On the Gaydar: The Phreak N' Queer Festival is a Four-Day Celebration of LGBT Culture

The four-day fest takes place in welcoming venues all across the city and features everything from burlesque and spoken word to country crooners and drag divas.

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Posted Jul. 31, 2012 | Comments: 0

On the Gaydar: May LGBT Events

While being the “City of Neighborhoods” is such a huge part of Philly’s character, far too many of our communities are plagued by bigotry, hatred and violence. So for one afternoon, the Anti-Defamation League is inviting locals of all ages and backgrounds to come together and embrace diversity while taking a scenic 5K stroll down Martin Luther King Drive.

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Posted May. 2, 2012 | Comments: 0

On the Gaydar: April LGBT Events

Articulate, handsome and well-built, Buck Angel exudes the kind of self-confidence that signals a man comfortable in his own skin. And yet he was born female. Puberty wreaked havoc on this former tomboy, who struggled with depression and drugs until his late 20s, when he met a sympathetic therapist. Today, Buck is a successful porn star who won Transsexual Performer of the Year at the Adult Video News Awards in 2007.

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Posted Apr. 3, 2012 | Comments: 2

ARTS AND CULTURE > INSIDEOUT

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Photographer's "Our Alphabet" Project Empowers the LGBT Community

Last May, when Tara Robertson began taking pictures of her friends in Philly’s LGBT community, the 24-year-old University of the Arts photography major didn’t expect that what was intended to be her senior-year fine-arts project would evolve into a potent campaign for gay equality in Pennsylvania.

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Posted Mar. 6, 2012 | Comments: 1

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Queers and football mix tonight and what about Michael Sam?
By Bill Chenevert

It’s totally possible that Michael Sam’s slowly but surely making queer people sports fans: learning rules, checking scores, researching his draft prospects, etc. But this week is his week (we’re hoping) to be the first openly gay NFL player drafted into the league. It’s pretty thrilling, actually, on par with Jason Collins’ openness and barrier [...]

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Alexander Peters steals the show at PA Ballet’s “Director’s Choice”
By Bill Chenevert

Alexander Peters, above, photographed by Alexander Iziliaev for Pennsylvania Ballet. The Pennsylvania Ballet is currently staging “Director’s Choice,” three distinct pieces: “After The Rain,” The Accidental” and “Grieg: Piano Concerto.” They’re striking and beautiful, and only the third resembles a truly grand and formal (PA) ballet. Maintaining their status as the premiere company in the [...]

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The most anticipated record releases of May and June
By Bill Chenevert

That’s the Queen Freedia herself up there, looking totally sickening and ready to tackle her largest audience yet with upcoming Just Be Free. There are more than a handful of juicy upcoming releases that we can look forward to before summer even hits, and we broke em’ down by release week for you. Our bets [...]