One last thing…tomorrow (hmm today later) I will post some of the fun pictures I just didn’t get a chance to post. Here is QUEERtimes and BUCKmonkey’s James Duggan thanking Steve McCann of http://www.phillygaycalendar.com/ for all his excellent coverage of the Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. You have got to check out their video interviews.
Presenting Sponsors: City of Philadelphia, TLA Entertainment Group, Pennsylvania Film Office, Hyatt Regency, Avis, here! Networks
Official Sponsors: Bud Light, The Sundance Channel, Eventions, Tylenol PM, Twenty21, Scion, Triumph Brewing Company, Penn’s Landing Corporation, Parrot Bay, Park Hyatt Philadelphia, Cashman &amp;amp; Associates, University of the Arts
Partner Sponsors: Plumer & Associates Realtors, GPTMC, Modern Eye, Fest in Philly Organization, Crowne Plaza, Sofitel Hotel, B-Side, Mixto, Hoffman Design Group, Haru, Hangar Vodka, Pennslyvania, Experience Africa
Patron Sponsors: The Restaurant Collection, Caviar Assouline, Smart Water, Lucky Strike, P.I.N.K., Philadelphia Trolley Works, Neff Associates Inc, Live Arts, Vesuvio, Philly Car Share, Antoinette Westphai, McCormick & Schmick’s, Allied Advertising, Sisters, Marathon Grill, Campus Philly, The National, Whole Foods, 12th Street Gym, FunTastic Foods, Prince Music Theater, Bluecoat, American Apparel, Philly Aids Thrift
Media Sponsors: Gaydar Magazine, Where, Metro Newspapers, Philadelphia City Paper, Philly Gay Calendar, HX Philadelphia and Queer Times
The 13th Annual Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (PIGLFF) – Last Night, Last Movie, Last Party and a few tears. The poster is just about completely signed.
There was a motorcycle accident on Kelly Drive Sunday night near the Art Museum. The cops say if this guy had his helmet on he would have lived. Monday night, as I left an event at the Waterworks, I caught the man’s friends putting up a memorial in his honor at the spot where the guy died. Cars lined up along Kelly Drive taking up an entire lane for at least a 1/4 mile. because of his death many cycles of lives were affected, he was loved Closer to the site, some cars were in both lanes.
Friends who were probably with him last night as they raced down Kelly Drive, rev’ed their wheels in a fitting tribute of carelessness creating a lot of unnecessary noise and pollution and it went on for a few minutes
as they prepared to ride away without any helmets on their heads. One by one the cars drove by the make shift memorial
I think statistics will tell you that wearing a helmet improves your chances of surviving an accident. Seriously I’m saddened by anyone’s death and the heartache that it brings, but please, please get over your thoughts of any vanity when it comes to protecting yourself so no one else has to go through this tragic situation.