The Philadelphia Inquirer just played itself, and it has no one else to blame.
On Wednesday, our “paper of record” published a piece headlined “Bar Code: Room for all at Woody’s, now a sprawling Gayborhood empire.” (It has since been changed.) In the review, the critic — Samantha Melamed, a straight white woman — says she decided to revisit the bar after a decade away on seeing news reports that tied Woody’s co-owner Michael Weiss to the recent indictment of District Attorney Seth Williams. Read more »
Michael Weiss | Image via Mazzoni Center’s website
Michael Weiss is arguably one of the most powerful and politically connected men in the Gayborhood. He’s the co-owner of several popular bars (Woody’s, Rosewood Bar Lounge, and Voyeur), the board secretary of Mazzoni Center, a member of the Philadelphia LGBT Police Liaison Committee, an elected Democratic committeeman/treasurer for the city’s Eighth Ward, and a “special adviser” to District Attorney Seth Williams. Read more »
It was an incredible year for LGBTQ news in Philadelphia, with both inspirational times and some very controversial moments. Here, we rank the top 10 stories that rocked the community in 2016. Read more »