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Hundreds Pack the House for Hearing on Racism in the Gayborhood

Photo courtesy Elicia Gonzales Nearly 400 people filled a meeting room in the Chinatown section of the city – and then two overflow rooms – for a hearing hosted by The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) to address issues of racial discrimination […]

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Queer Guide to Philadelphia Film Festival 2016

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Philadelphia Film Festival, an annual tradition that brings together the best of Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, and Cannes to Philly for

Community leaders call for boycott of ICandy after racist video surfaces

Philadelphia LGBT community leaders are calling for a boycott of ICandy Nightclub after a disturbing video was leaked online, alleging to show owner Darryl DePiano repeatedly using the n

Phillesbian 5th Annual Fall Guide

Nights are finally getting cooler, days are getting shorter, and football is back, which can only mean one thing - fall has arrived in Philly. From street festivals

Nikki Lopez announced as new Executive Director of GALAEI

Photo credit: Amanda Swiger, Swiger Photography GALAEI, a non-profit organization dedicated to Queer Latin@ social justice, has announced that Nicole "Nikki Lopez" will be taking over the reigns as

Giveaway: Tickets to Tea at Four

Tea at Four is an intense drama of two women and their lives together from 1939 to 1961. The play finds its inspiration in the educational endeavors of

Gayborhood to come together for victims of Orlando in unprecedented way

More than 12 bars in the gayborhood [and beyond] have decided to join forces for one night on Thursday, July 21, to raise money for the victims and

Philly Pride 2016 Weekend Round-Up

The 27th Annual Philly Gay Pride Parade & Festival is Sunday, June 12, and like we do each year, we’ve rounded up all the hottest events and parties for the

Sex Positive Events

3rd Annual Sex Positivity Conference Returns to Philly

A team of sex­-positive community leaders are excited to host SEXx 3.0 on Wednesday, May 11. The event—entirely devoted to promoting healthy discussions of sexuality—was founded in 2014

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Local artist focuses on LGBTQ heroes and martyrs in new exhibition

Philadelphia artist Carolyn Cohen, known for her textiles and paintings focusing on the brutalization of women, children, and LGBTQ individuals throughout the world, is preparing to debut new

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