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LGBTQ&A: Nima Etemadi

Nima Etemadi is an award-winning pastry chef and co-owner of Cake Life, a new seasonal bakery in Fishtown. We chat with the winner of Food […]

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Trans Worker Says Coffee Shop Fired Them After They Reported Harassment

A former employee at South Philly’s Function Coffee Labs says they were terminated after making complaints about harassment on the job from a “transphobic” customer […]

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GALAEI’s Trans-Health Information Project to Be Renamed Trans Equity Project

The Trans-Health Information Project (TIP), a program of GALAEI, has officially changed its name to the Trans Equity Project. The push for a name change […]

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LGBTQ&A: Tiommi Jenae Luckett

Tiommi Jenae Luckett is a transgender activist and HIV awareness advocate. We chat with the fearless social justice champion on Arkansas, living with HIV, and […]

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Police Searching for Suspects Wanted in Drive-by Paintball Attacks

Philadelphia police are searching for suspects who are believed to have targeted transgender people in a drive-by paintball attack. Police say the incident happened around 4:20 p.m. […]

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LGBTQ&A: Wit López

Wit López is a disabled, gender-nonconforming/non-binary transgender mixed-media creator, performer, and independent curator. We speak with the visual artist on using their aesthetics to challenge […]

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LGBTQ&A: Heath Fogg Davis

Heath Fogg Davis is a transgender male activist who teaches at Temple University, serves on the Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs, and is a member […]

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“It Was an Ambush”: Behind the Vote That Ousted Sharron Cooks as LGBT Commission Chair

The Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs, a 23-member advisory board announced in October 2016 after several intense months of revelations about racial discrimination in the […]

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Sharron Cooks Announces Resignation From LGBT Commission After Being Voted Out as Chair

After having made history as the first transgender person ever to chair a city commission, Sharron Cooks was removed as head of the Mayor’s Commission […]


This New Podcast Will Change the Way You Think About Philly Teens

It seems that podcasts come and go from our cultural conversation. There’s no talk about them, and then something like Serial happens. Then they go […]

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“Pop-Up Love Party” Counters Anti-Trans Bus’s Philly Stop

On Saturday, the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, in collaboration with GALAEI, Trans-health Information Project (TIP), Attic Youth Center, William Way, ACLU, Mazzoni Center, and […]

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Student Sues Pa. School Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

A student has sued a Pennsylvania school district over a bathroom policy that allows transgender students to use the facility of their choice.

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LGBTQ&A: Aamina Morrison

Aamina Morrison is a long-time black trans activist and local HIV-prevention specialist. We got the chance to chat with her about the recent string of […]

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OPINION: Trans People of Color Must Be Centered at Philly Gay Pride 2017

On Monday night, I posted a viral tweet acknowledging the six transgender women of color who have already been reported murdered in 2017: 6 transwomen of color […]

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Philly Schools’ Transgender Bathroom Rules “Will Not Change”

President Donald Trump has lifted a guidance issued by the Obama administration that mandated all state schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their preferred […]