WATCH: Philly Band Films Music Video at Tabu’s Drag Brunch

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Philly rock band Wonder and Fury wanted a few queens for their latest music video, “Talk Talk Talk,’ so they called up Tabu to see if they could bring their cameras to one of the bar’s signature Sunday Drag Brunches in November. Of course, the queens were more than happy to oblige.

The video spans a whole afternoon of drag-brunching—from going backstage where the ladies are caking their faces with makeup to showing performance clips on Tabu’s tiny upstairs stage. Some of the gals who make an appearance are Brittany Lynn and her drag daughter Robyn, Crystal Electra and Maria TopCat.

“Talk Talk Talk” is from Wonder & Fury’s eponymous first EP, which you can listen to and buy here. See the video below:

Video: Tabu Doorman Assaulted in Gayborhood

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Police have released video of a Gayborhood attack that occurred on December 27th around 2:40 a.m. near 12th and Chestnut streets in Philadelphia, and the victim in the attack is a doorman at Tabu, the popular 12th Street gay bar. Police are calling it aggravated assault. Read more »

WATCH: Songbird Contestant Proposes to His Boyfriend On Stage at Tabu

Songbird: Josh Schonewolf’s Philly singing competition that births local celebrities, a few jaded hearts … and now holy matrimony!

Wednesday night, contestant Robert Alexander took to the stage to sing his song, Rascal Flatt’s “God Bless the Broken Road,” when he stopped in the middle to propose to his boyfriend, Justin Torres. The crowd erupted in cheers and, well, it’s best if Alexander explains:

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Kemar Jewel Wins First-Ever Mr. Everything Competition

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The 10-week Mr. Everything pageant came to a close last night at Tabu, and the Attic Youth Center‘s Kemar Jewel was crowned winner.

The competition, helmed by Josh Schonewolf, sought to find Philly’s best male-identified performer. Fifteen contestants competed, performing everything from pole-dancing to comedy to testosterone-forward drag in the hopes of becoming the winner. In the end, though, it was Jewel who woo’d judges with his energetic performances and gravity-defying ballroom-dancing skills.

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PHOTOS: A Gay Old Time at the Pink Pub Crawl 2014

As if Thanksgiving Eve doesn’t produce enough madness, Nightlife Gay went and booked *NSYNC legend and kinda-sorta gay icon Lance Bass for its annual Pink Pub Crawl. And sure, Lance wasn’t around for much more than an eye-lash bat and a “Hi…Bye,” but it was more than enough to throw a sea of gays (and a few blood-pressure-heightened groupies) into full-on Swoon Mode.

Oh, and Brittany Lynn showed up with inflatable breasts.

See the night in photos below:



Your Big Gay Guide to Thanksgiving Week in Philly

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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 »

PHOTOS: Ladies Loving Ladies All Over the Place at Back 2 Basics

Stimulus, Best of Philly’s winner for Best Gay Girls’ Night Out, packed the second floor of Tabu Saturday night with its monthly Back 2 Basics party. The rowdy, amorous crowd danced to the tunes of DJs ShyE and Sparkles, and enjoyed some select drink specials. Stimulus co-founder Amber Hikes gave me some photos to share, which you can see in the slideshow below.



Pull out your calendars: The next Stimulus bash is the sixth annual Black and White Party at Voyeur, which Hikes calls “our biggest bash of the year.” It takes place just before Thanksgiving, on November 21st. The next Back 2 Basics is December 13th at Tabu.

PHOTOS: “When I Was Young” LGBT Variety Hour at Tabu

Last night The Spruce Foundation gathered LGBT youth at Tabu Sports Bar and Lounge for a variety show filled with drag, a mentalist, spoken word and even some musical numbers. The evening was done in conjunction with the Kimmel Center’s weeklong It Gets Better Project residency.

Though the event was short, it was jam-packed with dynamic, commanding performances. Aida BummCake stole the evening with her burlesque performance of “Let it Go,” equating it to her own experiences growing up gay. Other performers included Yashi McGowen, delivering an emotional and uplifting poem, and Justin Relkin, who guessed the color of women’s underwear. All in all an enjoyable night at Tabu for a good cause. Check out some photos I snapped below:



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Don't miss the Out in the Park Rainbow Picnic in New Jersey.

Don’t miss the Out in the Park Rainbow Picnic in New Jersey.

It may be the start of Fall, but it’s a hot weekend of great gay happenings in Philly. Check out our picks for some of the must-do weekend events!



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