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U.S. Senate Confirms Two Openly Gay African American Judges To Federal Bench

Great news: This afternoon the Senate confirmed two openly gay, African American judges to the federal bench. According to Instinct, Darrin Gayles has been confirmed to […]

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Meet the Edward Snowdens of Philadelphia

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ThinkFest Snapshot: Bill Green

We’re rounding up the reasons Philly Mag readers should not miss ThinkFest, our week-long event connecting the brightest minds and most innovative ideas in Philadelphia.  Coming […]

America’s Best Cities for Hipsters. Tired of all these goddamn evil hipsters, defined as anyone who has interests or wears glasses*, ruining every aspect of your existence? Then you’ll be pleased to know Philly does not appear on this 20-city list. Which you probably haven't heard of. * Source: Internet comment sections
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Poll: Congress Now Less Popular than Hipsters

Well, it’s official. After years of partisan bickering, below-the-belt attacks and an inability to find common ground on something as simple and obvious as providing […]

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Philly’s Perfect Score for LGBT Equality

Let’s face it, usually Philly ranks pretty low in the national ratings (we’ve been called everything from the ugliest to fattest city in America). But […]

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Philly Could Offer Incentives for LGBT Health Plans

For Councilman James Kenney, offering new health care protections for same-sex couples simply makes good financial sense. That’s why he’s introduced a bill that would […]

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Sims Makes Appointments

State Representative-Elect Brian Sims, the Commonwealth’s first openly gay member of the legislature, made two key staff appointments. He named Mason Lane as his chief of […]

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The Fiscal Cliff’s Dire for LGBT Americans

We’ve been hearing predictions about the so-called fiscal cliff that threatens to turn much of the economy upside-down if the U.S. government doesn’t start agreeing […]

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When I Enter the Voting Booth, I Won’t Be Alone

As a member of media, I try my best (publicly at least) to remain impartial in regards to politics. Those who know me, know me. […]

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Romney Will Turn Back LGBT Rights

When the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed Mitt Romney this week, many LGBT voters may have found themselves scratching their heads. And for good reason. The […]

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Log Cabins Endorse Romney

The Log Cabin Republicans have today endorsed Mitt Romney for president.

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Congress is Out of Touch

Human Right Campaign (HRC) says Congress is out of touch with LGBT issues in a new scorecard ranking of America’s top politicians.

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How Did You Meet?

A new video for MarriageEquality.org talks to couples about how they fell in love and what it means to have their relationships recognized.

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I Survived Ex-Gay Therapy

A former ex-gay therapy patient speaks out about the horrors of conversion, or reparative, therapy.

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Bill Would Ban Anti-Gay Therapy

Rep. Babette Josephs has introduced a bill in Pennsylvania that would ban anti-gay reparative or conversion therapy for minors. If it passes, PA could become the second state in the nation to legislate against the practice. California passed a similar law this month.