Your Friday afternoon guilty pleasure has arrived: We spent the week finding some of the best Instagram posts from LGBTQ Philly and compiled them all, so you can use your cell phone browsing for more important things (like trying to avoid all of the spam on Grindr these days). Below, in no particular order, are our favorite pictures that graced Instagram this week. Happy weekend, #GayPhilly!
Oh, honey! Look at the fierce face @mscooks1 is giving here! #GlamGirls indeed!
It's almost time for MANNA's Shut Up and Dance; @joshuathomasmusic captured this fabulous shot of two Pennsylvania ballet dancers prepping their routine.
@phillyginger does a totally unique #TBT post of a collage featuring pictures from his driver's licenses through the years.
Hello, doctor! We'll start off our green theme with @jcjamesf5 chilling in his scrubs. Sorry to say, the color choice here had nothing to do St. Patrick's Day.
Doesn't @seanbrophy1 look adorable with his itty, bitty green hat?
Talk about the luck of the Irish! Look at this $2,700-plus jackpot @xxr4adnyxx won on St. Patrick's Day at Parx Casino. Let me borrow some of that luck.
John Jarboe, artistic director of @beardedladiescabaret, didn't get the memo: It was St. Patrick's Day, not Halloween.
Forget the man bun! @stadlerkahn is rocking out this sick gold chain on his head, but I have to admit, that must get heavy after a while (and doesn't it leave a mark?).
@mr_breig and his buddies were at Tabu for Quizzo, and they clearly won the "hottest threesome in the room" category.
I mean, this shot is clearly the best way to end our roundup: a man and a dog. @chuckross2 welcomes a new therapy puppy to Longwood Gardens.
For the first time since before Christmas, the Philadelphia region had temperatures in the 60s this week. That was enough for everyone to celebrate the melting of all of the snow, ice, and slush and enjoy the start of warmer times to come. Of course, #GayPhilly took to Instagram to post some seasonably appropriate shots, and we couldn’t help but show off some of our best picks of this week’s photos.
@tommeeboom broke the rules by wearing white before Memorial Day, but he looks cute with his boo, so all is forgiven.
DVLF's Executive Director @sgiusti captured this amazing shot of the rainbow flag outside of the National Constitution Center. If this doesn't scream "gay spring time," what does?
@clstrfx had the right idea: It was a great week to take a walk around Race Street Pier.
It was the first ice coffee of the season for @tommy_mcnamee (that's a lot of writing on that cup!).
Philly's own @coryw4de was giving face as he was enjoying a lovely evening outside.
Nothing says "spring" like two sets of beautiful blue eyes from @frowles while at OurNightOut.
We are loving this idea from @annalinaaagenes for this two-in-one pair of fabulous spring shoes.
@ethanblades captured this fab shot of the crowd outside waiting to get into the Meghan Trainor concert earlier this week.
Some people, like @partycleve, were beach-ready and headed out of town to soak up some rays.
Others, like @isjoeyacarb, were prepping for the beach by getting their tan on.
Yet others, like @mattydoneill, were building up their beach bodies in-between posting shirtless selfies on Instagram...
And then there were some that said "Screw it" to the gym and wanted to get some ice cream. This shot is from our favorite Gayborhood ice cream shop, @morethanjusticecream.
Okay, we know, we know: it got really freaking freezing this week. However, that didn’t keep Instagram from keeping Gay Philly nice and toasty warm. Below you’ll find our picks for some of the best snapshots that graced our iPhones this week (that is, if we were able to double-click “like” through our gloved fingers).
In a week weighed down with sad news, I thought it would be fun to focus this week’s #GayPhilly Instagram roundup on some of the more heart-warming snaps I saw throughout the week. It all started Sunday with what may have been the gayest wedding ever.
Ryan and Foster, also known as popular Philly drag performers Lili St. Queer and Mistor Fahrenheit, were the happy couple. Here they are the morning before their wedding at Voyeur Nightclub.
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Yesterday, GLAAD hosted a nationwide campaign called #SpiritDay, where it asked people to “go purple” as way to stand up against bullying and to show support for LGBT youth. Millions took part, including a nice spattering of folks right here in Philly. Locally, we had everyone from politicians to community leaders to entire kickball teams donning purple for the cause. I round up some of the ones who crossed my radar below:
GALAEI's Elicia Gonzales looks great in purple, but then again what doesn't she look great in?
@jerseyboydallas's #SpiritDay proclamation came with a message: "I've been bullied since grade school, because my voice was not deep like the other guys in my class, and I was called all sorts of names. But today I stand up to those bullies to say I'm different. We are not all the same, so there is no need for all this. It's immature so grow up!!!"
GALAEI's @thefeverview is repping all kinds of causes: #SpiritDay, transgender issues, and the freedom to wear beanies!
@njrugger45 wore purple for #SpiritDay and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. "I think both observances invite us to ask what experiences of trauma, violence, and/or oppression we can work to heal from so that we do not reenact that violence upon ourselves, our families, and our communities."
"It's always spirit day on the purple team." (Photo by @jabaiocco01)
I don't think this was intentional, but @thatjimkid got his hair died purple on #SpiritDay. And he's rockin' it.
Awww. How could bullying exist in a world with cute puppies like this? (Photo by @edwardbenner)