Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Brut FAHRENHEIT - August 1st at Santas Party House

Brut, NYC's hottest monthly party,  returns on Saturday night to Santas Party House - 96 Lafayette Street - NYC.  If you go:  Think leather and sex....less is more.  With Fahrenheit in the name expect it to be hot and that means the crowd too.  Get there early as the line can take some time to get through but its worth it.  Door open at 11pm.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gay Night Returns to Phillies on Thursday

Gay Community Night at the Phillies returns on Thursday night.  2015 marks the 13th year the Phillies have hosted a gay night.  This year, the Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves at 7:05 p.m.   Make sure you are in your seats at 6:50 p.m. to hear the Philadelphia Voices of Pride sing the National Anthem.   Net proceeds from each ticket sold through this offer will benefit Sean Halpin Scholarship Fund.

For tickets - Click here.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Boys of Summer returns to Philly in August

PhillyGayCalendar.com is gearing up for the 12th Annual Boys of Summer Party taking place on August 7-9, 2015. At Saturday's main event, Andrew Christian's Pablo Hernandez will host along with Cory Wade from American's Next Top Model with music by Drew G.

Event Schedule:

Pool Party - Friday, August 7, 2015 @ 9 pm - 2am
North Shore Beach Club– 1031 Germantown Ave, Philly
Philadelphia’s only over 21 private poolside oasis. Stretch out on lavish lounge chairs or private cabanas surrounded by vibrant colors and relax under the moonlight while being transported to a resort-style getaway. Music of DJ Carl Michaels

Saturday Block Party - Saturday, August 8, 2015 @ 2pm - 6pm
Camac Street between Locust and Spruce
It's always sunny in Philadelphia, so enjoy the weather and spend the day at our block party, with drink specials, BBQ food, music and more, plus hang out with Pablo Hernandez.

BOYS OF SUMMER MAIN EVENT - Saturday, August 8, 2015 @ 9pm - 3:30am
Voyeur Nightclub - 1221 St James Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The moment you have been waiting for - the Main Event! Join hundreds of guys, ALL in swimsuits, dancing all night long to nationally known DJ Drew G. Live entertainment by Pablo Hernandez and Cory Wade

Sunday BBQ Roofdeck Picnic - Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 12pm - 4pm
iCandy Nightclub - 254 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Finish off the weekend on the roofdeck of iCandy to enjoy the weather. They will be serving frozen drinks, and grilling up some burgers and hot dogs. Best way to end a weekend with the new friends you have made.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Photos: July 4th & the 50th Anniversary of LGBT Civil Rights Celebration


Eric Alva & John Holmes III (Descendent of George Washington)
Wanda Sykes
Cathy Renna & Wanda Sykes
 

Malcolm Lazin & Eddie Windsor

Brian Simms & Eddie Windsor
Bishop Gene Robinson



Photos by Cathy Renna

DADDYB - I WANT A BEAR

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

26 Million People Use Facebook's Rainbow Profile Overlay

From CNN:

Over the past three days, 26 million people have super imposed rainbows over their Facebook profile pictures using a free tool provided by the company. The rainbow filter launched Friday and continued to gain steam over Pride weekend, garnering more than half a billion likes and comments all over the world. Famous people including Russell Simmons, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff changed their profiles. The tool was created by two Facebook interns during an internal hackathon last week. Changing a profile picture is easily dismissed as low-effort activism. But for many people who are not typically political it was a way to quietly show support.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Ariana Grande starts NYC Pride Pier Party performance with Whitney and Madonna

Ok - talk about knowing your audience. Ariana Grande rocked the NYC pier party last night by starting off her performance not with her own music but Whitney and Madonna. Her show was - well, FABULOUS! Check out the first few minutes.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Passes Marriage Equality Nationwide!


The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that it is legal for same sex couples to marry the people they love. This is a historic victory for gay rights activists who have fought for years!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Philadelphia icon - Donna Mae - Passes

I am sad to report a icon in Philadelphia's Gayborhood has passed away. Donna Mae was a fixture in the community and could be spotted at every major event Philadelphia hosted for as long as I can remember.  Rest in peace Donna Mae!

Philadelphia installs rainbow crosswalks in the Gayborhood

Philly Pride installed rainbow crosswalks in Philadelphia's Gayborhood at 13th & Locust Streets last night.  The organization spearheaded the project in anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Reminders which took place in front of Independence Hall back on July 4, 1965.  Philly Pride will host a block party on July 5th in the Gayborhood to close out a week long celebration of the anniversay.





 For more information on the celebration visit LGBT50th.orgwww.lgbt50th.org.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fire Island’s ‘Ascension’ Party Moves to Greece Due to Boycott

Wow, Fire Island's Acension party will be leaving the island for 2015 and heading to Greece! Each year Fire Island plays host to two big event weekends during the summer: The Pines Party & Ascension. Ascension's event producer, Eric von Kuersteiner, is moving the event as he decided to boycott most of the venues in the Pines that were recently purchased by Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass. Earlier this year, Reosmer amd Weiderpass threw a fundraising reception for anti-gay conservative Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Reisner and Weiderpass own the OUT NYC Hotel complex have been under fire since as Cruz is not a friend of LGBT causes. The big question now is how will this now impact the Pines Party schedule on the island for July 24-26?


Wrote Von Kuersteiner:

Good Morning. As many of you know part of the Ascension Weekend has always included events at the commercial properties. When I owned the commercial properties, Ascension rivaled the 4th of July in terms of income for the properties. In addition, homeowners have been able to receive a premium for the rentals because Ascension is considered a Holiday. Again last year it gave a boost of revenue to the downtown. When admission is $60 to go to the Sip N’ Twirl (100% of proceeds is donated to charity) on a Saturday night and the place is packed to maximum capacity (pavilion had no cover and was empty) it should give you an idea of the power of the Ascension Brand and our customers that come for the weekend. Last year we sold out at the T Dance, with the highest ever attendance. I thought that the Boycott would have convinced Ian to do the right thing and sell (he’s had offers since I withdrew mine) unfortunately however he has not. As I would not personally patronize any of his properties, I cannot in good conscience support his businesses with any additional revenue that Ascension brings to the Pines every year.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Iggy Azalea Cancels Pittsburgh Pride Appearance After Community Backlash

Iggy Azalea, the 25-year-old Australian rapper, announced that she was cancelling her Pittsburgh Pride performance after receiving some backlash from the LGBT community for her past tweets, which many homophobic. “This has been a difficult decision as I truly support the event and LGBTQIA communities, however I feel my participation at this point would only serve to further distract from the true purpose of the event,” Iggy shared on Twitter.



Here is just one of her tweets which are offensive:

Monday, June 8, 2015

All Access and Student All Access Badges for qFLIX Philadelphia on Sale Now


Philadelphia's gay & lesbian film festival - qFLIX Philadelphia - now is offering their All Access Passes.  Good news - No increase in price for 2015. This


(A $288 Value) Access to all films, Opening and Closing night parties, and select private parties throughout the festival.


All the benefits** of the full price ALL ACCESS at half the cost!
*Active Student ID is required to be shown when picking up Student ALL ACCESS badges.
**Some events are for people 21 and over only, under 21 entrance may be restricted.

Beautiful Something
From Opening Night Film Beautiful Something 

Monday, June 1, 2015

LGBT Film at the PFS Roxy

The Philadelphia Film Society is celebrating LGBT Pride Month through a mix of outstanding contemporary and iconic queer film beginning tomorrow at the PFS Roxy Theater.

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.