Matthew Izzo: Life is Art

I went to Matthew Izzo’s official opening party, two weeks ago for March First Friday. I normally would apologize for the delay but Matthew seems to constantly evolve; thus everyday is an opening. The new space is bigger, warmer. It boasts a wide, wooden, retail floor on the ground level, with a seemingly vintage wood and glass display case, while the stairway boasts an inviting, colorful assembly of vintage art.

Three’s a Crowd

I’m a female and just started being in a relationship with a girl for the first time and I’m trying to figure out what is appropriate and what is not. The problem is my girlfriend is hanging out with a girl she briefly saw while we were in our “open” relationship phase. They go to the gym together, go to dinner, run all the time, etc. And this girl was heartbroken after my girlfriend told her she had to break it off with her because of her commitment to me. Now my girlfriend insists we all 3 go on runs together and hang out. I’m not comfortable with this because I get the vibe from the girl that she is still interested in my girlfriend. I don’t know what to do because my girlfriend claims she doesn’t like her in that way and that it’s strictly a platonic relationship. What should I so?

Foyer Philadelphia

I am constantly amazed by kids who are aware of their sexuality and have the courage to come out at an early age. Society isn’t always as thrilled and accepting. Each year there are between 115,000 and 640,000 homeless and runaway LGBTQ youth in this country.

Nightlife Legends Series – DJ Reenie Kane

Spinning for well over 30 years, DJ Reenie Kane has helped shape what we know now as gay nightlife. An out lesbian with a partner (the beautiful and widely-loved Adele) of just as many years, Reenie has been making both gay and straight people dance with an eclectic mix and a music catalog that rivals just about anyone in the world.

Oscar On the Square

This past Oscar Sunday, Rittenhouse Square played host to The Red Carpet Oscar Party, decidedly not a mere walk through the park! The event was the brainchild of Desiree Hines and Mark Dahl, both of Traverse Arts Project, and both fixtures of everything fun and theatrical in Philly.

Gay Marriage: Time to Separate Church and State

Like just about everyone else visiting this site, I believe gay and lesbian couples should enjoy the same rights, privileges, and protections straight couples get when they marry. But…


Will losing 110 pounds gain you a boyfriend?

I have a weird question and I don’t know if anyone can really answer it. After years of being heavy… no, really, I was fat…I’ve turned my life around and gotten in shape. A nutritionist, 5 times a week at the gym and a lot of sweat later, I’ve lost 110 pounds. I’m now lean and living an entirely new life… and finding myself unprepared for the attention I get from men. Even though I’m 29 I’ve never really dated and I don’t know how to respond to flirting. It’s also hard not to resent these guys too because I know that 110 pounds ago they wouldn’t have given me the time of day. How do I make up for all those years of not being in the dating pool with everyone else?

Don’t be a Cock Block!

I was out with some of my boys the other night and I see a hottie I really want to talk to. I make my way over, start chatting him up and then my friend comes over and cock blocks me. He starts talking to the hottie about some guy I used to date to make it sound like I have a boyfriend and then starts hitting on my hottie. It’s one thing if he’s trying to compete with me over the same boy but he doesn’t even end up asking for his number anyway. It’s like he just wants to stop me from getting it. If I mention something about this to him he acts like it’s my problem and I need to step up my game. What’s his deal?

Thursday Night at Sisters

A month into my very scientific investigatory Thursday Night probe, what have I learned? – That people who go out on Thursday Night are generally in a jovial mood and want to have a good time. Insightful? No. But quite true! Anyhow, this time around I’ve headed to our city’s popular lesbian club, Sisters.

What’s On My Plate: Teri’s

Catherine and her girlfriend opened Teri’s last fall as a tribute to her mother Teri, who bought a former hosiery shop in the Italian Market’s then – dying lower reaches in 1994 with the dream of opening a new restaurant there.