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Martha Graham Cracker’s drag is irreverent, dynamic, and ironic. Dito van Reigersberg (Martha’s alter ego) has channeled a hybrid of David Bowie and some of your favorite old-Hollywood screen sirens to craft a truly different kind of drag queen. With a full (and equally amazing) band behind her, you will Graham Cracker will channel her inner riot girl to sing anything from classic rock to the true R&B divas. Her latest tour The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret pops into...

Thirteen Philadelphia police officers are soon to be former police officers after an investigation highlighted their racist and homophobic Facebook posts. It didn’t take a mastermind detective to look through the officers’ public social media feeds and uncover language unbefitting of law enforcement. The 13 set to be fired are also merely a slice of the 72 officers who’ve been placed on administrative duty after the online database the Plain View Project collected over 5,000 comments and posts from officers in Philly...

We all know that the cast of Netflix’s Queer Eye is filming in Philadelphia, PA and the City of Brotherly Love is showing their love in a very unique, artistic and very Philadelphia way! A pair of longtime Philadelphia street artists, Nicole Nikolich (also known as Lace in the Moon) and Symone Salib have created a scavenger hunt that is specific to the Fab Five, as they are known. The two artists have installed five distinct artistic installations to each...

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross / Screenshot via YouTube @CBS Evening News 13 Police officers in Philadelphia are out of a job after social media posts reveal hateful messages. The Plainview Project, a third-party database of Facebook posts by former and active-duty police officers across the country, released info about the Philadelphia cops on June 1. Posts included in the report were memes and posts that read a range of hateful thoughts like, “Death to Islam,” “F these Muslim turd goat...

Cirque Du Soleil’s AMALUNA is coming to the Philadelphia area for an engagement of forty mind blowing performances. AMALUNA will premiere on July 24, 2019 under the Big Top adjacent to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, minutes from the King of Prussia Mall. Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production. AMALUNA is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women, and Artistic Director Fernand Rainville is the...

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren told a room full of liberal activists on Saturday that the party needs to fully embrace polices such as higher taxes on the wealthy, wiping out student loan debt and criminal justice reform if they want to win the White House. The 70-year-old U.S. senator from Massachusetts said these ideas are not only supported by the activists gathered at the Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia, the largest annual gathering of...

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing new rules allowing employers to obtain exemptions from an Obamacare requirement they provide health insurance that covers women’s birth control. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld a nationwide injunction that a lower-court judge issued in January that prevented the rules from taking effect. Source

from instagram.com/pride/WorldPride in New York City will see crowds that could swell into the millions during the parade and closing ceremonies on June 30. But celebrations have been flourishing throughout the “pride month” of June with festivals big and small, and celebrants arrived wearing lots of rainbow colors and pride pink. Dressing up in bright outfits is one of the most fun parts of celebrating the anniversary of Stonewall each year, and there have been some people who took...

As our daily news continues to be filled with political chaos and the fight for our rights remains paramount, I thought that for the month of June (and possibly beyond), I would be showcasing some true examples of love, community, and inspiration. Thus, the aptly titled #PrideSeries was born. First Up: Philadelphia, PA’s own Anthony Berner-Reto (Tony Retro) & Tommy Berner-Reto (Tommy Boom). The City of Brotherly Love is where they call...

Andy Huntington Jones knows his way around the Broadway stage. From Bullets Over Broadway to Cinderella, this Broadway veteran’s latest venture is the multi layered Elder McKinley in the national tour of The Book of Mormon (through June 9th at The Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA). While the Trey Parker & Matt Stone created, Tony Winning smash hit has always had it’s share of attention, but in today’s particularly polarizing political and social climate, it’s a much needed...
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The Philadelphia LGBTQ community is shook after another violent attack took place on Sunday night outside a popular gay bar. The victim, a 50-year-old patron of The Toasted Walnut, was standing right outside the bar around 11PM on Sunday night when the assault took place. According to police reports, four men and a woman took part in the assault. Josh Schonewolf, the bartender who was working that night, saw the attack as it happened. “All of a sudden a car full of guys...
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Neal Baer is a board member at the ONE Archives Foundation in Los Angeles, a non-profit dedicated to preserving LGBTQ history. He and fellow researcher Michael Wolfe recently stumbled across a series of photos taken at what appears to be a gay wedding in the 1950s. Here’s what they know about the pictures: They were printed in 1957 at a neighborhood drugstore in Philadelphia. They capture a ceremony featuring two grooms. The photos also depict the exchange of rings before...
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A man who killed gay men in Philadelphia during the 1980s has been found dead in prison. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, 50-year-old Arnold Mulholland’s unresponsive body was found in his cell at the State Correctional Institution-Mahanoy in Frackville, Pennsylvania around 6:17 Friday morning. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections later announced that Mulholland was pronounced dead around 7am, but they would not disclose the cause of death. In 1990, Mulholland pleaded guilty to killing three gay men, Alexander Munchweiler, Tracy Griffin, and...
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The American Civil Liberties Union is trying to get an undocumented gay man from Pennsylvania freed from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s clutches. Back in January, Jose “Ivan” Nuñez was captured by ICE officials while he was in a meeting with his husband, who’s a U.S. citizen, to talk to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) about obtaining a visa. Ice officials apparently, “stormed into the room” and detained Nuñez. He’s been in their custody ever since. Last Week, the ACLU of...

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Let us introduce you to ChuanDo Tan. The 50-year-old photographer is currently living in Singapore and one half of renowned duo ChuanDo & Frey. As well...

Today this video blog became viral. John Barrowman, a star of “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and  TV’s Arrow, shot his daily video blog near the swimming pool. His...