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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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Here’s the Official Transcript of PCHR’s Gayborhood Racism Hearing

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) has released the official transcript (PDF) of its October 25th Gayborhood racism hearing. The historic event was attended […]

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LGBTQ&A: Abdul-Aliy Muhammad

Abdul-Aliy Muhammad is a black queer social-justice activist and member of the Black and Brown Workers Collective, a coalition of LGBTQ protestors of color who […]

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Gayborhood Racism: A 30-Day Progress Report

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) has not yet released any preliminary findings from its October 25th community hearing on Gayborhood racism. PCHR has […]

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Woody’s Is Hosting a Q&A to Amend Allegedly Discriminatory Policies

On Tuesday, November 22nd, popular Gayborhood bar Woody’s will be hosting a public Q&A to address current concerns pertaining to its dress code policies and overall diversity […]

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LGBTQ&A: Christian Lovehall

Christian Lovehall is a trans activist of color and aspiring hip-hop musician living in South Philadelphia. He is the creator of the Philly Trans March […]

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Councilman Derek Green Introduces Bill Addressing Gayborhood Racism

On the heels of the October 25th Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hearing on Gayborhood racism, City Councilman-at-Large Derek Green introduced companion bills on Thursday […]

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LGBTQ&A: Woody’s Co-Owner Billy Weiss

Billy Weiss is the co-owner of the Gayborhood bars Woody’s and Voyeur. The brother of fellow co-owner Michael Weiss, Billy did the following interview over […]

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Hundreds Pack PCHR Hearing on Gayborhood Racism

Last night’s Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hearing on racism and discrimination in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood could be considered a massive catharsis, as speaker after speaker […]

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New Attendees Confirmed for Gayborhood Racism Hearing

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) has confirmed that two additional LGBT community leaders will attend its October 25th public hearing on Gayborhood racism. […]

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Kenney Announces New Commission on LGBT Affairs

A week after Mayor Jim Kenney made his first-ever public statement addressing incidents of racism in the city’s LGBTQ community, his office has now officially […]

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OPINION: Black City Officials Should Speak Out Against Gayborhood Racism

It has been nearly two weeks since a video leaked of ICandy owner Darryl DePiano repeatedly using the n-word among his peers. Since then, it […]

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Human Relations Commission Orders Gayborhood Bar Owners to Attend Hearing

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) announced on Friday night that it had issued subpoenas to “all of the bar owners in the ‘gayborhood’” […]

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ACT UP Philadelphia Supports the Call for Nellie Fitzpatrick to Resign

The AIDS coalition ACT UP Philadelphia has signaled its support of a call by the racial justice group Black and Brown Workers Collective for the […]

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The Man Called the N-Word in the ICandy Video Speaks Out

Ricky Peterson was at work as a nursing assistant at Penn when he first heard about the video. That video. “I received it via text […]