IndiGoGo a Huge Success, Please Make it a Regular Thing

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William Way Community Center‘s IndiGoGo party was everything I hoped it would be. For the first time, the annual fundraiser brought together 11 Philly party producers who put on a hell of a shindig Saturday night at Underground Arts. The affair took up five (Six? I lost count) rooms within the Loft District venue—each featuring DJs, circus performers, go-go dancers, and there was even one where you could get spanked by porn star Colby Keller.

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5 Gay Things to Do This Week in Philly: Miss Fish 2014, Get Rammed at the
NSFW Dance Party and More

 

Looking for something else? Check Philly Mag’s constantly updated Philadelphia Event Listings for a rundown of local haps now through early-June. 

7 Gay Things to Do in Philly This Week:
B-Boy Blues, Glamsino Royale,
an NSFW Dance Party and More

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B-Boy Blues: The award-winning stage adaptation of James Earl Hardy’s novel B-Boy Blues gets its Philly debut at Painted Bride Art Center. The first-of-its-kind gay, hip-hop love story chronicles the lives of queer black men in New York City. The Philly Gay News does a nice writeup about it here. The event — a must-see one-night-only affair — is being produced with the help of Philadelphia Black Gay Pride. Tuesday, February 25, 7 p.m., Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street.

More to-dos after the jump

LGBT Black History Month Spotlight:
7 Questions With “I’m From Driftwood” Director Marquise Lee

In partnership with Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, every day throughout the month of February we will spotlight an influential black mover and shaker in the city.

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Today: The dashing Marquise Lee, who is most known around town as co-creator of Philly’s monthly NSFW Dance Party. The monthly affair gives Philly’s homo set one of our few outside-the-Gayborhood event options, but perhaps his most significant contribution to the community is his work for “I’m From Driftwood.” As director and editor of the video series, Marquise has helped compile a database of thoughtful stories told by LGBT people around the country. After a brief hiatus, the project is re-launching on March 5 with a weekly video story program. The next NSFW dance party, Teqnicolour, is on Feb. 27.

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TONIGHT: Sing Karaoke for Philly Queer Media

pqm logo largeThe Philly Queer Media Activism Series doesn’t kickoff till March, but Philly KJ Sara Sherr is ready to raise awareness — and funds — for it with a karaoke bash tonight at Tabu.

Philly Queer Media founder Cathy Hannabach tells me that the series will run March 20 – April 22 in venues across Philadelphia. “It showcases work by media artists at the crossroads of queer political activism and queer media production, particularly work that foregrounds the intersections of race, class, disability, citizenship, sexuality, and gender identity/expression. Its goal is not just to increase the exposure and accessibility of queer and trans* media makers, but also to build community and foster conversations around oppression and activism.”

Click here for three more fun events happening tonight