LGBTQ-History

COMMENTARY

Honoring the past to find a new way forward on National Coming Out Day | Opinion

BY: - October 11, 2021

Coming out isn’t done for others. It is done for ourselves, to step into our authenticity. Because we all want to be seen. We all want to be seen for who we know ourselves to be, not for who we are expected to be.

Pgh event will celebrate a half-century of queer media in Pennsylvania

BY: - October 5, 2021

Co-creator of QBurgh, Jeff Freedman, describes the exhibit as a well-documented history for the LGBTQ community in Pennsylvania.

Meet Pauli Murray: The civil rights activist you’ve never heard of

BY: - September 14, 2021

Pauli Murray worked alongside some of the biggest names in the Civil Rights movement but many have never heard of them. A new film tells their story.

COMMENTARY

Creating change a long game for Williamsport LGBTQ activist Dan Maneval | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - August 22, 2021

After a pandemic-prompted delay, and fundraising challenges, West Branch Pride coming in September 2022.

COMMENTARY

Philly pride changes reflect the LGBTQ community’s growth | Mark Segal

BY: - August 15, 2021

Unity is stronger than victimhood. Find a way to communicate. Pride is about community.

Philly’s transgender and nonbinary icons to be honored with new murals

BY: - July 27, 2021

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA —  Two murals celebrating transgender and nonbinary Philadelphians will soon be installed in the city — one on the facade of Philly AIDS Thrift in Queen Village and the other on the side of Cake Life Bake Shop in Fishtown. The murals are the culmination of a partnership between Mural Arts’ […]

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‘I’m not one of the boys’: Inside one transgender Latina woman’s personal journey | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - June 14, 2021

“I knew at about 4 years old I was experiencing myself in ways different from how other people saw me,” Johanna Clearwater told the Capital-Star.

Queer Spaces Project aims to protect and preserve Philly’s LGBTQ+ history

BY: - April 25, 2021

The Queer Spaces Project is a new initiative recently launched to celebrate, document and and explore “the diverse histories, material culture and narratives of recreational spaces activated by Philadelphia’s queer communities.”

‘Erie County is ready’: Tyler Titus looks to become Pa’s first openly transgender county executive

BY: - April 16, 2021

Titus is running for the seat being vacated by current Democratic Erie Co. Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, who is not running for re-election.

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Trans Day of Visibility offers chance for community to stand in solidarity and support | Opinion

BY: - March 31, 2021

Trans Day of Visibility, then, is an attempt, as the trans community puts it, to “give us our roses while we’re still here.”

Philly and beyond to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31

BY: - March 28, 2021

The Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs will host a trans flag raising on March 31, including remarks by the department’s executive director Celena Morrison on the importance of the day. 

Philly announcement raises hopes for in-person Pride Festival this year

BY: - March 21, 2021

Plans are in the works for an in-person pride festival this year, though it is unlikely that the event will feature a parade. Multiple dates are also being considered, including dates in June and July.