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OPINION: Why I’m Boycotting Philly Pride This Weekend

Dear Philly Pride Presents: Since the late 1980s, your organization has annually hosted an event that aims to bring thousands of LGBTQ individuals and allies […]

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Why Pennsylvania’s Hate Crime Laws Still Lack LGBT Protections

In the wake of the country’s worst-ever mass shooting, the nation’s cry for change is hard to ignore. In the early morning of June 12th, a […]

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Orlando and Charleston Were Hate-Fueled Attacks on Safe Spaces

In 1992, as a 14 year-old boy I saw Spike Lee’s Malcolm X at Princeton MarketFair’s movie theatre with my cousin Sean. Seeing the movie was […]

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TOP PICKS: The Best LGBTQ Events This Weekend

FRIDAY EVENTS Clutch – A Mr. & Ms. Philadelphia Bar Night 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Bike Stop, 206 South Quince Street.; over 21. […]

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Both Pa. Senators Joined Filibuster Seeking Better Gun Control

Both of Pennsylvania’s Senators took park in a marathon filibuster that called for gun limits yesterday. Starting 11 a.m. yesterday through early this morning, Sen. Christopher S. Murphy […]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions after voting at Brookside Engine Company 1 firehouse Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Mendham Township, N.J.
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Chris Christie Wants Military Action Over Orlando Attack

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is upset about the attack on LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando. In response, he wants the U.S. to respond with military […]

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The Orlando Nightclub Shooter and the Agonizing Need to Know “Why”

We’d like it to be like Law & Order, or Criminal Minds, or CSI. On those shows, there’s always a clear motive. The boss killed his […]

Patience Carter, a victim in the Pulse nightclub shooting from Philadelphia, becomes emotional after giving her story during a news conference at Florida Hospital Orlando, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Carter, a 20-year-old Philadelphian, was visiting Florida for the first time, vacationing with her two friends.
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Philadelphia Orlando Survivor Patience Carter Recounts Night of Tragedy

Patience Carter lay in a hospital chair Tuesday, surrounded by enrapt reporters during a news conference in an Orlando hospital, as she told details of the night […]

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The Ben Franklin Bridge Will Glow Rainbow for Orlando Victims

#BenFranklinBridge to pay tribute to Orlando victims & their families. https://t.co/XPzOjzrp6L #OrlandoUnited pic.twitter.com/xHar4JJVK5 — DRPA (@DRPA_PAandNJ) June 14, 2016 The Ben Franklin Bridge will light […]

Mayor Jim Kenney speaks at the Philadelphia vigil for victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting.
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Hundreds Gather in Philadelphia to Pay Tribute to Orlando Victims

Hundreds of LGBTQ+ folks and allies gathered last night at City Hall for an emotional candlelight vigil for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in […]

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Philadelphia Teenager, Prep Basketball Star Killed in Pulse Nightclub Shooting

One of the victims of the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando was a Philadelphia prep basketball star with a bright future. West Catholic Prep […]

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How Philly’s LGBTQ Community Reacted to the Orlando Shootings

As the nation mourned the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Philly’s LGBTQ community reacted on Twitter during Philly Gay Pride.

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Philly and the Nation React in Horror to Orlando Shootings

A mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando left at least 50 people dead and 53 wounded this weekend in what was the worst […]

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting Was a Hate Crime

“We find community and sanctuary on the dance floor. As Latino gay men, we teach ourselves to break tradition so that we can take the […]