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Shani Akilah and Abdul-Aliy Muhammad: Rebels With a Cause

Pink slips for mayoral appointees are rare. But Mayor Kenney’s axing of Nellie Fitzpatrick as his liaison to the LGBTQ community was particularly remarkable because […]

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One Year Ago Today, the ICandy N-Word Video Rocked the Gayborhood

On September 29th, 2016, a video surfaced of ICandy owner Darryl DePiano referring to a former black employee and patrons as “niggers” repeatedly. Here’s the cringeworthy […]

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Black Trans Activist Airs Claim of “Retaliation” by LGBTQ Nonprofit Leader

A black transgender activist claims he is facing “retaliation” for speaking out about a controversial collaboration announced by the black HIV/AIDS advocacy organization COLOURS and […]

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Mazzoni Center Responds to Community Criticism Over Interim Executive Director

Criticism has emerged following last week’s announcement that Stephen Glassman would be Mazzoni Center’s interim executive director after a recent slew of resignations at the […]

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Mazzoni Center Announces Stephen Glassman As Interim Executive Director

Following the resignations of its CEO/executive director Nurit Shein and board president Dr. Jimmy Ruiz in April, the board of the Mazzoni Center announced on […]

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GALAEI Announces Its 2017 DARLA Awardees

GALAEI, a queer Latin@ social justice organization, will celebrate influential LGBTQ leaders at the eighth annual David Acosta Revolutionary Leadership Awards (DARLA). This year’s theme […]

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Mazzoni Center CEO Nurit Shein, Board President Jimmy Ruiz Resign

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. Following a walkout last week and a petition signed by more than 60 […]

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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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Mazzoni Center Staff Members Stage Walkout After Reports

On Tuesday afternoon, a day after G Philly reported that sources connected to Mazzoni Center claim that the organization’s medical director, Dr. Robert Winn, has […]

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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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Protesters Disrupt Mazzoni’s “Justice In Action” Awards Luncheon

“Nurit Shein, resign!” was the catchphrase a dozen members of the intersectional activist group Black & Brown Workers Collective (BBWC) chanted on Friday during the Mazzoni […]

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OPINION: The Gayborhood’s Trump-Triggered Activism Is Hypocritical

As news broke that President Trump might actually encourage discriminatory anti-LGBTQ policies in an upcoming executive order, Gayborhood leaders have been especially proactive in mobilizing […]

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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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PCHR Gayborhood Racism Report Recommends Bias Training for Bars, Nonprofits

On Monday, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) released its long-awaited report on racism in the Gayborhood. In the report — “Inform, Monitor, Enforce: Addressing […]

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Change.org Petition Asks Kenney to Replace LGBT Affairs Liaison

A Change.org petition calling on Mayor Jim Kenney to replace Nellie Fitzpatrick, the head of the Office of LGBT Affairs, with Louie A. Ortiz-Fonseca, a […]