16 #GayPhilly Instagrams You Need to See This Week: The Living Tiffany Lamp Edition

Every Friday I round up the best shots from some of #GayPhilly’s most clickable Instagram hams. This week, the Living Tiffany Lamp edition. Keep scrolling, you’ll see what I mean.



PHOTOS: Gay Bowl’s Flip Cup Championship

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Mac’s Tavern co-owner Ben Haney (far right) taking on his next opponent. Philly Vanity Fair editor Michael Callahan (center) makes sure everyone’s following the rules, dammit!

On Friday a slew of Philly beer-loving do-gooders gathered for a friendly Flip Cup Championship that raised funds for both the Gay Bowl Committee and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event was organized by Penn 6 and Field House rep Tim Adams, who wrote on Facebook that, ”Two-hundred people packed the Upstairs Loft [of Field House] and we were able to write Gay Bowl and MS Society checks rounding up at $2,000 each.” That’s a lot of cup-flipping.

After the jump, some photos of the rowdy occasion from our pal HughE Dillon, and photographer Jenna Herman..

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19 #GayPhilly Instagrams You Need to See: The HughE Dillon Jump Shot Edition

Every Friday we roundup the best shots from some of Philly’s most clickable LGBT Instagram hams. This week, HughE Dillon does a jump shot, y’all!



Photographer Discovers Rare, Fascinating Photos of 1960s Drag Queens

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New York Magazine has a great story this week about a Kansas City artist who stumbled upon a slide carousel of photos from a drag party in the 1960s.

“The first image I looked at was this picture of a man in a kimono that was incredibly colorful — it was just a stunning image to behold,” Heishman told the Cut. “There were family photos, and then I hit this line of images that were all people dressed in drag, predominantly standing in front of this beautiful mosaic outside a bar.” Intrigued, Heishman purchased the slides — for $2. “I didn’t really know what I was purchasing, but I wanted to have time to sit with them a little longer,” he explains.

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MAN CRUSH MONDAY: Michael Callahan

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. 



Recent Man Crush Mondays: 

Want to share your Man Crush Monday? Here are the rules: (1) You have to name three to five guys you’re crushing on (2) You and all men involved have to be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to jmiddleton@phillymag.com.

PHOTOS: Black-Tie Gay Bingo 2014

The stars of the evening, the Bingo-Verifying Divas.

The stars of the evening, the Bingo-Verifying Divas.

On Saturday AIDS Fund hosted the 15th annual Black-Tie Gay Bingo, an annual springtime event that raises money for the nonprofit’s mission to provide monetary aid to regional HIV/AIDS organizations. Gays, drag queens, allies and shirtless waiters packed the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building for a night of cocktail-ing, Bingo-ing, dancing, and mingling. The much-loved Bingo-Verifying Divas did one number, Lady Gaga’s “Applause,” awards were handed out to locals working to bring HIV awareness to Philadelphia, and the whole shebang ended with a fantastic dance party. Check out some photos from local paparazzo HughE Dillon after the jump.

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PHOTOS: Fairmount Art Crawl Kicks Off the Spring Street Festival Season With Kids, Art and a Birthday Party

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On Sunday afternoon, the Fairmount Community Development Corporation hosted one of the city’s first block parties of the season, the 10th annual Fairmount Arts Crawl. The event seeks to “convert local businesses, bars, stores, cafés, restaurants and sidewalks into temporary galleries in order to showcase local artists, vendors and musicians.” It was a great day for it, with families flooding the streets to take part in crafts, face paintings, gallery crawls and other art-filled activities.

More photos after the jump

19 #GayPhilly Instagrams You May Have Missed This Week: The Funny Faces Edition

Every Friday I round up the best shots from some of #GayPhilly’s most clickable Instagram hams. This week, the Funny Faces Edition. 



15 #GayPhilly Instagrams You May Have Missed This Week: The #cockinasock Edition

Every Friday we roundup the best shots from some of Philly’s most clickable LGBT Instagram hams. This week, a #cockinasock slips in.



CONCERT REVIEW: Arcade Fire at Wells Fargo Center

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Photo by Eric Tsurumoto.

One might assume a holiday like St. Patrick’s Day would hinder a band’s drawing power in a city as infamously Irish as Philly. But for Arcade Fire last night, all it really did was throw a emerald hue over a crowd of thousands — many of whom showed up honoring the band’s “formal & costume” dress code in some obnoxious green get-up or another.

At 8:45 p.m. sharp, the band emerged on a small, dimly lit stage toward the center of the arena, plodding through an abbreviated “My Body Is A Cage” before sprinting to the main stage of shimmering lights and mirrors for the proper opener, “Reflektor.”

While the night considerably favored tracks from their latest record, the band hardly shied away from old favorites like “Neighborhood #1,” “No Cars Go,” and the beloved finale, “Wake Up.”



Elaborate costumes, coruscating rotating backdrops and the group’s visceral delivery were more than enough to make up for frontman Win Butler’s occasional fumbling through his own lyrics — (“Ready To Start” started, ironically, with the wrong verse, but a sheepish grin on Butler’s part was all it took to render the flub endearing.)

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