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Venture Inn staffer Tommy Martinez (center) accepted the award for Best Bartender from Mark Dahl (right), artistic director at Traverse Arts Project, during the 2009 Rainbow Awards Aug.

Gayborhood hot spot Bump changed hands last month from one pair of local brothers to another, who are planning a “major facelift,” which could include a name change.


A local gay hair stylist has filed a discrimination suit against his former employer, alleging he was penalized and eventually terminated for not conforming to male stereotypes.

Porn twin hearing rescheduled

Defense attorneys for one of two brothers accused of burglarizing two local stores requested and were granted a continuance this week, postponing the defendant’s next court proceeding until next month.

Trans woman Kate Lynn Blatt says her former employer requested a photograph of her genitalia as a condition of continued employment, after questions arose about her use of a worksite female locker room.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of its inception, LGBT health organization Mazzoni Center will take a look back at the people, events and developments that have shaped the practice with an exhibit on display at the William Way LGBT Community Center through the end of September.

About 1,000 cowboys and girls from across the country participated in the second annual Liberty Stampede, hosted by the Liberty Gay Rodeo Association, last weekend.

Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia president Brian Sims threw out the ceremonial first pitch for Gay Community Day at Citizens Bank Park on Aug.
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