GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to the Wine + Food Festival [UPDATED]

UPDATE [4/18/2014, 11:41 a.m.]: Wow, y’all must like wine as much as I do. Those tickets went fast. Congrats to reader Veronica. Sorry to the rest of you, but, remember, you can still get tickets at a discounted rate with the promo code “TICKET15.”

Does that look good right about now or what?!

Does that look good right about now or what?!

Philadelphia magazine’s Wine + Food Festival kicks off at the swanky Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum on May 10th with an afternoon of Philly-centric nibbles, and samplings of over 600 vinos from around the globe, and Ticket‘s been given a pair of, er, tickets to give away to our lush-y readers.

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Philly Gay News Reporter Wins Award for Trans Homicide Coverage

Big ups to Philadelphia Gay News (PGN) reporter Timothy Cwiek, who won the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Investigative Reporting award for his coverage of the homicide of transgender woman Nizah Morris. Cwiek had been covering the story, which yet to be solved, for 11 years. More from PGN:

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Nizah Morris

Morris sustained a head injury Dec. 22, 2002, shortly after receiving a police courtesy ride in Center City Philadelphia. She died days later. For more than 11 years, Cwiek has pressed law-enforcement and city officials for transparency with case records, filing several Right to Know Law requests. His dedication to the case is largely credited with securing a reopened investigation by the city’s civilian-oversight committee, which last year issued a report calling the investigation “appalling” and urging state and federal probes.

Cwiek has been a PGN staffer since the late 1970s. He said the passion of Morris’ family and friends has kept him committed to the case. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by this distinguished organization,” Cwiek said. “If my coverage of the Morris case plays any role in securing a proper investigation, I’ll be very gratified.”

Read more of PGN’s profile on Cwiek — and the Norris case — here.

 

Woman Crush Wednesday: New G Philly Writer Christina Ferraz

Every hump day, a Philly woman shares her local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, we’re killing two birds by introducing G Philly‘s brand new reporter, Christina Ferraz. See who she’s crushing on in the slideshow below:



Recent Woman Crush Wednesdays

Share your Woman Crush Wednesday! Here are the rules: (1) Name three to five ladies you’re crushing on (2) You and all women involved must be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to jmiddleton@phillymag.com.

State LGBT Groups Get Behind Philly Lt. Governor Candidate Mike Stack

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A host of state LGBT organizations this week have endorsed Philadelphia State Senator Mike Stack‘s run for Lieutenant Governor. Among them is Philly’s Liberty City Democrats (LCDC), Pittsburgh’s Steel City Stonewall Democrats, and the Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Philadelphia (GSPC), which released a statement saying Stack, “has a strong organization, strong ties to our community, and has been instrumental to moving bits of progressive legislation through a government largely controlled by people who demonize our community.”

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