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Youth celebrate the art of drag at William Way

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Two hours before the show, the room inside the William Way LGBT Center looks like any other town hall — one can imagine it...

Punk cabaret band takes over Brooklyn

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A crowd of 5,000 gathered outside the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y., last month. Everyone was there to witness the reunion...

Youth Pride evolves in Mazzoni Center’s second-annual event

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Sean Morris, an 18-year-old freshman at Temple University, did not have a Youth Pride celebration to attend when he was younger. ...

A worldwide support system

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It is no secret that the Internet has captured the minds and souls of millennials. Social media has progressed rapidly, and we struggle to...

Trans teen recounts conversion camp

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Danielle Shade, 19, endured a full year of conversion therapy before even graduating high school. Shade was adopted from Yekaterinburg, Russia,...

‘For Sizakele’ shines a light on LGBT, African identities

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Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene had a specific goal in mind when writing “For Sizakele.” “I started writing this story because I...

Poetry Corner

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Caterpillar into a Butterfly The process of growth feels more like The turning of a caterpillar into a butterfly, A complete...

Fall Out & About

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Back-to-School Mini Ball 6-8 p.m. Sept. 30 The Attic Youth Center, 255 S. 16th St. Strut the runway at this mini ball to mark...

Lessons in diversity at Friends’ Central School

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Being out as an LGBT person is not always a luxury afforded to teachers. Just last spring, a teacher at Waldron Mercy Academy in...

PA celebrates first Teen Health Week

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In January, Philadelphia celebrated the first annual Pennsylvania Teen Health Week. Spearheaded by Dr. Laura Offutt, this initiative began with the...

The Fear

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My smile and excitement turned to disgust and horror when I saw his face. He reached out to hug me but I smacked the...

Out & About: Youth Edition

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Spring Fling Swing Dance 3-6 p.m. April 3 Alma Mater Restaurant, 7165 Germantown Ave. Musical artist Aaron Paul performs at this swing-dance-themed fundraising event...

Out of the closet and off to college: A reflection of...

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If you had told me at the end of middle school the person I would become now, a mere four years later, I wouldn’t...

Obsession is mobility

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 Obsession is as mysterious as a game of double-dutch to a kid who has never succeeded in playing before. It appears enticing, like some...

Poetry Corner: My voice

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My voice Coming face to face with expectation Others wanting my life to go in a certain direction Without helping or...

Poetry Corner: GAY BOY FAITH

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GAY BOY FAITH God, grant me one more fourteen-year-old sleepover in which Ben and I share a bed and sleep with...

Looking forward to Philly Youth Pride

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Last summer, Mazzoni Center organized the first-annual Philly Youth Pride event, which consisted of live performances, workshops and a fun, inclusive atmosphere. The planning...

Best of Both Worlds

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Let’s go back about three decades or so — there’s proof that one’s assigned sex in no way determines one’s capabilities or how he...

Cameron Esposito brings her brutally honest humor to the Trocadero Theatre

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During a time when politicians and news junkies discuss hot-button topics with anger and disgust, it’s refreshing to sit back and find the humor...

Braeden Lange inspires others to live their truth with pride

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At International House Philadelphia’s LGBT Pride Day, Braeden Lange spoke about his experiences as a gay lacrosse player. He discussed moments such as coming...

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