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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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LGBTQ Event of the Week: 2017 Transgender HIV Awareness Day

For its civic timeliness and community-building vibe, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is 2017 Transgender HIV Awareness Day. Recognize this significant day of […]

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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 […]

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Local Black Trans Women Speak Out About Recent String of Murders

On Sunday, March 5th, the Black and Brown Workers Collective (BBWC) and the Trans-Information Project (TIP) held a direct action, “We Demand to LIVE”, at […]

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Community Leaders to Honor Gay Black Civil Rights Icon on MLK Day

This MLK Day, the Gayborhood will recognize not only the late civil rights icon and namesake of the federal holiday, but a gay black leader […]

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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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Sharron Cooks on What the U.S. Transgender Survey Means for Philly

On December 8th, the National Center for Transgender Equality held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to release and review […]

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LGBTQ&A: Sharron Cooks

Sharron Cooks is a trans woman activist of color and the founder and CEO of Making Our Lives Easier LLC. We chatted with her about […]

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Brian Sims and Other LGBT Community Leaders Endorse Jim Kenney For Mayor

This afternoon at William Way Community Center, Brian Sims and a host of local LGBT community leaders made their official endorsement for Jim Kenney for […]

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Anna Aagenes

Every hump day, a Philly woman shares her local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, GO! Athletes Executive Director, and right hand woman to Philly […]

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LGBT Black History Month Spotlight:
7 Questions With Activist SharRon Cooks

In partnership with Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, every day throughout the month of February we will spotlight one of the most important black movers and shakers in […]