Here are some sneak-peek photos of G Philly‘s upcoming Fashion Issue, which took place at photog Trevor Dixon’s warehouse studio in Fishtown. The models are recent Temple grad Colin (pictured above), and regular Hollister pretty-boy Logan. The issue will feature 10 pages of threads from places like Boyds, Neiman Marcus and the gay-owned Metro Men’s Clothing on East Passyunk Avenue. There are lots more photos after the jump. Check back soon for info on our Spring Issue launch party! READ MORE
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Behind-the-scenes shots from our upcoming fashion spread.
A dozen men and women worth taking off the market
The movies make it seem easy. But when it comes to finding Mr. or Ms. Right, life can get a little tricky. That’s why we’ve collected some of the finest catches in Philly. Here, 12 gay and lesbian singles are looking for something a bit more serious than a Craigslist connection.
Wayland “Wade” Harris
33, lives in Center City. He’s been single for about 10 months.
Who I am: “I’m an aspiring performer.” Harris models, acts, sings and dances. “When I’m not on stage you can find me working at Knock and, if you’re lucky,
My interests: Running, working out, playing sports, swimming and yoga.
My ideal man: “I think the late Farrah Fawcett said it best: I need a strong man.”
I’m into: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Counting Crows, Chopin and The Catcher in the Rye.
I’m thinking about: “My friends, family and the world. And I try to live my life in such a way that I am constantly being inspired, as well as inspiring others to put the best part of themselves out there for the world to enjoy.”
30, lives in West Philly. She’s been single since the spring of 2011.
Who I am: “I am creative, determined, versatile and loyal.” Lin, a youth HIV prevention researcher at CHOP, also works with hotpot! Philly and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.
Things I’m into: Yoga, photography, cooking and community gardening. “My ideal first date includes excited
On my bookshelf: Audre Lorde’s Collected Poems, Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, the Hunger Games trilogy and In Her I Am by Chrystos.
I’m looking for: “My biggest turn-ons are intelligence, confidence, kindness, playfulness, clever wordplay—and flirting.”
Are you ready for Outfest?
Friday, Oct. 7
The Third Annual LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference (10 a.m.) gets started at the Temple University Student Center at Broad and Cecil B. Moore Ave. with special guests, performances and workshops through the weekend.
DJs Robert Drake and John Stanley spin retro music (5 p.m.) during the “Bottoms Up” happy hour at The Bike Stop.
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., hosts “Out at Night” (6 p.m.) to benefit the Mazzoni Center, ASPCA, Imperial Court and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
The First Annual Red Affair (8 p.m.) takes over Voyeur to benefit the AIDS Fund. Look for live performances by Navaya Shay, Crystal Chethman, Oliver Chris, Tony Enos and Stefan Iman – a male illusionist with Mr. D.C. International.
Saturday, Oct. 8
It’s the day many of you have been eagerly waiting for: The first Philly Trans March sets off from Love Park (3 p.m.) to celebrate transgender, transexual and gender non-conforming people and allies in the region. Congratulations to everyone – including Spiral Q – who helped get this inaugural event off the ground.
Mark Mitchell talks about growing up gay
“Mark, are you gay?” his mother asked hours before his father’s funeral. “I was basically dressing her for the ‘event,’ as we called it. I turned to my mother and asked, ‘Is that what you’re wearing?’”
That was more than 25 years ago, when shy 16-year-old Mark Mitchell, a native of Memphis, was very much in the closet. He lied to his mother that day. But as fate would have it, the truth came out five years later.
“I was standing on my front porch with my boyfriend at the time,” says Mitchell, “kissing. Much to my mother’s surprise, she opened the door. There was a loud gasp.”
Flustered, he rushed into the house after her: “All she could say was, ‘All right, now are you gay?’ And of course my answer was, ‘Yes.’”
The radio host talks about XPN2, disco and his obsession with vinyl
This week, we’ll be posting content from the new print issue of G Philly. This is the first in a series of exclusive interviews with local LGBT personalities. For more, please pick up the print edition at one of many local businesses throughout the region, or sign up for a free, limited-time subscription by clicking here.
What’s your weekly radio show, Newner, all about?
I have two shows now, every Thursday and Friday, noon to 1. I’ve never done radio before, but it was always something that I was interested in. I do an hour of new music or new bands that people may not have heard before.
Who are you listening to now?
One of my favorite local bands is Ports of Call. I’ve known these kids for a long time and watched their sound progress. The new stuff might be described as psychedelic pop. I’m also really digging the Horrors.
You’ve been with your partner, DJ Robert Drake (of WXPN and the monthly “Sex Dwarf” party), for four years now. That must mean you guys have a lot of records?
I have a little over 6,000 records and more than 10,000 CDs—actually a lot more, but it just freaks me out when I admit it. And way too many 45s to count. It increases by the week. Poor Robert!