Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Michelle Visage - The Diva Rules

Michelle Visage just revealed the cover for her new book: The Diva Rules out November 2015.  The book, subtitled "Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top" takes examples from Michelle's own colorful life and then channels them into 25 Rules that fans can use to guide their lives in a positive and fulfilling direction. With her distinctive voice Michelle encourages her readers to "Be the Honey and Wait for the Bees," "Celebrate Your Competition," and "Stop Relying on That Body." She also gives advice such as "Make Your Boss Look Good," " Find Your Scene" and "Exposure Isn't Money, but Sometimes it Can be Worth More."

Diva Rules includes a foreword by Michelle's long-time friend and international superstar RuPaul.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden wins Eurovision 2015

Mans Zelmerlow from Sweden won Saturday's Eurovision 2015 Grand Final with his song Heros. The show celebrated its 60th year and is now listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the "Longest Running Annual TV Music Competition" ever. Check out Mans' performance below....which is really pretty cool.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wanda Sykes Named Master of Ceremonies for 50th Anniversay of Gay Rights Movement Celebration

Organizers of the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration announced that entertainer and advocate Wanda Sykes will MC the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony on July 4th at Independence Hall.

Said Malcolm Lazin, National LGBT 50th Anniversary Chair: “We are tremendously excited to have Wanda Sykes, an outspoken and committed LGBT advocate, as the Master of Ceremonies for the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony. This historic one-hour Ceremony, in front of Independence Hall, commemorates the Gay Pioneers, celebrates 50 years of LGBT civil rights progress, and addresses future challenges. Wanda is a perfect MC. We are grateful to Live Nation Philadelphia and their President, Geoff Gordon for their assistance.”

From July 2 to 5, in Philadelphia, the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration includes panels, Gay Pioneers screening, fireworks, daily parties, six LGBT history exhibits, concerts, National Interfaith Service, wreath laying at the Gay Pioneers historic marker, and street festival in the gayborhood with the highlight the one-hour National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony on a large stage in front of Independence Hall on July 4th.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ariana Grande to Headline NYC Pier Party

Ariana Grande will headline NYC Pride's annual Dance on the Pier, joining the DJ's The Cube Guys, Ralphi Rosario, and Wayne G.  Ariana is expected to sing some of her songs that shot her into the spotlight including "Love Me Harder," "Bang Bang," "Problem," and "Break Free."

Said Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride: "With the rich history of this event involving artists such as the late Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Cher, Demi Lovato and more, we think Ariana will be the perfect fit."

Hudson River Park's Pier 26 will be the site of this year's event with doors open in at 3 p.m. Dance on the Pier, now in its 29th year, will again serve as the largest fundraiser for NYC Pride and our LGBT nonprofit grant winners. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

PGMC Summer Concerts This Weekend

The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus is back this weekend, May 15-16, for their Summer in the City concert.  They are so happy to be back that they are taking their shirts off to least in the above photo.

Expect to hear classic summer tunes like “Under the Boardwalk,” the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ USA,” “Summer Nights” from the award-winning musical, “Grease”, even music from Disney.

Summer in the City
Fri. May 15, 2015, 8 pm &
Sat. May 16, 2015, 2 pm & 8 pm
The Prince Music Theater
1412 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
Tickets - Click Here

Photo by Patrick Hagerty

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gay Kiss Caught on Dodger's Kiss Cam

Big Cheers for a gay kiss during the traditional "kiss cam" at the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.  Check it out....

KILL THE F*GGOT - All Of The Content Warnings... All Of Them

Randall Hermann released the above video game titled Kill The Faggot. The violent anti-gay video game was pulled from PC gaming platform Steam after many complaints.  How did it get on there in the first place?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dining Out for Life Tonight in Philadelphia

Action AIDS presents it’s 25th Dining Out for Life today in Philadelphia. 200+ restaurants in the area will donate 33% of their proceeds to local AIDS education, testing and care. For a complete list of participating restaurants click here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Photos: DVLF's Our Night Out at La Peg

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund's Our Night Out (#ONOphilly) turned out a very big crowd last night at Philadephia's La Peg restaurant. Below are a few photos from the event by Chris Balbi.

SEXx Interactive in Philadelphia May 7-10

Philadelphia will host a most unique and first-of-its-kind conference - SEXx Interactive: a Journey for the Mind, Heart and Body. A collective of individuals wanted to organize a conference different in flavor and content from what most individuals think of when they think “Sexuality Conference.” Led by GALAEI: a Queer Latin@ Social Justice Organization, SEXx Interactive: a Journey for the Mind, Heart and Body, will take place in Philadelphia May 7-10th, 2015 and follows the wildly successful SEXx event (patterned off of TEDxstyle talks) founded by GALAEI and Dr. Timaree Schmit that was held last year and attracted over 150 participants. It has garnered attention from sex-positive people from across the United States, including: academics, clinicians, artists, activists and regular folks who are simply intrigued. SEXx Interactive includes more than 40 educational presentations, performances, “how-to” workshops, and sexually-themed art exhibitions between Thursday and Sunday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New PSA Promoting 50th Anniversary of LGBT Rights

Equality Forum will run the below PSA on Comcast beginning on May 1st to promote the 50th Anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement. Check it out....

Monday, April 20, 2015

Philadelphia Black Pride kicks-off Wednesday

The renamed Philadelphia Gay Black Pride to simply Philadelphia Black Pride kicks-off on Wednesday.
The celebration kicks off with #A1PHA monologues from 5-8 p.m. at the Rittenhouse Ethical Society (1906 Rittenhouse Square) and ends with the Social Sunday Day Mingle featuring singer Dawn Richard at the Kimmel Center on Sunday. For the complete schedule click here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NoH8 Photo Shoot at Univ. of Penn on Thursday

oin the #NOH8Worldwide movement in Philadelphia on Thursday to add your face to the fight for equal human rights

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania LGBT Center
3907 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

DATE: Thursday April 9th, 2015

TIME: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Single/Solo Photos: $40
Couple/Group Photos: $25 per person

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fran Drescher to host Philly Gay Pride

The Nanny, Fran Drescher, to host Philadelphia's Gay Pride Day at Penn's Landing on June 14th.
“Fran is someone that every generation knows,” said Philly Pride Presents executive director Franny Price. “She’s funny. She’s smart. It’s going to be very entertaining.”

The new Director of LGBT Affairs, Nellie Fitzpatrick and Dr. Rachel Levine, the state’s acting physician general will both be grand marshals for the parade.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

RIP Drag Legend Cashetta

Sad news out of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware....Last night the Blue Moon posted the following notice that legendary drag personality Cashetta passed away.

We are devastated

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a very talented and loved member of the Blue Moon family.  Scott Weston, aka Cashetta passed away during the night.  At this moment we have very few details other than the confirmation of the loss of someone very dear to all of us.

Cashetta Xmas

Cashetta was a true original making a name for herself well before the anyone had ever heard of Rupaul's Drag Race.

From celebrity impersonator Michael Waters:  What you might not know is that we owe much of the cabaret entertainment scene in South Florida to him! He approached the former owners of the Alibi years ago and convinced them to let him do a show in their Manchester room. They agreed and gave him a limited number of weeks to "make it work." He DID and the Manchester room has been going strong ever since and has fostered a nice entertainment community in Wilton Manors.

Tracy Young at The Raven