The Ultimate LGBTQ DNC Guide

Democratic National Convention is from Monday, July 25 thru Thursday, July 29.

MONDAY EVENTS

National Legal Panel
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
National Museum of American Jewish History (Dell Theater)
101 South Independence Mall East (5th and Market streets)

The Equality Forum hosts a conversation around LGBTQ laws and policies with a panel of legal experts and activists fighting for equal rights. SCOTUS marriage equality plaintiff Jim Obergefell will be in the room to sign copies of his book, Love Wins. This event is free and open to the public. Read more »

TOP PICKS: The Best LGBTQ Events This Weekend

The Tinder Show returns with a comedic take on the popular gay app, Grinder.

The Tinder Show returns with a comedic take on the popular gay app, Grindr.

FRIDAY EVENTS

FurFloat 2016!
11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Bucks County River Country, 2 Walters Lane, Point Pleasant, Pa.; over 21.

The Philly Regional Bears plan to meet at Bucks Country River Country and want you to spend the afternoon with them floating back! For those gays who love their men hairier than ever, this bear-filled event is up your ally. Read more »

Latinx Queer Community Leaders Air Concerns Over Philly4Pulse

Gayborhood sign

On Thursday, July 21st, the Gayborhood’s most popular bars are sponsoring a charity event to support the victims of the tragic Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando. Philly4Pulse promises to feature local celebrities tending bar, dance parties, drag, Quizzo, karaoke, and more as a way “to bring our community together.” However, some leaders from the Latinx queer community feel that their constituencies have been left out.

According to press releases and interviews, the Philly4Pulse organizing committee began working on the event as early as June 14th. But representatives of both GALAEI and the Gran Varones, two well-known local Latinx queer organizations, say they were invited to participate only a week ago. Read more »

LOCAL NEWS: Jim Kenney, Other Celebs to Guest-Bartend at Philly4Pulse Event

Philly4Pulse is Thursday, July 21, 2016 in the Gayborhood.

Philly4Pulse is Thursday, July 21, 2016 in the Gayborhood.

Philadelphia’s Gayborhood unites with public figures to support the victims of the Orlando Pulse shootings.

Since June 14th, owners and representatives from the Gayborhood’s most popular bars have joined forces to help host an event to support the victims of the tragic Orlando shootings at Pulse Nightclub. Called “Philly4Pulse,” these bar owners (including Tabu, ICandy, Knock, Woody’s, Tavern on Camac, and more) are putting on a huge one-night-only fundraiser with funds going directly to Equality Florida. “With 14 established bars coming together and pooling our contacts, resources, and energy, we have seen an unprecedented response from vendors, suppliers, volunteers,” said Tabu owner Jeffrey Sotland. “We have come together to support the community in ways we never imagined.” The July 21st event is slated to have participating bars feature over 30 local celebrity/public figure guest bartenders including Mayor Jim Kenney, Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley of Fox29, Rue Landau, and District Attorney Seth Williams. Equality Florida CEO Nadine Smith, who helped organized the 1993 March on Washington, will also be at the event in support. In addition to the bar crawls, participating nightclubs will hold Latino-themed evenings as a way of recognizing the majority of the victims of the shooting. “This event is more about just raising money and bringing customers into the bars, Sotland said. “This event is about engagement and the bar owners are bringing Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida, to Philadelphia to meet and engage with our community…she was 100% on board, when asked.” For more information on this upcoming event, check out the official Facebook event page. Read more »

TOP PICKS: The Best LGBTQ Events This Weekend

Zaddy returns for a special "Summer Vibes" edition.

Zaddy returns for a special “Summer Vibes” edition.

FRIDAY EVENTS

DTF: Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour
8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor Street; over 21.

“The greatest sex ed/comedy/game show in the known universe” is back with Gayborhood favorite Dr. Timaree and popular comedian Darryl Charles as they chat about sex and everything under the covers. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: Lofty Goals in Midtown Village

Living room

105 S. 12th St., Apt. 202, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Not trying to make an overstatement here, but we just might have found the loft of your dreams.

This Midtown Village condo is the ultimate home to match your city personality. Statement walls? Talk about statement ceilings: the completely open main floor features brick ceilings rising 23 feet and is flooded with light pouring through sizable double-hung arched windows. Warm hardwood floors, solid core doors and exposed industrial beams add charm and modernize the space. In such an illuminated room, it’s impossible not to look forward to mornings before work. Read more »

LGBTQ&A: Kelly Burkhardt

Kelly Burkhardt with Hillary Clinton.

Kelly Burkhardt with Hillary Clinton.

Kelly Burkhardt is a photographer/filmmaker who has been spotlighting LGBTQ life in Philly for years. We got to chat with her about her professional aspirations, being a woman in the industry, and her upcoming documentary on the late LGBTQ leader Gloria Casarez.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am proud to say that I have been living and actively participating in Philadelphia’s LGBT community for almost 20 years. I was the VP of operations for TLA Releasing, which primarily focuses on releasing groundbreaking, provocative LGBT films around the world, including gay classics like Latter Days and Mysterious Skin. I was the documentary, feature and shorts programmer for Philadelphia Qfest for ten years. Qfest has morphed into Philadelphia Qflix, and I am so thrilled the festival is continuing on. I have had the privilege of being credited as an award-winning film producer/director/writer, with highlights that include Beautiful Something (2015), directed by Joseph Graham, Miles (2016), directed by Nathan Adloff, which stars Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser and is currently screening at select film festivals right now across the country. Read more »

It’s Always Sunny Is Filming in Center City on Friday

It's Always Sunny flier

Few could have predicted the runaway success of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia when it premiered on FX in August of 2005. The show (now on FXX) recently wrapped up airing its 11th season, and has now been renewed through season 14. The show Rob McElhenney originally developed with Glenn Howerton is now a phenomenon.

While it shoots primarily in Los Angeles, It’s Always Sunny occasionally films some exteriors in Philly. On Friday, it’s filming in Center City around 12th and Locust. Read more »

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