Executive Director of PhillyGayCalendar


PhillyGayCalendar celebrates the coming-out stories of Philadelphia-area LGBTQ citizens leading up to the city’s OutFest celebration in October. Dave Bautista, 32, was born in the Philippines, raised in Jacksonville, North Carolina and moved to Philadelphia in May 2009. He is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a consultant for a private rehab facility as a Detox Counselor.

The Fate of Giovanni’s Room

Many reacted strongly to the news that the owners of Giovanni’s Room would be selling both the business and its physical storefront. Although there is the possibility that a new owner could purchase the business and continue operating the establishment as a gay bookstore, the chances are unlikely.