Popular Gayborhood Producer Admits “Untimely Payment to Performers”

Josh Schonewolf via Facebook

After Tabu Lounge and Bar announced recently that it was parting ways with well-known Gayborhood events producer Josh Schonewolf, speculation arose on social media that the split had been sparked by his allegedly poor performer payment practices. Schonewolf has now exclusively given G Philly his side of the story.

A staple in the Gayborhood, Schonewolf has produced popular events such as “Mr. Everything,” “Bearlesque,” and “Daddy & Friends” through his promotions company, Josh Schonewolf Presents. Tabu was one of Schonewolf’s recurring venues and became his mainstay after he cut ties with ICandy following its owner’s racial slur controversy in 2016. Read more »

LGBTQ Event of the Week: SuperDope House Party

SuperDope is on Saturday, August 20th at Tabu.

SuperDope is on Saturday, August 20th, at Tabu.

For its eclectic taste in diverse music genres and its ambition in turning such passion into one big Gayborhood showstopper, SuperDope House Party is this week’s LGBTQ Event of the Week. “I am so excited to bring SuperDope House Party back into the scene,” said event producer Stro Kyle. “This event represents everything I stand for — being all-inclusive, judgement-free, celebrating of queer rebel lives, and bringing to the forefront those who feel left in the shadow of mainstream Philly LGBTQ culture.” Read more »

TOP PICKS: The Best LGBTQ Events This Weekend

Best known for her Bounce music , Big Freedia will be headlining the Slay Ball this Friday.

Best known for her bounce music, Big Freedia will be headlining the Slay Ball this Friday.

FRIDAY EVENTS

Power 99 Presents: The Slay Ball Featuring Big Freedia
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
2300 Arena, 2300 South Swanson Street; over 21.

Billed as “the Ultimate pride party,” bounce music artist Big Freedia will headlining a show hosted by popular gay
Power 99 FM and morning show host Mutha Knows. TICKETS Read more »

PHOTOS: Queer Fringe Sneak Peek Party at Tabu

Last night, a selection of the FringeArts Festival‘s most intriguing queer and LGBT artists presented samples from their shows at a big old gay party via Tabu. Besides featured performances from Growing Into My Beard, Zanna Don’t!, and Me First, other queer favorites attended the evening of entertainment, followed by karaoke and socializing. Don’t forget to check out all of our LGBTQ FringeArts Festival coverage here.



25 Gay Things to Do in Philly This September

Madonna is headed to the City of Brotherly Love this month. Photo via Shutterstock.

Madonna is headed to the City of Brotherly Love this month. Photo via Shutterstock.

The Pope who? There’s a lot more going on in Philadelphia this September besides a visit from the Vatican. We rounded up 25 LGBT events, shows, and minglers that will keep you busy during back to school season.

Faced with Discrimination Photobooth: Equality Pennsylvania is teaming up with the William Way Community Center for this free event where guests can take a picture and describe why discrimination is a problem that isn’t just theoretical. Thursday, September 3rd, 11 am, free, William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street

Sharon Needles: The RuPaul icon “with the look of a cover model and the soul of a shoe” will be at Kung Fu Necktie for a one-nigh only show, featuring the Haus of Ham and The Homophones. Thursday, September 3rd, 7 pm, $20-50, Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 North Front Street

FringeArts Festival 2015: There’s so many queer performances at this year’s FringeArts Fest that we’d be here all day if we listed all of them: everything from You Are the Hero to Not For Profit to Growing Into My Beard. In short, there’s something for everyone. Opens Thursday, September 3rd, various times, prices, and locations
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15 Gay Philly Parties and Shows This July

A recent Stimulus Back 2 Basics party.

A recent Stimulus Back 2 Basics party.

This July isn’t cooling off at many of Philly’s gay bars and performance spaces. In fact, there’s plenty of shows, dance parties, and cabarets to keep your summer nights very warm. We rounded up fifteen of Gay Philly’s hottest nightlife events for the month, in chronological order.

Martha Graham Cracker with the Bearded Ladies: This two-for-one extravaganza is nearly sold out and features a preview of the latest show from the Beards, Bitter Homes and Gardens. Of course, Martha will be on hand to present her signature tunes. Thursday, July 9th, 8 pm, L’Etage, 624 South 6th Street

Philly Drag Wars Golden Girls Night: The popular competition takes on a unique theme: Contestants have to channel celebrities who died young as if they didn’t die and lived to be 80 or 90. Thursday, July 9th, 9 pm, $7 for VIP Table, Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James Street

Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour: Think of it like the Gayborhood version of The View, but without Rosie Perez. This month, yours truly is one of the guest panelists. Friday, July 10th, 8:30 pm, Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor Street Read more »

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