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Ernest Owens

Writer at Large, Politics

Ernest Owens is an award-winning journalist and CEO of Ernest Media Empire, LLC. As an openly gay black journalist, he has made headlines for speaking frankly about intersectional issues in society regarding race, LGBTQ, and pop culture.

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PHOTOS: Four LGBTQ Couples on How They Fell in Love

Just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Jim Obergefell on Why “Love Wins” This Valentine’s Day

We interviewed the landmark Supreme Court marriage equality plaintiff on activism, impact, and love.

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TOP PICKS: 5 Unique LGBTQ Events This Weekend

Love, leather, and ’laxation spark up this super holiday weekend in February.

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The Sisterhood Reimagines Gender Norms

Mauckingbird presents an impressive adaption of Molière’s Les Femmes Savantes.

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OPINION: Drag and Police Insensitivity

A significant part of LGBTQ culture isn’t solely to blame for police miscategorizing trans crime victims.

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Here’s How Social Media Reacted to Kathryn Knott’s Sentence

Plus: Black male HIV rates climb, and Marco Rubio gets called out on his anti-gay marriage stance.

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Sims and Waxman to Face Off in Primary

Plus more in this week’s local new roundup.

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Q&A: Malcolm Kenyatta

The local consultant and volunteer on improving representation for LGBTQ politicos.

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Top LGBTQ Events This Weekend

Metallic, Mean Gays, and Mardi Gras kick off the first weekend of February.

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OPINION: Let’s Have a Chat About Caitlyn Jenner

G Philly’s editor on comments and coverage.

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Empire Star Says He’s Sexually Fluid

Jussie Smollett makes the admission in Out magazine.

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Philly AIDS Thrift Awards $147,000 in New Grants

The group’s total giving has now reached nearly $1.5 million.

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#TweetLikeAWhiteGay Goes Viral

The trending hashtag exposes racism in the LGBTQ community.

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Caitlyn Jenner to Speak at Penn

She’ll be interviewed by Buzz Bissinger on February 17th.

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Q&A: Samantha Giusti on DVLF’s New Look

One of Philly’s leading LGBTQ community funds gets a “brand recharge.”