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Gay Philadelphia

"Get your crew and come get crazy"
BACK 2 BASICS at The Stimulus

One Saturday each month at Tabu, Voyeur or the Loft. Booty-shaking, bass-thumping, heart pumping nights for women. For 2 years, the hottest, sweatiest, craziest dance party imaginable while leaving your wallet intact. "Now, let's dance." $5 before and $10 after midnight.
Unrestrained lust: "get on your knees and play"

Third Saturdays each month at Club Philadelphia. CumUnion can feel the Brotherly Love in Philly. Popular sex party with piggy and horny guys. Facility includes: fully equipped dungeon, dual slings, spanking bench, porno stage shows, shower shows, heated floors, new bathrooms, douching facility, private showers. Also device charging stations, rooms with secure doors.
The 9th annual night of fraternal fellowship
Philadelphia Leather Pride Night

September 30, 2017. Cel­e­brat­ing/ bring­ing together the Leather, Kink, BDSM, Pan­sex­ual and LGBTQ com­mu­ni­ties to sup­port char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tions. Live auc­tion of leather and fetish cloth­ing, adult themed toys, equip­ment, books, art, jew­elry, plus enter­tain­ment.
Every First Thursday of the month The Philadelphia Film Society presents
Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie! - HOCUS POCUS

October 5, 2017, 8pm at Prince Theater Black Box. Children of the 90s know that it’s not Halloween without this spooky, kooky classic about three witch sisters (Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker) who return to the town of Salem after 300 years looking to wreak havoc and perform a choreographed song-and-dance number to “I Put a Spell on You.”
Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
Fall Ball 2017: American Bandstand

October 7, 2017, 7-11:30pm, Loews Philadelphia. Special joint anniversary theme: American Bandstand! 65 years of legendary music TV + American pop culture/ 35 years of Philadelphia LGBTQ+ music entertainment. Bring your dance partner - let sounds of the 50s and 60s carry you back in time. Food, drinks, dancing, live, silent auctions, and entertainment. Come on snake, let’s rattle!
Party in the streets
OutFest 2017

October 8, 2017, annual Sunday LGBT street party to celebrate National Coming Out Day, filling the Gayborhood with people, music, and food vendors. Also lots of related events take place in surrounding bars and clubs. See website for date and details as announced.
Do the time warp again...
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 13, 2017 Friday midnight show at The Ritz Bourse, 400 Ramstead, Philadelphia. The cult classic with performing cast. Prop bags for sale - proceeds go the cast. Hosted by Philly's own Rocky Horror Live Shadow Cast.
The 26th Annual
Philadelphia Film Festival

October 19-29, 2017. 11-day showcase of thought-provoking narrative features, live action, animated shorts, local, national + international films. Opens at Perelman Theater/ Kimmel Center. Also PFS ROXY THEATER and other venue events including FESTIVAL LOUNGE TASTING SCHEDULE + CLOSING NIGHT PARTY. See website schedules.
The Tradition Continues… A New Festival | New Media | New Attitude

Mid-March, 2018 (TBC). Six-day LGBTQ film festival/ 24-year tradition, bringing latest and best LGBTQ international/ national independent films to the Philadelphia region. A full screenings schedule of features, documentaries and shorts, plus awards to filmmakers and others impacting the LGBTQ communities - at three premiere venues along Avenue of the Arts, adjacent to the Gayborhood.
One-night only benefit performance by Dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet for MANNA
Shut Up & Dance 2018

Late April, 2018 (TBC) at Forrest Theatre. Each year, dancers choreograph/ perform original pieces for a night of entertainment, inspiration and creativity to benefit MANNA, the organization providing nutritional support and education to persons living with HIV/AIDS in Phila and beyond. After party at VOYEUR w/ DJ Robert Drake.
The 19th Annual Philly Black Pride/Penn Relays Celebration
Philadelphia Black Pride

Late April, 2018 (TBC). Black LGBTQ+ communities celebrate, network + build awareness. A diverse array of events brings together an average of 3,500-5,000 Black LGBTQ+ people each year. Past year host hotel: The Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square. FRI 4Play Day Party. SAT Block Party + Phirm Mega Party. SUN 9pm For Love, For Life, Forever at Griffin Hall + Aftermath.
2017 was the the biggest and best yet, with the largest crowd ever
Philly Pride Parade and Festival 2018

June 17, 2018 (TBC), The largest celebration of LGBT pride in the region, attracting over 25,000 people each year. Annual noon parade from 13th and Locust in the Gayborhood to Penn's Landing for festival frolics - five hours of entertainment and dancing, plus vendors and gay organizations. See their website for media of 2016, plus more events and updates.
Pushing the boundaries of art-making and redefining the artistic landscape
FringeArts 2018 Fringe Festival

September 6-23, 2018 (TBC), at FringeArts bldg + various venues around Philadelphia, and online with 1,000+ artistically daring performances. Theater, animated films, video vignettes, app downloads, digital mosaics, performance art installations, happenings, visual art, spoken word, comedy/improv, dance, puppet shows, mask ensembles, Revolution Shakespeare, live music, zombies and more.