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Gay candidate in landslide primary victory

Gay candidate in landslide primary victory

Adriana Fraser    May 17, 2018

North Philadelphia native Malcolm Kenyatta is the first openly gay candidate of color for the state House seat in the 181st Legislative District despite a last-minute homophobic smear campaign against...

Mark My Words

It’s official: I’m history

Mark Segal    May 17, 2018

Just saying that I am humbled is not enough: It is an honor of a lifetime. By the title of this column, I’m not talking about my age, but something that...

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Drag king contest takes on what it means to be a man

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Drag king contest takes on what it means to be a man

Gary L. Day    May 17, 2018

 The Philadelphia Drag King Contest will celebrate its 20th anniversary at this year’s competition, at William Way LGBT Community Center.

LGBTQ State of the Union to unite local leaders for community event

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LGBTQ State of the Union to unite local leaders for community event

A.D. Amorosi    May 17, 2018

When it was announced that Amber Hikes, a black queer woman, would take the reins of the Office of LGBTQ Affairs in December, 2017, a collective cheer went up in...

Lawyer awarded for LGBT volunteer work

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Lawyer awarded for LGBT volunteer work

Adriana Fraser    May 17, 2018

 The Pennsylvania Bar Association awarded Philadelphia lawyer Lawrence L. Felzer with the David M. Rosenblum GLBT Public Policy Award in recognition of Felzer’s advocacy for and volunteer work in the...

Out candidate in 5th District pushes for progress

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Out candidate in 5th District pushes for progress

Adriana Fraser    May 17, 2018

An out lesbian running for Congress in the Fifth District was hoping a recent television ad showcasing her wife and children would help her chances in the May 15 primary...

Business leader shares how he brings people onboard with LGBT equality

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Business leader shares how he brings people onboard with LGBT equality

Larry Nichols    May 11, 2018

Hundreds of LGBT business owners gathered along with local and community leaders at the Down Town Club May 8 for the Independence Business Alliance’s Business Leader’s Luncheon, during which honoree...

Mazzoni Center gala aims to break fundraising records

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Mazzoni Center gala aims to break fundraising records

    May 11, 2018

Mazzoni Center is aiming to raise $175,000 at its upcoming gala May 19 to provide additional funding for programs and services.

Philly Black Pride wraps up after raising fuller rainbow flag

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Philly Black Pride wraps up after raising fuller rainbow flag

    May 3, 2018

Philly Black Pride celebration inspired a fresh sense of empowerment, awareness and community participation during this year’s festivities with PBP’s first parade and rally for racial equality within the LGBTQ...

Michael Petty, a 42-year love story

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Michael Petty, a 42-year love story

Kristen Demilio    May 3, 2018

Mike Petty, husband of Philadelphia Gay News longtime office manager Don Pignolet, died April 26 from complications due to open-heart surgery. He was 73 years old.

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