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On the Gaydar: October LGBT Events

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or (insert gasp) you aren’t on Facebook, you know that Sunday is Philadelphia’s Outfest.

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Two Local Activists Organize Philly’s First Trans March

Just being out in public, openly and unashamedly, takes guts when you belong to a community that is misunderstood, overlooked or met with outright prejudice. But on Oct. 8, the day before Outfest, two local activists are putting together an event that will bring together transgender people and gender nonconformists of all stripes to create visibility and awareness for social equality.

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LGBT Community Jumps Into Growing Comedy Scene

If you’ve been to any of the weekly open mic nights in the city, you know that sexist, racist and homophobic jokes are inevitable. There’s always going to be that one alpha male who mistakes narrow-mindedness for humor. Or, as local stand-up comic Alejandro Morales puts it, “There’s a lot of douchebag comedy out there.”

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Q&A With Joe Ippolito, Creator of Gender Reel Festival

This weekend marks the beginning of Philly’s first Gender Reel Festival, the only multimedia arts festival in the city devoted entirely to the experiences of gender-variant, gender nonconforming, and transidentified artists from across the world.

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On the Gaydar: September LGBT Events

Welcome back! From Rehoboth Beach, Del., to Provincetown, Mass., and Fire Island, N.Y., to Asbury Park, N.J., Northeast gays are trading in sandals for sneakers as they return to city life. But fret not—I’ve got some ideas to help break (up) your “fall.” Philly’s first big event is the 3rd annual Gayborhood Games.

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New Festival Brings Together Best of Queer Art & Music

The Phreak N’ Queer Music & Arts Festival—which runs Aug. 4-7—is a four-day smorgasbord of queer culture, offering cabaret, country, performance art and punk rock. A loosely knit collective of 12 local artists and organizers divided the festival into six different shows taking place at venues like Connie’s Ric Rac and the Tritone. Best of all, no ticket costs more than $10.


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On the Gaydar: August LGBT Events

Step aside, men—the ladies are on deck and ready to break out some serious wood! The City of Brotherly Love Softball League hosts the 2011 Amateur Sports Alliance of North America’s Softball World Series—basically the World Series for North American amateur lesbian softball teams.

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PA at Embarrassing Standstill on Gay Marriage

As the list of states legalizing gay marriage continues to grow—it’s currently legal for same-sex couples to marry in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (which passed its legislation on June 24), D.C. and Vermont—Pennsylvania is stuck in a gay-rights legislative battle.

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On the Gaydar: July LGBT Events

Humor has gotten many gay people through difficult or even threatening situations—what are the consequences if we take ourselves too seriously? There’s no better place to activate your funny bone than Camp Tabu: Potion #9.

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On the Gaydar: June LGBT Events

The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus are taking the guilty pleasure of boy band music and bringing it to Philly this month. In celebration of pop music’s most popular male bands, the men will perform individual songs and medleys from more than 60 groups.

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