Eastern University President Bashed Over Letter to Obama

Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees.

It didn’t contain an exemption for religious-based organizations. Before the order was signed, religious groups asked Obama to give them an exemption. One of the people who signed the letter was Robert Duffett, president of Eastern University. And now some alumni are pissed.

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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.


12 #GayPhilly Instagrams You Need to See This Week: The Pics That Made Us Giggle

Every Friday I round up the best shots from some of #GayPhilly’s most double-tappable Instagram hams. Think of it as our big gay society page. This week, we’re tickling your funny bone with the photos that made us giggle.

CDC Warns of Increased Risk for HIV-Positive Smokers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s most recent ad campaign is a series of graphic TV ads called “Tips From Former Smokers” that outline—in gritty detail—the negative effects of smoking. They include Terrie, a 40-year-old woman diagnosed with oral and throat cancer; Amanda, a 30-year-old woman whose smoking during pregnancy resulted in a premature birth; and Brian, a 45-year-old gay man who suffered a stroke as a result of complications from smoking and being HIV-positive. (Check out his video above.)

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HEADS UP: Tickets to Gay Community Night at the Phillies On Sale Now

MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies

Plenty of gays go watch baseball games all season long, but, as Gay Community Night at the Phillies (GCN) organizer Larry Felzer says, “on this one special night every year we get to sit together.”

This year GCN is taking place on August 5th, when hundreds of LGBTers, our families and allies will turn sections of Citizens Bank Park into one rainbow-infused cheering section as the Phillies take on the Houston Astros.

To snag your seat in the GCN sections, visit this website and use the code “GCN” for tickets ranging from $17 to $33. Or call 215-463-5000 and say you want Gay Community Night tickets.

Game starts at 7:05 p.m. So batter up! Homerun! And other baseball words!

Chris Christie: The Fight Against Marriage Equality Is Not Over

Chris Christie

Marriage equality may be a “settled issue” in his state, but that doesn’t mean New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to see same-sex weddings legalized across the country. At the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville this weekend, Christie reminded a roomful of Republican governors that most “states in the country still ban same-sex marriage, so I don’t think it’s time to stop having the discussion.” More of his ramblings from The Advocate:

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