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OPINION: That Time a Straight White Woman Wrote About Woody’s …

The Philadelphia Inquirer just played itself, and it has no one else to blame. On Wednesday, our “paper of record” published a piece headlined “Bar […]

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OPINION: Michael Weiss Must Step Down From His Public Roles in the Gayborhood

Michael Weiss is arguably one of the most powerful and politically connected men in the Gayborhood. He’s the co-owner of several popular bars (Woody’s, Rosewood […]

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G Philly’s Top 10 Stories of 2016

It was an incredible year for LGBTQ news in Philadelphia, with both inspirational times and some very controversial moments. Here, we rank the top 10 […]

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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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Woody’s Is Hosting a Q&A to Amend Allegedly Discriminatory Policies

On Tuesday, November 22nd, popular Gayborhood bar Woody’s will be hosting a public Q&A to address current concerns pertaining to its dress code policies and overall diversity […]

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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 […]

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Activists Call for Boycott of Woody’s and ICandy Over Alleged Racism

On Friday, the Black and Brown Workers Collective, an LGBTQ/racial justice activist group, organized a public demonstration outside of City Hall, ICandy and Woody’s. Roughly […]

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Patrons See “Covert Racism” in Recent Enforcement of Woody’s Dress Code

Around midnight on Saturday, September 17th, popular Gayborhood performer Kemar Jewel arrived at Woody’s with some friends to celebrate a successful FringeArts gig he’d just […]

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Couches to Pop-Up On Philly Streets To Raise Awareness for LGBT Homeless Youth

In what may be one of the most unique and attention-grabbing publicity campaigns we’ve seen, Valley Youth House will be placing random couches throughout Center […]

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A Change.org Petition Asks Philly Gayborhood Bars to “Diversify”

Metro columnist Ernest Owens‘ piece “Black Not Fetch Enough for Woody’s?” from in May of this year caused quite a heated debate about racial segregation in gay […]

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The Welcoming Committee to Take Over Center City!

The Welcoming Committee has taken over all kinds of straight bars since they started in Philly a few years ago, and they’ve even done sold-out runs […]

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Mayoral Candidate Jim Kenney is Speaking at Woody’s Tonight

Mayoral candidate Jim Kenney is stopping by Woody’s this evening for a fundraiser and to chat about his vision for the future of Philly. A […]

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Top Gay Bars in Philadelphia

Beagle Tavern 1003 East Main Street, Norristown 610-272-3133, www.mybeagletavern.com Norristown’s unassuming, beagle-loving gay bar (it was named after the owner’s pooch Timmy) has great drink specials […]

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Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus’s Bachelor Auction Returns [UPDATED]

The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) are reprising their popular annual bachelor auction, just in time to snag a Valentine. For its 14th Bachelor Auction, the Chorus […]

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What’s Up With That New Mexican Place Next to Woody’s?

If you were out strutting with the Mummers yesterday in the Gayborhood, chances are you saw what appeared to pop up out of nowhere: a […]