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The Problem With “Feed Fatigue” and Other Excuses White People Make for Remaining Racist

At the start of the summer, white people’s interest in Black Lives Matter grew during the George Floyd protests. But I didn’t believe them. As we […]

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I Fear the Parkway Encampment Crisis Could End Up Like the MOVE Bombing

In some ways, 2020 is starting to feel like 1985. Right now, a group of vulnerable and displaced people is actively defying the city’s demand […]

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White People, I Still Don’t Believe You

“This shit reminds me of KONY 2012,” one of my friends told me over the phone when describing the latest rise in white people protesting against […]

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Protesters Demand “No Cops at Pride” Following Arrest of Trans Activist

On Wednesday morning, Philly Socialists, alongside activist groups the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative and Philly for REAL Justice Coalition, held a press conference outside […]

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How Philly Activists Want You (Yes, You) to Support Their Efforts

Session 3, Philly and the Age of Activism Posted by Philadelphia Magazine on Thursday, November 9, 2017 Undoubtably one of our most power-packed panels at […]

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LGBTQ&A: Sam Marks

Sam Marks is a transgender activist who advocates for equity and access in queer spaces. We spoke with the disability rights advocate on joining marches, […]

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LGBTQ&A: Kareem D’Ant

Kareem D’Ant is a local queer musician and popular activist on social media. We chat with the outspoken artist about being out in Pennsylvania, his upcoming […]

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12 Things to Do in Arts, Movies, Comedy and More

Philly is Charlottesville March and Rally @ Congregation Rodeph Shalom | Wednesday, August 16 Gather then march down Broad Street in opposition to white supremacy. Concludes […]

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LGBTQ&A: Feminista Jones

Feminista Jones is a mental health social worker, sex-positive feminist writer, public speaker, and community activist. We got to chat with the popular social-justice advocate […]

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Listen to the Latest “Pushback” Podcast: The Burdens and Privileges of Being the Face of a Movement

The latest episode of “Pushback,” the podcast co-produced by Philly Mag and WURD, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or […]

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How These Philly Yoga Teachers Are Using an Unexpected Tool to Spur Social Action

For many, this past November 9th was filled with a LOT of questions, starting with “WTF?” and “Holy crap, what are we going to doooo?” A […]

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Creating Change 2017 Is Finally Here: Our Recommended Events

More than 4,000 people will begin arriving in Center City on Wednesday for Creating Change 2017, the nation’s largest LGBTQ conference. The 29th-annual conference, presented […]

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Council Candidate Sherrie Cohen Calls for Boycott of City-Sponsored Travel to Indiana

The gay rights movement backtracked several years last week when, in Indiana, Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which effectively legalized discrimination against […]

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DO THIS: Pussy Riot’s Coming to Philly Next Week

Nadya  Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina, perhaps better known as two members of Russian art collective Pussy Riot, are coming to Penn next Tuesday for a […]