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Local gay bar closes its doors

Local gay bar closes its doors

Jess Bryant    February 5, 2020

Updated Feb. 6, 2020. 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia’s beloved LGBTQ sports bar Boxers PHL has closed its doors, at least for now, due to a liquor license dispute. A sign was posted...

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Goodbye Archbishop Chaput

Goodbye Archbishop Chaput

Mark Segal    February 19, 2020

This week another conservative Catholic Bishop goes into retirement — Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput. He leaves not having obtained his life’s goal, and we in our community can take credit...

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Gay postal worker speaks out about his dismissal

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Gay postal worker speaks out about his dismissal

Tim Cwiek    February 25, 2020

A Lehigh County gay man is speaking out about his firing as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He claims he was wrongfully terminated from his job due...

Greater Philadelphia HRC Gala will raise funds for LGBTQ equality

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Greater Philadelphia HRC Gala will raise funds for LGBTQ equality

Michele Zipkin    February 20, 2020

The Greater Philadelphia Human Rights Campaign Gala (HRC) will take place on Feb. 29 at the Loews Hotel. As one of the biggest LGBTQ+ fundraising events in Philadelphia, this annual...

Local senior advocacy organization honors LGBTQ activists

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Local senior advocacy organization honors LGBTQ activists

Michele Zipkin    February 20, 2020

The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) will present its annual Spirit of CARIE Award to LGBTQ+ elder activists John C. Butts and Ada...

Local HIV trial combines three immune-targeted therapies

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Local HIV trial combines three immune-targeted therapies

Michele Zipkin    February 20, 2020

The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia is currently holding an HIV therapy trial, in collaboration with Philadelphia FIGHT and the University of Pennsylvania. The trial is part of the BEAT-HIV Delaney...

Local woman documents migrant caravans, LGBTQ asylum seekers

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Local woman documents migrant caravans, LGBTQ asylum seekers

Michele Zipkin    February 19, 2020

Mexican-born fine arts photographer Ada Trillo, photo-documented the 2018 and 2020 Central American migrant caravans seeking asylum in Mexico and the U.S. 

Local Transgender lawyer is fighting for trans rights

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Local Transgender lawyer is fighting for trans rights

Michele Zipkin    February 19, 2020

Julie Chovanes is a transgender woman, lawyer and trans rights activist living in Philadelphia. After working as a partner at DLA Piper, she started her law firm, Chovanes Law LLC...

Oral arguments held in trans name-change case

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Oral arguments held in trans name-change case

Tim Cwiek    February 18, 2020

A three-judge panel of Commonwealth Court heard arguments Feb. 13 on whether Pennsylvania residents convicted of serious felonies should be permanently barred from changing their name, even if they’re transgender.

Trans woman of color seeks day in court

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Trans woman of color seeks day in court

Tim Cwiek    February 18, 2020

A homeless, HIV-positive transgender woman of color is urging a federal judge to move forward with her antibias case against a Dunkin’ Donuts shop, despite the shop’s request to hold...

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