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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“Cambodian Son” tells of imprisoned, exiled immigrant
By Bill Chenevert

Kosal Khiev’s story is both devastatingly sad and a triumph of the spoken word. Director Masahiro Sugano met him in Cambodia and the story he tells with his stark documentary, “Cambodian Son,” is almost too bizarre to believe. Honestly, the best way to clearly communicate the heft of Khiev’s first 30 years is to show [...]

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Tonight’s Franklin Institute Awards continue a legacy of science, innovation
By Kennedy Allen

It’s safe to say that Benjamin Franklin is Philadelphia’s most renowned adopted son. While born in Boston, good ol’ BF has done more for this city than he’s given crdit. Sure, the discovery of electricity and the invention of bifocals were important in their own right. But it is the driving force of curiosity that [...]

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Hoots & Hellmouth moving into Boot & Saddle for May — and B&S’ menu now has a burger
By Bill Chenevert

Photo by Deneka Peniston, provided by the band. In the Great Things Happening in Philadelphia Music Department, you can watch Hoots & Hellmouth work out new material over the course of four dates on Broad Street with what they’re calling a residency. Boot & Saddle and R5 are giving the local heroes carte blanche to take [...]