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Diversity Director Fired by Mazzoni Center Files PCHR Complaint

Following Monday’s firing of Kay Martinez, Mazzoni Center ’s first-ever director of diversity, equity and inclusion, Philadelphia magazine has learned that Martinez filed a complaint […]

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PCHR to Philly FIGHT: “We Stand by Our Gayborhood Racism Report”

A week after a group of Philadelphia FIGHT staff, clients, and board members protested at the Walnut Street office of the Philadelphia Commission on Human […]

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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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OPINION: Now Isn’t the Time for Marginalized People to Compromise

This week has shown marginalized communities that our adversaries are still alive and well. On Wednesday, President Trump announced plans to ban transgender individuals from […]

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Mazzoni Center Announces Stephen Glassman As Interim Executive Director

Following the resignations of its CEO/executive director Nurit Shein and board president Dr. Jimmy Ruiz in April, the board of the Mazzoni Center announced on […]

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Philly’s Pride Flag to Get Two New Stripes: Black and Brown

Multiple sources closely connected with Thursday’s First Annual Pride Kick-Off at City Hall have confirmed to G Philly that the city’s Pride flag will add […]

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UPDATED: Council Unanimously Passes Bill Prompted by Gayborhood Racism Complaints

After passing out of City Council’s Health and Human Services committee in a unanimous vote last month, an anti-discrimination bill introduced by Councilman Derek Green […]

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More Than 60 Mazzoni Staffers Walk Out, Call on CEO Nurit Shein to Resign

A week after Dr. Robert Winn resigned as Mazzoni Center’s medical director following reports that he was the subject of an investigation, more than 60 […]

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PCHR Gayborhood Racism Recommendations: First 30 Days

When the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) released its Gayborhood racism report and recommendations a month ago, its most immediate mandate was that all […]

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LGBTQ&A: Julie Chovanes

Julie Chovanes is the executive director of Trans-Help, a legal service provider for trans individuals. The lawyer and trans rights advocate talks to us about […]

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Change.Org Petition Calls for Mazzoni CEO, Medical Director to Resign

Two days after the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) released its findings and recommendations on Gayborhood racism, community activists have created a Change.org petition […]

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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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Gayborhood Racism: A 60-Day Progress Report

It’s been nearly two months since the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) held its October 25th hearing on Gayborhood racism. G Philly did a […]

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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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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 […]