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OPINION: Black Lives Matter’s “Black Only” Meetings Aren’t Racist

I consider myself an intersectional feminist. Despite being a man, I personally stand as a proud ally for women’s rights and support their equal upward […]

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OPINION: That Time a Straight White Woman Wrote About Woody’s …

The Philadelphia Inquirer just played itself, and it has no one else to blame. On Wednesday, our “paper of record” published a piece headlined “Bar […]

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OPINION: Philly’s Tolerance for Corruption Is Why Seth Williams Hasn’t Resigned

The Philly reaction to political scandals usually rolls out like this: 1) Word of an investigation sparks chatter. Nobody really cares. 2) An indictment sparks […]

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OPINION: Michael Weiss Must Step Down From His Public Roles in the Gayborhood

Michael Weiss is arguably one of the most powerful and politically connected men in the Gayborhood. He’s the co-owner of several popular bars (Woody’s, Rosewood […]

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OPINION: Black Politicians Are Going to Have to Earn My Vote From Now On

The most open forum in which to hear the unfiltered thoughts of black men in Philly is arguably the barbershop. No matter what our wealth, […]

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OPINION: Single-Identity Social Justice Is No Justice at All

“There’s a gay Trump supporter in Philly,” a close friend of mine texted me on the last weekend in February. “Really? That doesn’t make sense,” […]

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OPINION: We Can No Longer “Agree to Disagree” About White Privilege in America

As the hand-me-down celebration known as Black History Month settles, I’m reminded of the legacy of my ancestors and the inheritance that has historically been […]

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OPINION: Crowded District Attorney Race Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

There is an adage that goes: “To speak without thinking is to shoot without aiming.” Someone should have told that to former federal prosecutor Joe […]

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OPINION: The Unbearable Privilege of Trump Protesters

Picture this: You just received a Facebook event invite to an epic Donald Trump protest in Philly (Women’s March, “Queer Rager,” Muslim travel ban airport […]

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That Time (Last Week) a White Man Joked That I Must Be the Coat-Checker

Holiday parties: for me, either the best of times or the most uncomfortable of times. As the editor of G Philly, Philadelphia magazine’s LGBTQ channel, […]

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Now Is Not the Time for a Return to Philly Politics as Usual

You would have thought Pennsylvania was still a blue state the way our city’s Democrats were partying this weekend. The Pennsylvania Society dinner, for which […]

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Mayor Kenney, Don’t Shut Out the Press

Last week, Mayor Jim Kenney put up a blockade between his office and the press regarding what has turned out to be one of his […]

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How to Be a True Ally in Trump’s America

Who would have ever imagined living in a world where images of safety pins would be tacked onto buildings? Walking past Metropolitan Cafe in University […]

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Enough With the Free Turkeys, Politicians — Get Serious About Reducing Poverty

The older I get, the more I realize that for all of the progress Philadelphia prides itself on, there is still so much that needs […]

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Trump’s Victory Has Me Considering Gun Ownership

Another day, another incident. Across Philadelphia and around the nation, you can’t help but notice that marginalized people — whether Muslim or of color, LGBTQ […]