Knock (225 South 12th Street) with 30-minutes stops at Tabu, UBar, Tavern on Camac, Woodys, and Boxers along the way. Read more »
On the heels of the October 25th Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hearing on Gayborhood racism, City Councilman-at-Large Derek Green introduced companion bills on Thursday that would tie a business’s ability to retain its commercial activity license to its adherence to the city’s existing Fair Practices Ordinance. Read more »
Billy Weiss is the co-owner of the Gayborhood bars Woody’s and Voyeur. The brother of fellow co-owner Michael Weiss, Billy did the following interview over email to address recent allegations of a racially discriminatory dress-code policy at Woody’s and the bar’s next steps in handling public complaints. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity.
For its frightful theme and extravagant philanthropy, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is the AIDS Law Project’s “Boo at Bahdeebahdu”. The lavish costume charity party has two parts: a three-course dinner by David Hall of Joshua’s Catering followed by a spooky dance party. Proceeds from this event will support the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, which cites itself as having “risen to the defense of 41,000 Pennsylvanians with HIV/AIDS and educated more than 35,000 others on AIDS-related legal issues.” Expect a night filled with celebrity guest appearances and performances by Brian Sanders’ JUNK, John Jarboe and Heath Allen of The Bearded Ladies, Gunnar Montana, Miss Finesse Ross and DJ Sharyn Stone. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 28th, at Bahdeebahdu, 1522 North American Street. Tickets Read more »
For its ceremonious and remarkable goodwill, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is the Action Wellness 30th-Anniversary Celebration. Formerly known as ActionAIDS, the prolific nonprofit is celebrating its evolution while maintaining its core mission “to help those living with chronic illness to navigate the healthcare system and to provide them with a variety of services to sustain and enhance their quality of life.” 6ABC meteorologist Adam Joseph is the celebrity guest host. Guests can expect to enjoy a cocktail reception and silent auction while enjoying the immaculate vocals of multiplatinum-selling singer, composer, lyricist, pianist, and actress Ann Hampton Callaway. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 21st, at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Hamilton Building, 128 North Broad Street. Tickets Read more »
For its swanky and charitable vibe, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) Fall Ball 2016. This year’s theme is prohibition, and guests are expected to “get dolled up for your favorite daddy or dame, enjoy the hooch at the keenest joint in town, and have a hotsy-totsy time.” Presented by Geno’s Steaks, the ball is geared toward supporting the efforts of PGMC’s community outreach program. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 15th, at Loews Philadelphia Hotel on 1200 Market Street. Tickets Read more »