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City Life

Why I’m Boycotting the Roots Picnic This Year

According to Visit Philadelphia, this summer’s upcoming Roots Picnic is “loaded with legends and icons” — but all I can see is a tragic lineup […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]