Gay Philadelphia: The Latest

Competitive Endurance Tickling Doc at Center of Controversy

NEWS | May 24
An upcoming HBO documentary called "Tickled," which explores the world of competitive endurance tickling, is at the center of controversy, after its creators were hit with a lawsuit and a website/Twitter account were created to discredit its move-makers.

Sanders Campaign Requests Kentucky Vote Recanvass

NEWS | By Ken Thomas | May 24
Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign requested a recanvass in Kentucky's presidential primary Tuesday, where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of the vote.

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans Visit Avengers Fan With Cancer

NEWS | May 24
The Avengers have teamed up to help lift the spirits of a teenage fan with cancer.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's New Honor is as Sweet at Dessert

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | May 24
Lin-Manuel Miranda has already this year won a Pulitzer Prize, a Grammy, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History and a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant. What more could he get?

PopUps: Taylor Lautner Joins Social Media, Posts Adorable Selfies

ENTERTAINMENT | May 24
Hollywood hunk Taylor Lautner, who was one of the few celebs without a social media presence, finally joined Instagram last week and has posted some adorable selfies since.

Adult Film Company Makes Disturbing X-Rated Trump Parody

NEWS | May 24
Straight porn studio Kink.com decided to get political and create a parody of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Pied Bar Hosts Hunter Valentine and 'Real L Word' Star For Memorial Day

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | May 24
On Friday May 27 and Saturday, May 28, Hunter Valentine rocks Memorial Day with their Provincetown debut, playing The Pied Bar.

Cosby Ordered to Stand Trial in Sex Assault Case

NEWS | By Maryclaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak | May 24
Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial in the lone criminal case lodged amid dozens of accusations that he molested women.

'Star Wars' Actor Peter Mayhew to Meet 'Chewbacca Mom'

ENTERTAINMENT | May 24
Late night host James Corden has surprised Chewbacca mom Candace Payne with the chance to meet the actor behind the "Star Wars" creature.

Ryan to Block Surprise Amendments After Gay Rights Flap

NEWS | By Erica Werner | May 24
Speaker Paul Ryan is taking steps for a more orderly House floor after a Democrat-authored gay rights amendment caused chaos last week.


News

Vermont Support Group Eases the Stigma Faced by LGBTQ Youth

FAMILY | By EDGE | May 24
New Hampshire/Vermont Albert Schweitzer Fellows Ana Rodriguez-Villa and Brendin Beaulieu-Jones are working to address stigma and prejudice against LGBTQ youth in Vermont's Upper Valley with a weekly youth support group at The Junction.


Entertainment

Review :: Ibn El Leil

MUSIC | By Kevin Langson | May 24
There is a bit of brilliance emanating from the Beirut underground. It takes the form of five handsome blokes who are burning it up in the wake of their fourth album's release.


Technology

Utah Lawmaker Wants Opt-In Requirement for Porn

PERSONAL TECH | By Hallie Golden | May 24
The Utah lawmaker who led the charge in an anti-porn crusade is gearing up to introduce a handful of bills during next year's legislative session designed to heavily restrict access to pornography across the state.


Cars

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 500,000 Jeeps; Air Bags May Not Work

AUTO NEWS | May 23
Fiat Chrysler is recalling about a half-million Jeep Wrangler SUVs worldwide because the driver's air bag may not inflate in a crash.


Style

Modern Makeover: A Minimalist New York State of Mind

HOME | By Adrienne Jordan | May 25
The final installment in our three-part series, Homepolish designers offer an inside look at how they reinvent spaces for any lifestyle.


Health/Fitness

Study Shows Link Between AIDS and Tobacco

HEALTH | By EDGE | May 23
A new paper comprehensively explores and analyzes the historical involvement of tobacco companies during the early days of the response to the AIDS epidemic.


Travel

Despite Money Woes, Atlantic City Attractions Are Still Open

May 24
Atlantic City is open for business - and pleasure. That's the message city officials want everyone to know as the holiday weekend approaches, and Atlantic City grapples with severe financial problems.


Nightlife

Elixir: the Cure for the Common Gala 2016 :: May 20, 2016

PHOTO ALBUMS | May 23
Guests enjoyed dancing, casino games by Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, food, open bar, silent auction, DJ entertainment by Carl Michaels, performances by Brian Sanders' JUNK, ArcheDream for HUMANKIND and music by EBE Events & Entertainment's London Bridge.