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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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The primary has not been decided yet

The primary has not been decided yet

Mark Segal    February 13, 2020

Democrats, chill out. We have a long way to go before we have a nominee.  Sure Iowa was a cluster f--k and New Hampshire offered little surprises other than a...

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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...

Disability Pride Philadelphia hosts sex education event for people with disabilities

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Disability Pride Philadelphia hosts sex education event for people with disabilities

Victoria Brownworth    February 13, 2020

"Everybody is a sexual a being," Vicki Landers, president and CEO of Disability Pride Philadelphia (DPP), said. "People with disabilities have sex too."

DVLF’s executive director resigns, changes ahead

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DVLF’s executive director resigns, changes ahead

Jess Bryant    February 13, 2020

Change is ahead for the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF). Executive Director Juan Franco resigned on Feb. 3, and on Feb. 10, DVLF — a funding organization for nonprofits supporting...

Local organizations collaborate to create LGBTQ housing program

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Local organizations collaborate to create LGBTQ housing program

Michele Zipkin    February 13, 2020

Philadelphia Gay News is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a solutions-oriented collaborative reporting project on poverty and Philadelphia's push for economic justice.    The Homeward Initiative and Valley Youth...

Philly AIDS Thrift awards nearly 300,000 to local HIV/AIDS organizations

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Philly AIDS Thrift awards nearly 300,000 to local HIV/AIDS organizations

Michele Zipkin    February 13, 2020

Philly AIDS Thrift awarded grants to 26 Philadelphia HIV/AIDS and social service organizations in a ceremony held at the William Way LGBT Community Center on Feb. 6. This year’s grants...

Trans Masculine Advocacy Network to host fourth-annual Black Trans History panel

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Trans Masculine Advocacy Network to host fourth-annual Black Trans History panel

Michele Zipkin    February 13, 2020

The Trans Masculine Advocacy Network (TMAN) is organizing its fourth annual Philly Black Trans History: A Multigenerational Panel Discussion, in honor of Black History Month. At the William Way LGBT...

Arrest made in hit-and-run of lesbian

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Arrest made in hit-and-run of lesbian

Victoria Brownworth    February 12, 2020

One month after Tiffany Reed, who was preparing to get married in February to her girlfriend Indiana Johnson, lost her life in a hit-and-run on Broad Street, Philadelphia Police have...

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