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Construction Begins on LGBTQ-Friendly Housing Project Named After Gloria Casarez

On Wednesday, several local lawmakers and community advocates attended the groundbreaking of a new LGBTQ-friendly housing project honoring one of their own. Project HOME formally […]

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LGBTQ&A: Amber Hikes

Amber Hikes, the new executive director of the Office of LGBT Affairs, has served in community leadership positions at the Attic Youth Center, William Way […]

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Trans Musician Releases Single Remembering Gloria Casarez on Her 45th Birthday

Today would have been the 45th birthday of the late Gloria Casarez, a lesbian Latinx activist and the city’s first director of the Mayor’s Office […]

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OPINION: Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs Should Seriously Address the Gayborhood’s Racial Insensitivity

A little more than a year ago I first shared publicly my experience of dealing with racial insensitivity in the Gayborhood. After that, I took […]

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LGBTQ&A: Louie A. Ortiz-Fonseca

Louie A. Ortiz-Fonseca is an afro-Latinx activist and creator of The Gran Varones storytelling project. We got to chat with him about founding the project, […]

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LGBTQ&A: Kelly Burkhardt

Kelly Burkhardt is a photographer/filmmaker who has been spotlighting LGBTQ life in Philly for years. We got to chat with her about her professional aspirations, […]

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PHOTOS: Stonewall Sports Kickball Kick-Off Celebration

Stonewall Sports Philadelphia opened its kickball season on Saturday, April 10th, at Marconi Park in South Philadelphia. The organization is one of the largest LGBTQ […]

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Source: “Gloria Casarez Way” in the Works

A source close to G Philly has informed us that Philadelphia City Council will hear a resolution today that will propose a stretch of 12th Street […]

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Opinion: Here’s Why Philly Needs To Vote “Yes” For the Office of LGBT Affairs

I was never formally introduced to Gloria Casarez, the City’s first Director of LGBT Affairs, but I did see her in what was, for many, […]

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Philadelphia’s Official Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony Set

October marks LGBT History Month, and the City of Philadelphia is carrying on with the tradition of raising a rainbow flag right next to the […]

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PHOTOS: Members of Philly Dyke March Paint Gloria Casarez Mural

Members of the Philly Dyke March got a hands-on look at the upcoming Gloria Casarez mural this past weekend during a special session where they got […]

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Details and Rendering of Gloria Casarez Mural Revealed

Details are emerging about a new large-scale artwork that is being created by the Mural Arts Program to honor the late civil rights leader, LGBT activist, […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Philly Dyke March

Every Friday we introduce you to a local LGBT nonprofit in Philadelphia. This week: The Philly Dyke March is an annual rally and march to […]

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Philly’s Getting a Gloria Casarez Mural

Philadelphia’s first Director of the Mayor’s  Office of LGBT Affairs, Gloria Casarez, will be memorialized in a new mural thanks to a team up between Mural Arts, William […]

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Mayor Nutter Recognizes Gloria Casarez in Final Budget Address

This morning, Mayor Nutter delivered his annual budget address—the last one during his tenure as Mayor of Philadelphia. Before he got started, he took a […]