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City Hires Evan Thornburg as Deputy Director of the Office of LGBT Affairs

On Monday, the Office of LGBT Affairs officially announced the hiring of Evan Thornburg as its first-ever deputy director. Thornburg, a Philadelphia native, will assist, […]

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Racism in the Gayborhood: A Progress Report — and an Invitation

In a political climate where racism and hate incidents are on the rise, we at the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) and the Office […]

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LGBTQ Event of the Week: 3rd Annual Trans Flag Raising Over City Hall

For its solidarity with the local trans community, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is the 3rd Annual Trans Flag Raising Over City Hall. […]

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Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs Seeks First-Ever Deputy Director

For the first time in the city’s history, there will now be two people in the Mayor’s Office leading the city on LGBTQ issues: The […]

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Petition Calling on Milan Christopher to Boycott ICandy Booking Gains Traction

Nearly a year after a video surfaced of iCandy Nightclub owner Darryl DePiano repeatedly referring to a former employee and black patrons as “niggers,” controversy […]

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Kenney Will Sign Bill Prompted by Gayborhood Racism Complaints Into Law

After unanimously passing out of City Council in May, today Mayor Jim Kenney will sign into law an anti-discrimination bill introduced by Councilman Derek Green […]

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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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Philly’s Pride Flag to Get Two New Stripes: Black and Brown

Multiple sources closely connected with Thursday’s First Annual Pride Kick-Off at City Hall have confirmed to G Philly that the city’s Pride flag will add […]

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LGBTQ Event of the Week: First Annual Pride Month Kick-Off at City Hall

For its festive inclusion and momentous engagement, this week’s LGBTQ Event of the Week is the First Annual Pride Month Kick-Off at City Hall. The […]

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“It Was an Ambush”: Behind the Vote That Ousted Sharron Cooks as LGBT Commission Chair

The Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs, a 23-member advisory board announced in October 2016 after several intense months of revelations about racial discrimination in the […]

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Sharron Cooks Announces Resignation From LGBT Commission After Being Voted Out as Chair

After having made history as the first transgender person ever to chair a city commission, Sharron Cooks was removed as head of the Mayor’s Commission […]

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Mazzoni Center CEO Nurit Shein, Board President Jimmy Ruiz Resign

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. Following a walkout last week and a petition signed by more than 60 […]

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“Pop-Up Love Party” Counters Anti-Trans Bus’s Philly Stop

On Saturday, the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, in collaboration with GALAEI, Trans-health Information Project (TIP), Attic Youth Center, William Way, ACLU, Mazzoni Center, and […]

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Sharron Cooks Becomes the First-Ever Transgender Person to Chair a City Commission

The Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs finished its internal election for board leaders this week, and G Philly was notified on Thursday that transgender advocate […]

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Office of LGBT Affairs to Host “Pop-Up Love Party” to Counter Anti-Trans Bus

The Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, in collaboration with GALAEI, Trans-health Information Project (TIP), Attic Youth Center, William Way, ACLU, Mazzoni Center, and other community […]