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One Year Ago Today, the ICandy N-Word Video Rocked the Gayborhood

On September 29th, 2016, a video surfaced of ICandy owner Darryl DePiano referring to a former black employee and patrons as “niggers” repeatedly. Here’s the cringeworthy […]

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Amber Hikes Named New Director of the Office of LGBT Affairs

The Mayor’s Office officially announced on Monday that Amber Hikes, a black queer woman, will be the new executive director of the Office of LGBT […]

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OPINION: It’s Time to Rethink the Office of LGBT Affairs

On Monday, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) released its highly anticipated report on Gayborhood racism, whose findings confirmed that the city’s LGBTQ community […]

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PCHR Gayborhood Racism Report Recommends Bias Training for Bars, Nonprofits

On Monday, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) released its long-awaited report on racism in the Gayborhood. In the report — “Inform, Monitor, Enforce: Addressing […]

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G Philly’s Top 10 Stories of 2016

It was an incredible year for LGBTQ news in Philadelphia, with both inspirational times and some very controversial moments. Here, we rank the top 10 […]


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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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 […]

G Philly Petition Asks Kenney to Replace LGBT Affairs Liaison

A petition calling on Mayor Jim Kenney to replace Nellie Fitzpatrick, the head of the Office of LGBT Affairs, with Louie A. Ortiz-Fonseca, a […]

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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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Protesters Criticize Kenney, Fitzpatrick at OutFest Kickoff

Minutes after Jim Kenney made his first public statement about Gayborhood racism during the seventh-annual LBGT pride flag-raising at City Hall on Sunday, protesters from […]

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Black Lives Matter Philly Joins Resignation Call

Earlier this week, the Black and Brown Workers Collective (BBWC) issued a statement calling for the resignation of Office of LGBT Affairs director Nellie Fitzpatrick, […]

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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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Racial Justice Activists Call for Nellie Fitzpatrick’s Resignation

On Friday, September 23rd, the Black and Brown Workers Collective (BBWC), a recently formed intersectional LGBTQ/racial justice organization, released a list of public demands to […]

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Activists Call for Boycott of Woody’s and ICandy Over Alleged Racism

On Friday, the Black and Brown Workers Collective, an LGBTQ/racial justice activist group, organized a public demonstration outside of City Hall, ICandy and Woody’s. Roughly […]

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Activists to Protest “Racism in the Gayborhood” at City Hall

The Black and Brown Workers Collective (BBWC), an intersectional LGBTQ/racial justice organization, is planning a direct action at City Hall on Friday, September 23rd, at […]