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50+ Ways to Celebrate Pride Month in Philly

June 1st marks the beginning of Pride Month, a time to commemorate the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn and celebrate the Pride movement and […]

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City Life

Is Ocean City, New Jersey, the Next Anti-LGBTQ Town?

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]

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City Life

It Happened Last Night: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s First-Ever Pride Concert

There was a special kind of celebratory energy in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall on Thursday night. The Philadelphia Orchestra was decked out not in […]

City Life

We Have a Chance to Create the Philly Pride Celebration We Truly Deserve

It’s very rare that community demands are met with swift and immediate action — but in a racial-uprising/pandemic era, the game has changed. A few […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

FYI: You Can Get Married for Free at PAFA on November 29th

UPDATE: Due to the new COVID-19 restrictions put into place by the city of Philadelphia starting on Monday, November 20th, the Equal Dignity Pop-Up Nuptials […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

This Creative Material Culture Wedding Gave Back to the LGBT Community

This vibrant Material Culture wedding photographed by Stesha Whitney embodied the couple’s creativity and style, and made a positive impact on the LGBT community too. […]

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On the Market: Tri-Level Condo in Wash West

Love city living but want suburban space? This gorgeous four-level condo for sale near the heart of the Gayborhood/Midtown Village in Washington Square West squares […]

City Life

The Recent Penn Grad on a Mission to Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Each night tens of thousands of LGBT youth across the country sleep on the streets or in shelters, while thousands more teeter on the verge […]

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City Life

There Goes the Gayborhood

It was around one o’clock in the morning, and I was standing in a long line of mostly straight Penn alumni waiting to enter Voyeur […]


Listen Up, Philly Employers: Here’s What Your LGBTQ+ Employees Need From You

In a city of about 1.5 million people, Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs says that over 60,000 Philadelphians identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or […]

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When This Philly Instagram Influencer Came Out as a Lesbian, Her Mom Kicked Her Out of the House

Who I am: Kate Austin (@kateaustinn), a blogger and influencer who focuses mostly on gay and lesbian issues. *** “The only thing I really ever […]

City Life

I’m Queer and I Think CCP’s New “Non-Binary” Mascot Is Pandering Nonsense

Community College of Philadelphia tried to make a huge roar this week with the announcement of its new mascot. After ditching the outdated, and arguably […]

City Life

It’s Time for LGBT Affairs to Break Free of the Mayor’s Office

The executive director of the city’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Amber Hikes, announced last week that she is stepping down after two years of serving […]

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City Life

Amber Hikes on Leading the Office of LGBT Affairs in Tumultuous Times

Amber Hikes, who has led the city’s Office of LGBT Affairs for the past two years, announced her resignation earlier this week. Hikes, a black […]

City Life

Drag Queen Storytime in Haverford Township Attracts National Opposition

Since its formation in 2015 by a San Francisco writer, Drag Queen Story Hour, in which drag performers do public readings of books with themes […]