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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out publicly in an essay published this morning in Businessweek. In the essay he writes: For years, I’ve been open […]

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Hate Speech Messages On Swarthmore Campus Target LGBT and Asexual Communities

This Monday night, in honor of LGBT History Month, some students at Swarthmore College got together to write some pro-gay messages on sidewalks around campus. […]

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Man Arrested for Murder of Norristown Man He Met On Craigslist for Sex

Twenty-eight-year-old Chad Marshall Wilcox has been arrested and charged with robbery and first-degree murder of a Norristown man he met on Craigslist for sex. Instinct […]

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Man Crush Monday: Trevor Powell

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. This week: the boy next door to beat all boys next door, Trevor […]

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Weekend Roundup: Gay Halloween Parties Begin, Sword Fights, and An Especially Busy Sunday Funday

FRIDAY Philly party producer Peter Sterling gets the gay Halloween juices flowing early with his annual Halloween Ball. The fest takes over three ballrooms in […]

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PA Legislative Session Ends With No LGBT Hate Crimes Law

The Pennsylvania legislative session has come to a close for the season and, much to the chagrin of PA LGBT advocates, there has been no action […]

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SandBlast Returning to Atlantic City in 2015

This summer, the annual homo-tastic weekend beach party Sand Blast made some waves when it announced that it would move from Asbury Park, where it […]

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Funeral Date Set for Gloria Casarez, Campaign Asks Businesses to Bring Out Rainbow Flags For the Occassion

Gloria Casarez, the first director of the  Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs who passed away Sunday night at the age of […]

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Council Committee Approves Hate Crimes Bill

A City Council committee on Tuesday afternoon gave preliminary approval to a bill that creates municipal hate crimes protection for people victimized because of their […]

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City Council to Hear Testimony on Hate Crimes Bill Today

City Council today will hear testimony on a bill that would create a “hate crime” designation when an offender is found to be motivated against […]

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Gloria Casarez Passes Away at 42

It’s a terribly sad day in gay Philadelphia. The incomparable Gloria Casarez, the City’s first director of the Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and […]

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Weekend Roundup: Take a Gay Ghost Tour, Halloween Drag at Voyeur, Circus of the Stars and More

FRIDAY Qventures is taking guests on a ghost tour through Old City. The guided walk promises a 90-minute candle-lit stroll through graveyards, haunted houses and dark […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Valley Youth House

Every Friday Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) Executive Director Samantha Giusti introduces you to a local LGBT non-profit in Philadelphia. This week, Valerie Johnson on Warminster’s Valley Youth […]

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13 #GayPhilly Instagrams You Should See This Week: Who Went Purple for #SpiritDay

Yesterday, GLAAD hosted a nationwide campaign called #SpiritDay, where it asked people to “go purple” as way to stand up against bullying and to show support for […]

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Throwback Thursday: Early Transgender Activist and Co-Founder of William Way Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Every week I take a trip down memory lane in William Way Community Center’s John J. Wilcox Jr. Archives, a veritable treasure trove of relics from gay Philadelphia’s […]