Woman Crush Wednesday: The Bryson Institute’s Kelly Kroehle

Every hump day a Philly person shares their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, Kelly Kroehle, director of The Bryson Institute of The Attic Youth Center.



Woman Crush Wednesday: Chrissy Tashjian

Every hump day a Philly person shares their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, Chrissy Tashjian, a guitarist in bands Thin Lips and The Goodbye Party.



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Lesbian Shot in Broad Daylight in North Philly

Philadelphia Gay News reports that a local lesbian woman was shot and killed in broad daylight this week in North Philadelphia. More:

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Kim Jones, 56, was shot in the head at 9:30 a.m. while she was standing on the corner of 12th and Jefferson streets near Temple University, waiting to take the bus to work, police said.

The gunman came up behind Jones, who was wearing headphones, and shot her point-blank in the back of the head.

Investigators believe Jones was targeted, but a motive had not been announced as of presstime.

“She had her purse, she had her cellphone, she had jewelry on, none of which was taken, none of which was disturbed,” said Homicide Capt. James Clark in a press conference Tuesday.

Officer Tanya Little, a police spokesperson, said investigators are aware that Jones, who married her partner last month, was a lesbian, and do not yet know if that could have played a role in her killing.

“Investigators have not ruled out anything at this point,” Little said.

I reached out to Public Affairs, who told me that they have no leads at the moment, but the “investigation is “very active.” I asked if they were looking at it as a hate crime, but the officer told me that she doesn’t believe that’s the direction they’re going toward.

The gunman is described as a heavyset African American male, who was wearing black clothing and carrying a black duffel bag. Police are looking at surveillance video from the area, and they are offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

If you have information, call 215-686-TIPS, or ring the homicide unit directly at 215-686-3334.

 

Woman Crush Wednesday: Everyday Feminism’s Melissa Fabello

Every hump day a Philly person shares their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, Melissa Fabello, a managing editor of Everyday Feminism and a PhD student in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University.



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Woman Crush Wednesday: Philly Dyke March’s Jaclyn Jennings

Every hump day a Philly person shares their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, Jaclyn Jennings, a member of the Philly Corps for The Welcoming Committee and co-organizer for the Philly Dyke March.



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Woman Crush Wednesday: Tara Lessard

Every hump day a Philly person shares their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, Tara Lessard, active volunteer in the LGBT community and owner of Freedom G Photography.



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Woman Crush Wednesday: Angela Giampolo aka Philly Gay Lawyer

Every hump day a Philly person shares their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, the always feisty, ever ambitious Angela Giampolo, who you may also know as local attorney Philly Gay Lawyer. We love her because she uses her law-book expertise to improve the lives of LGBT people in Philly and beyond. 



Woman Crush Wednesday: Philly Chef Bethany Gregory

Every hump day a Philly person shares their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, Bethany Gregory, a chef at Sean Thornton’s Public House in Port Richmond.



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Woman Crush Wednesday: Wedding Photographer Tara Beth Robertson On Her Most-Crushable Couples

Every hump day a Philly person shares their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, Tara Beth Robertson, photographer and owner of portrait and wedding photography business Tara Beth Photography, on some of the most crushable same-sex couples she’s had the pleasure to shoot. G Philly gives Tara Beth the gay thumbs up when it comes to wedding and engagement photos. For info on how to book her, go here



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Woman Crush Wednesday: Lascivious Jane

Every hump day a Philly person shares their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, Lascivious Jane, a sex educator by day and kinky burlesquer by night. She’s the creator of Liberty City Kings Drag and Burlesque, and producer of other local cabarets, like Vixens & Vagabonds Queer & Kinky Cabaret and Mama’s House, among others. You can see her performing this weekend here and here. Without further ado, I give you glitter mama:



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