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5 Works of Queer Poetry for National Poetry Month

Staff members at Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room share their favorite new reads available at our iconic LGBT bookstore. Today, Manager—and published poet—Alan Chelak gives us a […]

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Rachelle Lee Smith, Artist Behind Speaking OUT, on Displaying Queer Art on Broad Street

Chances are, you’ve seen Rachelle Lee Smith‘s work: you just haven’t realized it is hers. If you’ve walked by the now abandoned Robbinson Luggage store […]

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Queer Pop-Up Book Shop Series Begins This Weekend

Philly AIDS Thrift re-opened the doors to Giovanni’s Room last Friday, debuting a new space that, much like its store in Queen Village, will sell […]

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Review and Photos: The New Giovanni’s Room Ain’t the Same

There were a lot of questions surrounding the announcement that Giovanni’s Room, the famed LGBTQ bookstore on the corner of 12th and Pine, would be […]

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8 Gay Things to Do in Philly This Week: Giovanni’s Room Re-Opens, Summer Kamp Comes to An End, OurNightOut, and More

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Philly AIDS Thrift to Re-Open Giovanni’s Room as a Thrift Shop

Exciting, rather shocking news: Philadelphia Gay News reports that Philadelphia AIDS Thrift (PAT) has just signed a two-year lease to take over our recently shuttered LGBT […]

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Meet the Women Who Say They Came This Close to Saving Giovanni’s Room

Many of us were taken by surprise last week when it was announced that Philly LGBT bookstore Giovanni’s Room would close its doors for good […]

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Giovanni’s Room Closing May 17th

Sad, but almost inevitable news. Philly Gay News reports that Giovanni’s Room, Philly’s only LGBT bookstore, will close its doors on May 17th.

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Philly Author Examines
LGBT Representation in Media in
Pop Culture Freaks

Dr. Dustin Kidd and I met at the Starbucks at 12th and Walnut to discuss his latest book, Pop Culture Freaks. I asked him here to learn more […]

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6 Gay Things to Do in Philly This Week: Giovanni’s Room and Brittany Lynn
Turn 40, Sissy Hop Debuts at
Dolphin Tavern and More

 

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The Gayborhood’s Historic Giovanni’s Room Is For Sale

Ed Hermance, owner of the pathbreaking LGBT bookstore Giovanni’s Room, is looking to make a change, reports WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler. “I’m hoping to sell the […]