Youth Voices: Marcha Pieces Talks About Stereotypes in LGBTQ Youth and Views on Political Justice

G Philly presents a new collaboration with youth from The Attic Youth Center to spotlight the creative magic and cultural contributions of Philly’s LGBTQ youth of color. Today, we present Marcha Pieces as he talks about being the “Grandmom” of The Attic, stereotypes in LGBTQ youth, views on political justice and more.
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What is your favorite thing about you?
My ability to press on, regardless of the situation. I like to have a great insight on whatever happens. I’m very optimistic. I like helping people, and that’s why I got the name, “Grandmom” at The Attic, because I’m like the cheerful person that wants to know “How are things going? How’s life?” I’m always upbeat and look on the positive side, even when there’s not a positive side. Read more »

Top LGBT Health and Wellness Resources in Philadelphia

Group from AccessMatters.

Group from AccessMatters.

AccessMatters

1700 Market Street, 18th Floor
215-985-2600, accessmatters.org
AccessMatters, which works to promote sexual health resources in Philadelphia’s underserved communities, maintains an LGBT health resource center called SafeGuards.

Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALAEI)

1207 Chestnut Street
215-851-1822, galaei.org
GALAEI is unwavering in its commitment to promote queer Latin@ social justice in the Philadelphia area. It’s outreach projects include everything from promoting sexual health in the Philadelphia Latin@ community to stumping for equal rights.

Linda Creed: Rainbow Circle

P.O. Box 40607
215-564-3700, lindacreed.org/rainbow_circle.php
Linda Creed’s Rainbow Circle provides breast health information for lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender persons.

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Youth Voices: Mckenzie With Some Great Coming-Out Advice and the Impact of #BlackLivesMatter

G Philly presents a new collaboration with youth from The Attic Youth Center to spotlight the creative magic and cultural contributions of Philly’s LGBTQ youth of color. Today, Mckenzie talks about becoming a mental health counselor and how she is inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. 

McKenzie

Where would you like to see improvement for the LGBTQ community in Philly?
I would like to see people supporting each other more. That’s what I expect in community. I haven’t even really been in this community that long, but I’ve noticed a lot of cliques and a lot of people bashing each other and that’s what I really hope to see improved. I see a lot of violence, too.

What kind of violence do you see in the community?
Gay-bashing. Maybe it’s just me, but I see a lot of gay, lesbian, or bisexual people looking at me weird. They stare down, or have a nasty attitude. They’ll say stuff to me like, “are you a boy,” “are you a girl?” And my comment is always, “Hmm, I don’t remember.”

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Top LGBT Youth Resources in Philadelphia

Attic youth and staff at Philly Pride.

Attic youth and staff at Philly Pride.

The Attic Youth Center

255 South 16th Street
215-545-4331, atticyouthcenter.org
The Attic creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. It provides myriad creative outlets for local youth, such as poetry, print screening, drag, art and more.

Bread & Roses Community Fund

1315 Walnut Street
215-731-1107, breadrosesfund.org
Bread & Roses, a nonprofit that provides grants and technical assistance to communities in the Philadelphia region that are taking collective action to bring about racial and economic justice, offers scholarships for LGBTQ students with the aim of giving young minds the opportunity to expand their education. More information here.

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Man Crush Monday: Becky Fenlin

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. Today, something a little different: About Face Skin Care co-owner Becky Fenlin shares five of her favorite local gay man crushes.



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Pennsylvania Prefers “Cock”

Pornhub—the world’s No. 1 free porn site—has compiled more of its data to enlighten us with our daily dose of NSFW statistics. What is this information we have gleaned? According to research, Pennsylvanians prefer the term “cock” when referring to “everyone’s favorite organ.” They came up with the data according to what words folks were using when they were searching porn on the site, and “cock” actually wins out in most of the country. More from Pornhub:

The heat map below indicates that America primarily loves cock. Here at Pornhub HQ, it’s been argued that depending whether you’re in the heat of the moment or telling a joke, one’s use of ‘dick’ and ‘cock’ may change. In other words, context is everything. Seemingly when porn searches are involved though, cock reigns supreme. Of the 50 states, an overwhelming 37 choose ‘cock’ first when perusing pornhub for some dong-centric content.

 

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Top LGBT Civil Rights Organizations in Philadelphia

aclulACLU of Pennsylvania

P.O. Box 40008
215-592-1513, aclupa.org
ACLU of Pennsylvania works to secure total rights for LGBT people by working to defend and expand the individual rights and personal freedoms afforded to us all by the state and federal constitutions and the Bill of Rights.

Bread & Roses Community Fund

1315 Walnut Street
215-731-1107, breadrosesfund.org
Bread & Roses provides grants and technical assistance to communities in the Philadelphia region that are taking collective action to bring about racial and economic justice. Bread and Roses Fund offer scholarships for Philadelphia LGBT students, giving young minds the opportunity to expand their education.

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Man Crush Monday: Keith Stiles



Man Crush Monday: Brendan Patrick

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. Today, occasional blue-haired drag queen and photographer Mr. Brendan Patrick. 



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Man Crush Monday: Pretty Girl

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. Today, one of Philly’s most unique, head-scratching drag queens: Pretty Girl, who brings an unusual amount of puss to a list dedicated to local man crushes.



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