LGBTQ Event of the Week: Miss Richfield 1981: 2020 Vision

2020 Vision - Miss Richfield 1981 is happening this weekend.

2020 Vision – Miss Richfield 1981 is happening this weekend.

For its popular notoriety and five-star entertainment, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is Miss Richfield 1981: 2020 Vision. This time around, veteran showstopper Miss Richfield plans to entertain “with comedic songs, videos, and her unique take on audience participation [that] will help calm any post-election panic, and provide tools to prevent the apocalypse!” Guests can expect to a part of this highly interactive performance that’s filled with surprises. The event kicks off at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9th, at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American Street. Tickets Read more »

LGBTQ Event of the Week: Glamsino Royale: Carnaval

Glamsino Royale: Carnaval is this Thursday, February, 23rd.

Glamsino Royale: Carnaval is this Thursday, February 23rd.

For its charitable giving and festive appeal, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is Glamsino Royale: Carnaval. This time around, the event plans to host a “perfect night of glitz, glamour and good fortune.” Guests can expect to be wowed by partaking in high-roller casino table games and silent auction bidding while listening to the party jams of DJ Sharyn Stone. There is a open bar and endless Brazilian bites, and proceeds from the entire event are going to ActionWellness. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd, at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, 117 South 17th Street. Tickets

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Your Big Gay Guide to Thanksgiving Week in Philly

Thanksgiving Week

If you’re a vegetarian, like me, you don’t really look forward to the centerpiece on the big ole’ Turkey Day meal (but, I’d be willing to bet that you do overload on mashed potatoes and that green bean casserole thingie). Instead, you’re plotting out your Thanksgiving week, which is notorious for parties, events, and festivities that you simply can’t pass up (just like that cranberry sauce in a can). We here at G Philly came up with our best bets of everything going on in gay Philly during the week of Thanksgiving, broken up in a day-by-day, easy to follow guide. Consider it your recipe for a holiday well-done. Read more »

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets To See Always the Bridesmaid With R. Eric Thomas (CONTEST CLOSED)


Photo by Jay Olson.

Standup dramedian R. Eric Thomas is bringing his smash hit, one-man rom-com, Always the Bridesmaid, back to the stage. Thomas, known for hosting acclaimed storytelling series The Moth and for previous sell-out runs like Will You Accept This Friend Request?, gives his take on dating disasters, love, and the notion of marriage in an age and state where gay people can actually get married now. Delving into the religious and individual views on marriage and what it means to the gay community, Thomas’s show will make you think, yes, but most importantly it’ll make you LOL.

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Josh Schonewolf Presents “Once You Go Black,” Local Bloggers Call It Racist

once you go blackJosh Schonewolf presents … racism?!

That’s what a pair of local bloggers are claiming after marketing materials for his upcoming event “Once You Go Black” recall images from the American minstrel show era, and include a few questionable choice of words. (We obtained the original promotional poster—since removed due to the public’s reaction—pictured left.)

Besides the obvious artistic styling of the poster, what seems to have caught the attention of critics are the phrases “Feat. some of Philly’s most innovative sparkly black performers,” and “You know, the girl you see on the street corner talking about, ‘Yo man, I saw one them thangs walking down the street.'” The title of the event alone, “Once You Go Black,” is a direct reference to the hyper-sexualization of men and women of color.

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Runway of Love, Straight & Butch, Drag Kings, and A Very Tabu Prom

Patrick Kelly Crop

The work of a true fashion legend will be debuting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love is a fashion exhibit with a slew of inspirations and influences. The late Patrick Kelly, who died of AIDS in January 1990, is an unforgettable African-American designer that challenged the norm and brought new, edgy flair to the fashion world.

His goal was simple: he once said, “I want my clothes to make you smile.” His early work gained the attention of French Elle which featured him in February 1985. He pulled inspiration from his African American and Southern roots, his knowledge of fashion and art history, and the club and gay scenes of New York and Paris.

This is world class art, and definitely the kind of see-and-be-seen event to close off the month. Speaking of world class, one of Philly’s fiercest queens, Brittany Lynn, will be on the red carpet, so try not to show up looking busted. If you want a sneak peek, check out the preview of the exhibit. Click here to get your (free) ticket. Friday, May 30, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Free, Philadelphia Museum of Art



WEEKEND ROUNDUP: The Weird Beard Review, Stimulus’s Winter Wonderland Ball and More

Former G Philly cover boy Gunnar Montana stars in the kickoff of monthly "Weird Beard Revue."

Former G Philly cover boy Gunnar Montana stars in the kickoff of the new monthly show, “Weird Beard Revue.” Photo by Alexander John Photography.

This atrociously cold weather has those of us with clean-shaven faces wishing we’d jumped on the scruff wagon a long time ago. (An all-natural face-warmer? Yes, please!) But if you haven’t had time to grow out your whiskers just yet, you can at least cozy up to some boys who have. Enter our upick of the week, “The Weird Beard Revue.”

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