November 21, 2015 |
It is perhaps no surprise to learn that matinee idol Tab Hunter, the clean-cut, clean-living boy-next-door who drove young female fans into fits of ecstasy, was a fabrication created by the Hollywood image machine. No such man existed. Or could exist, as we learn from Tab Hunter Confidential , an engaging, if uneven, new film from the remarkably prolific documentarian Jeffrey Schwarz ( I am Divine , Vito , Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story ). Tab Hunter was the real-life fictional role foisted on a young, shy, gay New Yorker named Andrew Kelm.
November 4, 2015
HE LIED. We suspected as much, but now Philly boxer Yusaf Mack is outright admitting that he lied about being drugged into doing gay sex for a XXX-rated porn flick. "I was ashamed," the former champ told me yesterday. "I'm sorry for lying. I've always been curious. " By now, you've probably heard about Mack and the infamous "Holiday Hump'n" sex tape circulating that shows him engaging in a steamy threesome with two other hunky men. It's been the talk. Not just in Philly but nationwide.
October 27, 2015 |
CLAUDIA Brenner survived five gunshot wounds from a deranged mountain man near the Appalachian Trail - only to be humiliated on the witness stand by a defense lawyer who wanted to portray Brenner and her dead girlfriend as reckless lesbians who might've brought the shooting on themselves. Brenner's girlfriend, Rebecca Wight, 28, was killed that day in 1988 along the Rocky Knob Trail in south-central Pennsylvania. The gunman, Stephen Roy Carr, was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving a life prison sentence.
October 17, 2015 |
Two of three Bucks County residents charged with last year's attack on a gay couple at 16th and Chancellor streets must stay out of Center City under the terms of their punishment. Under the plea deal reached by their lawyers and the District Attorney's Office, Philip Williams and Kevin Harrigan were sentenced to probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service with an organization supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. The two pleaded guilty Thursday to assault and conspiracy charges.
October 2, 2015 |
Over the Top, an occasional series in the Philadelphia Daily News, features local dishes that are so ridiculously delicious, so awesomely sinful, so, well, over-the-top, that they're worth obsessing over. Last weekend left many Philadelphians feeling quite virtuous. Time to fix all that, with a Salty Pimp ice-cream cone from South Street's Big Gay Ice Cream . Ever since the NYC-based biz opened its Philly store in late April, fans have been streaming in for cake cones drizzled with own-make dulce de leche, filled with 4.8 ounces of organic-cream vanilla soft serve that's injected with more dulce, sprinkled with sea salt, and dipped into an all-natural chocolate shell whose recipe includes a dash of deliciously burnt-tasting cayenne.
September 23, 2015 |
THE NEWS, once received, prompted former Waldron Mercy Academy educator Margie Winters to scream. She told the Daily News that she "screamed with joy"when an official with the LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign informed her yesterday afternoon that she and her wife would be guests at tomorrow's White House welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis when he arrives in Washington, D.C. "We're absolutely elated [and] overjoyed," her wife, Andrea Vettori, said last night. "You can't put into words something like that.
September 19, 2015 |
Three Bucks County residents charged with last year's attack on a gay couple walking in Center City have until Oct. 15 to decide whether to accept a plea deal or go to trial. The prosecution offers - details were not disclosed - were confirmed Thursday by Assistant District Attorney Michael Barry after a status hearing before Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Palumbo. Barry said that if the three do not accept the plea deals at the next status hearing Oct. 15, the cases will be scheduled for trial.
September 18, 2015 |
THREE YOUNG ADULTS from Bucks County charged with assaulting a gay couple in Center City last year are considering offers to plead guilty in the case, a prosecutor said Thursday. Kevin Harrigan, 27, of Warrington; Philip Williams, 25, of Warminster; and Kathryn Knott, of Southampton, who turns 25 Friday, are charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy and related offenses in the Sept. 11, 2014, clash at 16th and Chancellor streets. Michael Barry, chief of the district attorney's central division bureau, said Thursday that there have been ongoing negotiations with the defense attorneys.
September 9, 2015 |
On a hot summer day in July, Gene Robbins, the first openly gay man ordained an Episcopal bishop, recounted a story from Acts about John's healing a lame beggar. "Gay people," said Robinson, "are used to begging for scraps - until someone lifts us up and tells us God loves us beyond our wildest imagining. " Sunlight poured in through huge rainbow banners. The pews were packed at historic Christ Church in Old City, which was holding a special interfaith service as part of a weekend-long celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1964 gay rights demonstration at Independence Hall.