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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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IBA’s Board of Directors Sees Boost in Diversity and Inclusion

Ahead of its annual meeting on Monday, June 26th, the Independent Business Alliance (IBA) has informed G Philly that all five of its newly elected […]

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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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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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OPINION: That Time a Straight White Woman Wrote About Woody’s …

The Philadelphia Inquirer just played itself, and it has no one else to blame. On Wednesday, our “paper of record” published a piece headlined “Bar […]

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Michael Weiss, Two Others Resign From Mazzoni Center Board

A week after it was revealed that Gayborhood bar owner and Democratic committeeman Michael Weiss was named — as “Business Owner #2” — in the […]

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Change.Org Petition Calls for Mazzoni CEO, Medical Director to Resign

Two days after the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) released its findings and recommendations on Gayborhood racism, community activists have created a Change.org petition […]

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OPINION: It’s Time to Rethink the Office of LGBT Affairs

On Monday, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) released its highly anticipated report on Gayborhood racism, whose findings confirmed that the city’s LGBTQ community […]

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Gayborhood Racism: A 60-Day Progress Report

It’s been nearly two months since the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) held its October 25th hearing on Gayborhood racism. G Philly did a […]

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Here’s the Official Transcript of PCHR’s Gayborhood Racism Hearing

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) has released the official transcript (PDF) of its October 25th Gayborhood racism hearing. The historic event was attended […]

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Kenney Announces New Commission on LGBT Affairs

A week after Mayor Jim Kenney made his first-ever public statement addressing incidents of racism in the city’s LGBTQ community, his office has now officially […]

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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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Human Relations Commission Orders Gayborhood Bar Owners to Attend Hearing

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) announced on Friday night that it had issued subpoenas to “all of the bar owners in the ‘gayborhood’” […]

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Nellie Fitzpatrick on the Next Steps in Addressing Gayborhood Racism

A month ago, after a number of stories detailing numerous complaints of alleged racism at Gayborhood establishments, I called on the Office of LGBT Affairs […]