A few months ago, after years of controversy over his appointment as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church, Eugene Robinson gave the opening invocation at an inaugural concert honoring Barack Obama. As he sat 20 feet away from the soon-to-be president, Robinson said Tuesday night, one thought came to mind: "You've come a long way baby."
Jacob Kaskey, policy and outreach coordinator for Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, says that the movement for LGBT rights is gaining momentum. “It’s an exciting time for the LGBT movement because you have a lot of states taking really positive steps toward providing equality for all of their citizens, whether passing protection against discrimination or providing marriage equality.”
Richard Amsel’s original drawings for movie posters are featured in a retrospective exhibition at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. The multimedia exhibit is a celebration of the artist, who died of AIDS in 1985, and an introduction to the Richard Amsel Illustration Collection, recently donated to UArts by longtime Amsel friend Dorian Hannaway.
Dan Contrarino, former promoter of the popular “Shaft” party at Shampoo nightclub, was assaulted in New York City last night, marking the sixth reported incident of apparently anti-gay violence in Manhattan this month. Contrarino posted a public update on Facebook this morning, including a photo of his brutally godawful black eye and swollen face: “THANKS FOR [...]
If you’re reading this the same day it’s published (Tuesday, May 21, 2013), then you’re in luck. Because today is Election Day in Philadelphia and you get a chance to vote for the future of your city—in an off off-year no less! It’s May and that means primaries for the prominent offices — Republican and [...]