Temple University is offering gender-inclusive housing to students looking to live on campus this fall. Read more »
Election Day is finally here! We hope you stay informed and exercise your right to vote.
Resources for LGBTQ Voters on Election Day
- Citified: The No-B.S. Guide to the 2016 Philadelphia Presidential Election
- Citified: Everything You Need to Know to Vote Today
- Committee of Seventy
Lists of Endorsements
Gayborhood Watch Party
LGBT Community Election Results Watch Party: 7 p.m. at John C. Anderson Apartments, 251 South 13th Street.
The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee voted 7-4 Wednesday to pass legislation that would prohibit discrimination in employment and housing based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in Pennsylvania.
Browne’s original legislation had sat dormant in committee until he split the bill to encourage more Republicans to support it. Some legislators did not support a section of the original legislation that would’ve allowed transgender men and women the right to access public restrooms that do not identify with their birth sex.
In the wake of the country’s worst-ever mass shooting, the nation’s cry for change is hard to ignore.
In the early morning of June 12th, a gunman opened fire at a popular LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, killing 49, wounding 53, and leaving a horrific mark on the nation.
The massacre has brought discussions of hate crimes to the forefront of the country. Was the rampage fueled by terrorism and the killer’s professed ties to the Islamic State, or was it a hate crime against the LGBTQ and Latinx communities? President Barack Obama said it was both “an act of terror and an act of hate,” but federal investigators aren’t yet sure what to call it.
In Pennsylvania, members of the LGBTQ community are not covered by the state’s hate crime legislation, meaning crimes committed in the state based on someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity cannot be charged as hate crimes. Read more »
The Ben Franklin Bridge will light up in honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting, the Delaware River Port Authority announced Tuesday.
You can expect to see the suspension bridge, which connects Camden to Philly, illuminated in rainbow colors Wednesday night through Saturday night.
The bridge will join structures and monuments around the world that will glow in remembrance of the 49 lives claimed and the 53 wounded by a gunman who opened fire early June 12th in Pulse, a popular LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando. It was the country’s deadliest mass shooting.
COLOURS’ 25th Anniversary Opening Reception
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street; all ages.
To kick off its 25th anniversary, LGBTQ advocacy organization COLOURS is hosting a free reception at the William Way Center. Guests can visit a special exhibit spotlighting the stories, art, and culture behind the work the group has been doing in the community over the years. Read more »
How would you best describe your career?
At my core, I’m just a kid from North Philly who refuses to leave. I was born and raised in the neighborhood, went to college here, left for a year or so, and then came back first chance I got. I’m also a believer in the power of words to make change – politically or artistically. My passion in the arts goes back to college, when I founded a performance group, Babel (Temple’s poetry collective). For the past two years I’ve been one of the producers for a play, You Gotta Eat Dirt Before You Die, and used it as a platform to discuss and raise awareness around HIV/AIDS. Politically, at 25 I’m the youngest member of the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club board of directors, a Point Foundation mentor, was recently elected to the board of directors of Smith Playground and appointed president of the Philadelphia NOW (National Organization for Women) Education Fund, which raises awareness about issues involving women and families. Read more »
Allow me to reintroduce myself: My name is Ernest.
Ernest Owens — born in Chi-Town, I grew up in H-Town. Now I’m living in Philly … so hype to be here at G Philly! Read more »
There is a notable increase of interest in comic books, movies, and games in the LGBTQ community, and the annual Nijicon (which translates to “rainbow”) convention, held right in the greater Philadelphia area, attempts to highlight the particular LGBTQ interest in Japanese manga and anime. Read more »