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.



PHOTOS: Crowds Pack Eastern State Penitentiary for Bastille Day

On Saturday Fairmount celebrated the 20th Annual Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary. The event commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on the 14 July 1789. The Bearded Ladies Cabaret Company performed an artistic interpretation of the story, with founder John Jarboe playing French cabaret great Edith Piaf. Terry McNally, co-owner of the nearby London Grill reprised her role as Marie Antoinette, telling the citizens from the roof of the “Bastille,” “Let them eat Tastykake!”

This year I wanted to do something a little different and photograph the event from the performance stage as well as from behind the scenes, which my partner Mike Toub photographed. Check out our shots below to find out why Marie Antoinette’s head was spared at this year’s celebration.



12 #GayPhilly Instagrams You Need to See This Week: When We Go to Rehoboth …

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, when we go to Rehoboth … 



27 #GayPhilly Instagrams You Need to See This Week: Pool Boys, Beach Babes, and a Visit From John Waters

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.



PHOTOS: The Legendary Crystal Ball

University of the Arts’ Hamilton Hall was dripping with eleganza and all-around fabulousness Saturday night when Philadelphia Fight hosted the COLOURS Oganization‘s annual Legendary Crystal Ball in conjunction with its monthlong AIDS Education Month events. The evening brings together some of the city’s most ferocious house/ballroom houses to duke it out for the top prize in categories that range from Best Female Figure Face to Best Male Figure Realness and Best Female Figure Sex Siren. It’s the fiercest thing you’ve seen since the last time you watched Paris Is Burning.

For that extra touch of LGBT, the theme for the night was all things Wizard of Oz — from the original movie to The Wiz and Oz the Great and Powerful. Philly Fight was kind enough to send along some photos from the competition. First, bow down, (seriously, you’re not worthy) then check out the amazing action shots in the slideshow below.



PHOTOS: BalletX Premier Party

On Wednesday night, local ballet-with-a-bite company BalletX hosted its annual Premier Party to raise funds for future projects, and offer guests a sneak peek into the upcoming season, including Co-Artistic Director Matthew Neenan’s much-anticipated Sunset: o639 Hours. The stunning work — inspired by one of the first pilots to cross the South Pacific — is scored by award-winning New Zealand composer Rosie Langabeer, who was also in attendance at this week’s soiree.

We were there to ogle hobnob with some of the dancers and players behind BalletX. Check out our photos from the evening below.



PHOTOS: 7th Annual Roots Picnic

 

PHOTOS: A Very Gay Prom at Tabu

Over the weekend more than 200 Philly LGBTers pulled out their sparkliest threads for the first-annual “A Very Tabu Prom,” hosted by Gayborhood bartender Ashley Coleman and filmmaker Jordan Fraser. Like any prom, there was dancing — with music by DJ JavaScript — a little snacking (courtesy of Thomas Day catering), and the crowning of a king and queen: Lobstar Bisque and Cal Woodruff, respectively. But what set this apart from any other run-of-the-mill prom is that this one was gay, gay, gay. As you’ll see in the photos below, there were drag queens, gay couples, lesbian couples, straight couples, gender-bending couples, the whole damn gamut. It’s what every prom should look like. I think the prom queen summed up the evening best when, during the crowning ceremony, she proclaimed, “this wiped away all of my bad prom memories.” Amen to that, sister.

Check out some snaps from the evening, courtesy of  local photographers Lianne Dunsing and Brendan Coleman, below.



PHOTOS: Craft Beer Day and the Italian National Day Festival on East Passyunk Avenue

On Sunday South Philly played host to a two-fer street party on East Passyunk Avenue. First, eight bars in the neighborhood helped kick off Philly Beer Week with Craft Beer Day, and Italian National Day Festival hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening of the History of Italian Immigration Museum (more on that here.) Photos from the afternoon below:



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