LGBT

Four years before Stonewall, the gay rights struggle started at Independence Hall

Fifty years ago this summer, gay citizens in Philadelphia first stood up to declare they deserved to be treated like everyone else.

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Later, Sean Buffington: The outgoing UArt’s leader on what’s next

One of the youngest college presidents offers a final word on being out in academia, what’s next for him and why Philly’s such an awesome city for artists.

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Curio’s Theatre’s “Frank Schaefer” a matter of intolerance

The church’s anti-gay bias goes under the scope in the West Philly mainstay’s production of “The Matter of Frank Schaefer.”

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Terry Mutchler brings her love out from the shadows

After hiding her relationship with a state senator, she details their ill-fated union—and its politics—in her new book, “Under This Beautiful Dome.”

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Mauckingbird Theatre’s “Mix” not to be missed

The imaginative troupe that presents classic narratives through a queer lens is offering two important plays and a saucy cabaret in its late-summer stagings.

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Quince’s GayFest! has a full slate of fabulous

This year’s 19-day run of queer-flavored plays, one-acts, events and one night stands is as robust as ever.

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Catch Butch Cordora’s “Straight and Butch” at midnight Friday

His 2010 documentary captures the process of recreating photos for an oftentimes suggestive calendar—and the agony of getting straight men to do anything remotely gay.

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“Runway of Love” exhibit: Style never dies

Designs by the late, great Patrick Kelly take on a new life in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s latest vibrant show.

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Laverne Cox at QPenn: Ain’t I a woman?

The “Orange is the New Black” favorite Laverne Cox engaged with—and challenged—the university’s queer community.

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“Sorry I’m Just Human” wildly weaves our common threads together

Queer artist Sebastian Cummings describes his production as a multi-media dance show fueled by projections and commercials that’ll make it seem like you’re changing channels.

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