Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Photos: Pink Pub Crawl with Lance Bass

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pink Pub Crawl & Ball with Lance Bass Tonight

Rain, Snow or Shine...the Pink Pub Crawl will go on with Lance Bass!  Tickets will be available at the door of each venue along the route.

November 26, 2014 Route:
8:00 PM - Tabu Sports Bar - 200 S. 12th St.

9:30 PM - The Field House - 1150 Filbert St.

10:30 PM - Trocadero Theater - 1003 Arch St.

   Tickets will cost $25 in advance and $25 the night of the event for those wearing PINK - $35 for those not.  

Friday, November 21, 2014

RSVP Vacations to Celebrate 30 Years

RSVP Vacations is set to celebrate 30 years of gay and lesbian cruises with their largest cruise yet on the brand new Regal Princess. The cruise, which sets sail on February 8th, will host a record-breaking 3600 guests cruising from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and the private island of Princess Cays.

RSVP's most popular entertainers from the past 30 years and some dazzling new stars are slated to perform in the stunning venues onboard. The all-star lineup already includes, RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon, Tony-nominated songstress Ann Hampton Callaway, RSVP favorites Amy & Freddy, co-star of the current hit film Gone Girl, actress/singer Missi Pyle, and RSVP Cruise Director Brad Loekle.

RSVP President Randle Roper says, "For 30 years, RSVP has led the gay travel industry in creating fun and fabulous experiences for our guests. Regal Princess takes us to a whole new level. Plus, we're offering our guests new ways to customize their vacation with options ranging from unique individual moments to designing their own party. We know Regal will be one for the record books!"

Check out for more information on this and other RSVP vacations.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pope to visit Philadelphia in 2015

It's official. Pope Francis is coming to Philly in September to participate in the World Meeting of Families.

"I wish to confirm according to the wishes of the Lord, that in September of 2015, I will go to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families," he told a gathering of religious leaders in Rome.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chus + Ceballos to join Lance Bass at PINK Ball

 Spain's SUPERSTAR DJ duo Chus + Ceballos will join *N'SYNC's Lance Bass and Brittany Lynn for the PINK Pub Crawl's Ball at the Trocadero Theater on Thanksgiving Eve.  The acclaimed DJs have spun just about everywhere in the last year including Burning Man, Fire Island's Pines Party, PACHA NYC, Space Ibiza and many more.  Check out this documentary where the duo are hyped by NYC's in-the-biz folk including the legendary DJ/Producer Danny Tenaglia.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tickets on Sale Now - Pink Pub Crawl & Ball with Lance Bass

Join Hostess Ms. Brittany Lynn, N'SYC's Lance Bass and SUPERSTAR DJs (TBA on Thursday) on Thanksgiving Eve for the PINK Pub Crawl & Ball.

2014 Philadelphia Route:
8:00 PM - Tabu Sports Bar - 200 S. 12th St.
9:30 PM - The Field House - 1150 Filbert St.
10:30 PM - Trocadero Theater - 1003 Arch St.

Ticket includes: 1 drink at each venue + admission to the PINK Ball with DJ TBA on Thursday.

Monday, November 10, 2014

NSync's Lance Bass to Host Philly's Pink Pub Crawl

Attention all NSync fans:  Lance Bass will host Philadelphia's PINK Pub Crawl along with Ms. Brittany Lynn on Thanksgiving Eve.  Advanced tickets will go on sale here at on Wednesday.  Tickets for the crawl will be limited to 300 people.   If you are unable to get a Pink Pub Crawl ticket, you can still see Lance at the PINK Ball- last stop at the Trocadero Theater.  Individual PINK Ball tickets will also be available in advance and at the door the night of the event.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Philadelphia to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Gay Rights Movement in 2015

Plans were unveiled yesterday in Philadelphia for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the LGBT civil rights movement at Independence Hall on July 4, 2015.The 50th Anniversary festivities from Thursday, July 2 to Sunday, July 5 include panels, LGBT history exhibits, parties, a festival and special events with the highlight the 50th Anniversary Celebration on a large stage in front of Independence Hall on Saturday, July 4.

Participating in the press conference were Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Equality Forum Executive Director Malcolm Lazin, Independence National Historical Park Superintendent Cynthia MacLeod, Visit Philly President Meryl Levitz, and subsets of the Los Angeles and Philadelphia Gay Men’s Choruses. Equality Forum is the organizing committee of the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Independence National Historical Park has issued a permit for activities on Independence Mall on July 4, 2015, for the 50th Anniversary Celebration and will join the celebration on Independence Square.

The LGBT civil rights movement began when activists from New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia protested for equality each Fourth of July from 1965 to 1969 in front of Independence Hall and Liberty Bell. It was the first time that activists from more than one city openly identified as gay and called for equality. The demonstrations, which were called “Annual Reminders,” were spearheaded by Washington’s Frank Kameny and Philadelphia’s Barbara Gittings. Kameny and Gittings are recognized as the father and mother of the LGBT civil rights movement.

“The 50th Anniversary will commemorate the Gay Pioneers and celebrate 50 years of civil rights progress,” stated Malcolm Lazin, 50th Anniversary chair. “When 40 activists protested on the Fourth of July, 1965, it was the largest-ever gathering of gays and lesbians petitioning for equality. The 50th Anniversary is an inclusive celebration. It will reflect the leadership and diversity of the LGBT civil rights movement. The organizing committee has solicited advice from grassroots to national organizations and will highlight movement leadership throughout the celebration.”

Meryl Levitz, Visit Philly president, said, “Since the country’s inception, Philadelphia has been at the forefront fighting for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. On July 4, 1965, the gay community chose Philadelphia as the site, in front of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, to call attention to the injustices against them. Fifty years later, we are proud to celebrate their bravery, determination and the role that Philadelphia had in that pursuit.”

“The mission of the National Park Service is to safeguard the places core to our nation’s heritage and to tell the stories of our shared past,” said Cynthia MacLeod, superintendent of Independence National Historical Park. “Independence Hall has long served as a symbol for freedom and liberty, a place where individuals have gathered to air their grievances and work together to effect change. The protests of 1965 were one such event. We are honored to be able to participate in the celebration of this significant historical moment.”

Scheduled activities include the following:

Thursday, July 2
Kick-off events featuring panels of nationally renowned experts. National Legal Panel in collaboration with the Williams Institute at the National Museum of American Jewish History and a National Politics Panel in Congress Hall, where Congress first met with sessions from 1790 to 1800.

A party at the National Museum of American Jewish History follows.

Friday, July 3
A screening of Gay Pioneers with distinguished panel will be held at WHYY, the Philadelphia NPR and PBS affiliate, on Friday, July 3. WHYY is located on Independence Mall. WHYY/PBS and Equality Forum co-produced “Gay Pioneers,” a documentary about the Annual Reminders and how these protests laid the groundwork for Stonewall in 1969.

A party on Independence Mall follows.

Saturday, July 4
Luncheon at the Independence Visitor Center, wreath laying at the Gay Pioneers historic marker and the 50th Anniversary Celebration in front of Independence Hall, plus other special events.

Sunday, July 5
Festival presented by Philly Pride Presents in Philadelphia’s gayborhood.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lisa Ling Covers IGRA on Sunday

Lisa Ling’s CNN series This is Life with Lisa Ling, will cover a gay rodeo and the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) on Sunday.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

SUPERSTAR to join Pink Pub Crawl on Thanksgiving Eve

I'm happy to announce the Pink Pub Crawl will return on Thanksgiving Eve - November 26, 2014.  It will be a SUPERSTAR event which ends in a Ball this year.  I will release the route later this week and the celebrity tie-in next week.  Additional details on the Ball will be be released shortly as well....stay tuned!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Big Cash Prizes Offered In Philly's Gayborhood for Halloween

Tabu, Knock, Woody's and Icandy are all offering cash prizes for their Halloween costume contests tonight. Someone could walk away with around $3,000 if they can hit them all....

Tabu - 200 S. 12th Street

Knock - 225 S. 12th Street

Woody's - 202 S. 13th Street

Icandy - 254 S. 12th Street

"Say I Do" Wedding Expo in Philadelphia - November 2nd

Celebrate love, equality and pride at the Say I Do LGBT Wedding & Life Expo 2014 in Philadelphia on November 2! The event will be held at the Top of the Tower (1717 Arch Street) and will kick-off at 1pm. For ticket visit

Rupaul's Queens Featured in Starbucks' Ad


Other drag queen commercials:



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Exotica Festival Kicks-off in Curacao on November 27th

Exotica Festival, the Caribbean's biggest LGBT party week, kicks-off in Curacao on Thanksgiving Day and runs through December 1. Brasil's Nicky Valentine will be joined by pornstar Jean Franko, and DJs Erez Ben Ishay, Steven Geller, Bruno Pacheco, Darly, Silversales and the O'Halley Brothers for 5 days of music, sun and fun! For more information visit

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Terror Behind the Walls on the Today Show

If you haven't been to Eastern State Penitentiary's Terror Behind the Walls what are you waiting for? Get your tickets here.

Boxers PHL to Open This Week

Boxer's PHL is set to open this week on Thursday or Friday - if the city inspection goes as planned. The imported NYC sports bar posted the photo below of Philadelphia staff on its Facebook page.  The bar is located in the old Ritz Camera space at 1330 Walnut Street.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris to Host Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris announced by Twitter (with the help of Oscar Moby video) that he will be hosting the 2015 Oscars. This will be the first time as a host for the Oscars but Patrick Harris has already hosted the Emmys and Tonys.

Spirit Day 2014 - Taking a Stand Against Bullying

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Philly AIDS Walk & 5K Run on Sunday

AIDS Walk Philly 2014 - Sunday October 19

AIDS Walk Philly will kick off from the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

AIDS Walk Philly Schedule

6:30AM 5K Run Check-in Begins
7:30AM Walk Registration Begins
7:30AM 5K Run Begins
Donation Tent Opens
Team Photos
Reading of the Names Begins
8:30AM Opening Ceremony
8:45AM Zumba Warm-Up
9:00AM 5K Walk Begins

Early Check-In: Skip the lines and stop by Early Check-In! Hand in your donations, pick up your button, and collect your fundraising award at the AIDS Fund Office: 1315 Spruce Street – 4th Floor - Philadelphia, PA 19107

Thursday, October 16 10:00AM-8:00PM
Friday, October 17 10:00AM-8:00PM
Saturday, October 18 10:00AM-4:00PM

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Catholic Church Shows Signs of Change on Welcoming Gays

Catholic bishops took an unprecedented step on Monday to "welcome" homosexuals and noting they had "gifts and qualities" to offer the church.

As the global synod on the family entered its second week at the Vatican, the bishops released a midterm document summarising the closed-door debate taking place between nearly 200 bishops and lay officials.

While the church reaffirmed its opposition to marriage and same sex unions, the ground-breaking document said homosexuality prompted "serious reflection" and was an "important educative challenge".

"Are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing them a fraternal space in our communities?" the document asked. "Often they wish to encounter a church that offers them a welcoming home.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"Please Go Home"

Made me lol....

Outfest at a Glance

Philadelphia's Gayborhood block party, Outfest, returns on Sunday, October 12th.  The event celebrates National Coming Out Day and claims to be the largest celebration of its kind in the nation. Below is the main stage schedule for the day.


Noon - Opening Work Out with 12th Street
12:20pm - Gym Magic for the Children with Dale Varga
12:40pm - Pet Show Contest
12:50 pm - Mr. Philly Gay Pride 2014 “Jimmy Two Finga”
1:00pm -  Mazzoni Center “RE*BEL”
1:20pm - J CARSON
1:35pm - Optimal Sport “Zumba”
1:45pm - Tavern Group “Eric Jaffe”
1:55pm - Attic Youth Center Performance
     Michael Byrne “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Gayborhood
     OutProud Award — Elicia Gonzales
     OutStanding Youth — Gay Straight Alliance Hatboro-Horsham High School
     Gilbert Baker National OutProud Award — ACLU Pa
     Jaci Adams OutProud Transgender Award — Dawn Munro
     OutProud Friend — Hon. James Kenney
     OutProud Lifetime Award — Bill Wood
2:25pm - Pure Belly Dance
2:30 - Woody’s
3:00pm - Traditional Contests:  high heel race, hulu-hoop, penis shaped bagel eating, belly dancing
3:30pm - ICandy
4:00pm - Tabu
4:30pm - Venture Inn
5:00pm - Mrs. P.
5:10pm - Bob & Barbara
5:35pm - Miss Philly Gay Pride 2014 “Mimi ImFurst”
- Crowning of Miss Philly Gay Pride 2015