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Transgender Man Sues Philly IHOP for Sexual Harassment

These days, Jahkee Wade makes hoagies at the University City Wawa at 36th and Chestnut streets, a job he says he loves because the employees […]

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Pro-LGBTQ State Senator Voted for Anti-Trans Amendment to Healthcare Bill

Pro-LGBTQ state Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), the Democratic chair of the Senate’s Banking and Insurance committee, voted last week to approve an anti-transgender amendment to […]

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LGBTQ&A: Milan Nicole Sherry

​Milan Nicole Sherry is a local activist and coordinator/outreach specialist at the Trans Equity Project. We chat with the black transgender revolutionist on her move […]

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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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LGBTQ&A: Nima Etemadi

Nima Etemadi is an award-winning pastry chef and co-owner of Cake Life, a new seasonal bakery in Fishtown. We chat with the winner of Food […]

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Trans Worker Says Coffee Shop Fired Them After They Reported Harassment

A former employee at South Philly’s Function Coffee Labs says they were terminated after making complaints about harassment on the job from a “transphobic” customer […]

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GALAEI’s Trans-Health Information Project to Be Renamed Trans Equity Project

The Trans-Health Information Project (TIP), a program of GALAEI, has officially changed its name to the Trans Equity Project. The push for a name change […]

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LGBTQ&A: Tiommi Jenae Luckett

Tiommi Jenae Luckett is a transgender activist and HIV awareness advocate. We chat with the fearless social justice champion on Arkansas, living with HIV, and […]

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Police Searching for Suspects Wanted in Drive-by Paintball Attacks

Philadelphia police are searching for suspects who are believed to have targeted transgender people in a drive-by paintball attack. Police say the incident happened around 4:20 p.m. […]

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LGBTQ&A: Wit López

Wit López is a disabled, gender-nonconforming/non-binary transgender mixed-media creator, performer, and independent curator. We speak with the visual artist on using their aesthetics to challenge […]

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LGBTQ&A: Heath Fogg Davis

Heath Fogg Davis is a transgender male activist who teaches at Temple University, serves on the Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs, and is a member […]

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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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This New Podcast Will Change the Way You Think About Philly Teens

It seems that podcasts come and go from our cultural conversation. There’s no talk about them, and then something like Serial happens. Then they go […]

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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 […]