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One Year Ago Today, the ICandy N-Word Video Rocked the Gayborhood

On September 29th, 2016, a video surfaced of ICandy owner Darryl DePiano referring to a former black employee and patrons as “niggers” repeatedly. Here’s the cringeworthy […]

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LGBTQ&A: Kareem D’Ant

Kareem D’Ant is a local queer musician and popular activist on social media. We chat with the outspoken artist about being out in Pennsylvania, his upcoming […]

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Ricky Peterson, the Forgotten Man of the ICandy Video Controversy, Reacts to Apology

Following the release last week of a video featuring ICandy Nightclub owner Darryl DePiano formally apologizing to a “Ricky Peters” — and the LGBTQ community […]

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ICandy Owner Darryl DePiano Releases Video Apologizing for Racial Slur

This a developing story and may be updated at any time. Nearly a year after a YouTube video surfaced of iCandy Nightclub owner Darryl DePiano […]

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Black Trans Activist Airs Claim of “Retaliation” by LGBTQ Nonprofit Leader

A black transgender activist claims he is facing “retaliation” for speaking out about a controversial collaboration announced by the black HIV/AIDS advocacy organization COLOURS and […]

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OPINION: Now Isn’t the Time for Marginalized People to Compromise

This week has shown marginalized communities that our adversaries are still alive and well. On Wednesday, President Trump announced plans to ban transgender individuals from […]

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OPINION: Complicity and the Gayborhood

Last Wednesday, June 14th, was just an odd day. Not only was it the birthday of our current president, but also a reminder that progress […]

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Activists Protest Outside ICandy’s Sixth-Anniversary Party

Nearly a year after G Philly first reported allegations of racial discrimination over a “no Timberland boots” policy at ICandy nightclub, activists gathered in protest […]

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Philly’s Biggest Losers of 2016

Now that the last shreds of wrapping paper have been vacuumed up and the good dishes are finally put away, we revisit our time-honored tradition […]

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G Philly’s Top 10 Stories of 2016

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 […]

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Hundreds Pack PCHR Hearing on Gayborhood Racism

Last night’s Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hearing on racism and discrimination in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood could be considered a massive catharsis, as speaker after speaker […]

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Protesters Criticize Kenney, Fitzpatrick at OutFest Kickoff

Minutes after Jim Kenney made his first public statement about Gayborhood racism during the seventh-annual LBGT pride flag-raising at City Hall on Sunday, protesters from […]

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Protesters Disrupt Nellie Fitzpatrick’s Award Ceremony

In the aftermath of a call by several social justice organizations for Office of LGBT Affairs director Nellie Fitzpatrick to resign over what they characterize […]

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The Man Called the N-Word in the ICandy Video Speaks Out

Ricky Peterson was at work as a nursing assistant at Penn when he first heard about the video. That video. “I received it via text […]

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Business at ICandy Has “Severely Dipped” Following Slur Backlash, Says General Manager

In the aftermath of a leaked video showing ICandy owner Darryl DePiano using the n-word repeatedly and DePiano’s subsequent public admission and apology, many Gayborhood […]