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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 18th Annual Philly Black Pride/Penn Relays Celebration
Philadelphia Black Pride - Pleasure

April 27 - May 1, 2017. Black LGBTQ+ communities celebrate, network and build awareness. With a diverse array of events, the celebration brings together an average of 3,500-5,000 Black LGBTQ+ people each 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.
For 62 consecutive years and more than 2,200 performance
Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!

May 4, 2017, 7:30pm at Kimmel Center. A one man show depicting the famous writer, with excerpts from more than fifteen hours of favorite Twain selections, cutting through today’s chorus of opinions with a voice soaked in humor and history as it happened over a century ago. The show, developed in a Greenwich Village nightclub in 1956, is a role Holbrook continues to tour at age 91.
One Step Films presents Posi+ive, a documentary

May 5, 2017, 7pm, at Perelman Theater/ Kimmel Center. As a black woman you have two strikes against you. One being black and one being a woman - Sibulele Ntoni. But what if you also live in poverty; and you don’t conform to typical gender roles; and you have HIV? Then three more strikes. The film aims to amplify these oppressed voices who still have the power to speak.
The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus is turning 35
Derby Day Street Festival

May 6, 2017, 2-7:30pm at Woody’s Bar. A street party celebration on the 200 block of S 13th. The PGMC began singing in 1981 to promote acceptance and equality for the LGBT community. Celebrate the progress and congratulate one another! Break out your wide brimmed hats and bow ties for a Derby Day theme party w/ music, dancing, performances, games, food trucks, and festivities!
United by a shared spirit of sex-positivity
Hump Film Festival by Dan Savage

May 12-13, 2017, at Fringe Arts Theater. A new kind of porn: short dirty movies, each less than five minutes, not by porn stars, but people who want to be for a weekend. Filmmakers/ stars show what they think is hot, sexy, creative and kinky, their turn-ons/ craziest fantasies. Carefully curated cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes.
We celebrate and honor beards of all shapes, shades, and colors in Queer culture
Beards 'n Queers Weekend

May 19-21, 2017, 6-8pm at Tabu. Celebrate and network with queer, LGBTQ-friendly barbers, local vendors and businesses that specialize in hair care and style. Get a dope fresh cut, line up and shape up just in time for Saturdays main event. Music, food, BYOB, indoor and outdoor event.
Do the time warp again...
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

May 19, 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.
Honey, it's not your Grandmother's Bingo!
Hairspray GayBINGO!

May 20, 2017, 7pm at The Gershman Y, 401 S Broad St. "Hairspray" GayBINGO! - hosted by the infamous Bingo Verifying Divas (BVDs!) – a wild bunch of drag queens who entertain with wacky humor and outrageous costumes. Next dates: June 10th - Believe (all Cher) GayBingo.
Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
One Hit Wonders: A Sing-A-Long

June 1-2, 2017, 8pm at Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. The final concert of the 35th Anniversary season. Hear some of your favorite songs made famous by the artists who only topped charts one time; we'll never forget them, even if it may be hard to remember their names.
Celebrating "Reminder Day": the 50th anniversary of the 1965 gay rights picket
Philly Pride Parade and Festival 2017

June 11, 2017, 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.
A 2013 film by Abdellatif Kechiche (France)
Blue is the Warmest Color

June 13, 2017, 7pm at The Roxy/ The Philadelphia Film Society. Sweeping and bracingly intimate, a coming-of-age story tracking the tumultuous relationship between two women, a French teenager and an older, free-spirited painter, that captures the highs and lows of first love in all their thrilling intensity - based on the 2010 French graphic novel of the same name by Julie Maroh.
2004 Gregg Araki Film
Mysterious Skin

June 27, 2017, 7pm at The Roxy/ The Philadelphia Film Society. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a teenage male hustler in Gregg Araki’s powerful coming-of-age drama, which follows the intersecting paths of two teens, navigating life in the aftermath of a shared childhood trauma. With Brady Corbett, Richard Riehle, and Michelle Trachtenberg.
Pushing the boundaries of art-making and redefining the artistic landscape
FringeArts 2017 Fringe Festival

September 7-23, 2017, at FringeArts building + 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.
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.
Party in the streets
OutFest 2017

Early October, 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.
The 26th Annual
Philadelphia Film Festival

Late October, 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.