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City Life

Mayor Kenney Is Backed Into One Hell of a Corner Over the Parkway Encampment

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Federal Judge Says Time’s Up for Parkway […]

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Be Well Philly

How Strength Training Helped One Trans Fitness Instructor Come to Terms With Their Body

When I was 25 years old, I lost my dream job. The small queer and trans youth center where I worked was moved under the […]

City Life

Trans Activists Criticize Mazzoni Over Diminished Role in Wellness Conference

Transgender and gender-nonconforming committee members involved in the planning of the annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (PTWC) are calling out Mazzoni Center for allowing cisgender […]

City Life

LGBTQ&A: Vincent Scarfo

Vincent Scarfo is the inaugural coordinator for Community College of Philadelphia’s brand-new MarcDavid LGBTQ Center. We chat with the genderqueer mover and shaker on their […]

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City Life

March Demanding Justice for Shantee Tucker Scheduled for Wednesday

This Wednesday, community members are planning a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of a Black transgender woman who was tragically killed last week on […]

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City Life

Black Trans Woman Murdered at Old York Road Wednesday Morning

Police are looking for a suspect connected to the murder of a black transgender woman. According to a police report, at 1:05 a.m. on Wednesday […]

City Life

I Went to See Aunt Mary Pat Last Night. This Isn’t What Philly Drag Should Be.

This commentary has been updated. If Roseanne Barr were to perform in Fishtown, I suspect she would draw the same type of audience who showed up […]

City Life

Drag Performer Aunt Mary Pat Was Asked to Leave Fundraiser Over Transphobia Concerns

Popular local drag queen Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino was asked not to perform during a fundraiser at Win Win Coffee Bar on Wednesday night after […]

City Life

GALAEI’s Interim Executive Director Addresses Transgender Employee Demotions

After Philadelphia magazine was first to report that two transgender full-time employees of the queer Latinx social justice nonprofit GALAEI would be demoted to part-time […]

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City Life

Court: Transgender Students Can Use Any Bathroom at Berks County School

It took less than 20 minutes on Thursday for members of a federal appellate court to rule that transgender students at a Berks County school […]

City Life

Transgender Man Sues Philly IHOP for Sexual Harassment

These days, Jahkee Wade makes hoagies at the University City Wawa at 36th and Chestnut streets, a job he says he loves because the employees […]

City Life

Trans Awareness Week Officially Kicks Off: Here’s a Full Lineup Of Events

In what has now become a tradition, the Trans Equity Project, a group within GALAEI, is kicking off its Trans Awareness Week. A part of a […]

City Life

Pro-LGBTQ State Senator Voted for Anti-Trans Amendment to Healthcare Bill

Pro-LGBTQ state Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), the Democratic chair of the Senate’s Banking and Insurance committee, voted last week to approve an anti-transgender amendment to […]

City Life

LGBTQ&A: Milan Nicole Sherry

​Milan Nicole Sherry is a local activist and coordinator/outreach specialist at the Trans Equity Project. We chat with the black transgender revolutionist on her move […]

City Life

LGBTQ Event of the Week: 3rd Annual Trans Flag Raising Over City Hall

For its solidarity with the local trans community, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is the 3rd Annual Trans Flag Raising Over City Hall. […]