Everything that needs to be said about Fred Phelps’ passing

Everything that needs to be said about Fred Phelps’ passing

More interesting reading: The Trevor Project: crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ Youth The American Civil Liberties Union

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Sen. Toomey creates Buzzfeed listicles

Sen. Toomey creates Buzzfeed listicles

Having hung civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile’s scalp on his mantle after leading the charge against the lawyer’s nomination to the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) has an apparent new career focus: Make lists on Buzzfeed. A community member with just one “cat power,” the Club for Growth’s 8th-most conservative...

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Rosa’s buck-a-slice pizza in Center City is actually good now

Rosa’s buck-a-slice pizza in Center City is actually good now

Walking up 11th Street a few months back, I saw a sandwich board for a new pizza joint. Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, at 25 S. 11th between Chestnut and Market streets, had just opened and was touting its simple business model:  fresh slices of pizza for $1 a piece. Considering median wages in the U.S. are at their lowest level in over a decade, it seemed like a good...

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Philly GOP goes nuclear on social media after Inquirer ‘sting’ piece

Philly GOP goes nuclear on social media after Inquirer ‘sting’ piece

Online, trolls go where they’re needed sometimes, but where they’re annoying all the time. And after recent allegations were brought to light by the Inquirer on Sunday, it was the local GOP’s turn to send in what trolls they had. Said Inquirer piece, written by Angela Columbus and Craig R. McCoy, detailed a multiyear sting operation targeting...

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Guerrilla Queer Bar takes over [REDACTED] — for a cause

Guerrilla Queer Bar takes over [REDACTED] — for a cause

From left to right: Haines, Pitek, Heller The mission is simple: Take over the spot where they’re least likely to see you coming. Or so declares The Welcoming Committee, a movement of LGBTQ folks playing out a national mission that’s fun as all hell. A hybrid of volunteer community activists and slick professional marketing mavens, The Welcoming Committee...

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Temple prof explores pop culture, ‘It’s Always Sunny,’ in new media book

Temple prof explores pop culture, ‘It’s Always Sunny,’ in new media book

“Philly makes you get used to being in lots of rooms with lots of different people,” says Temple University sociologist Dustin Kidd.  “When I walk into a new room, whether it’s a classroom [on campus], a hall in a museum, a weight room at the gym…I always ask myself, ‘Where are the women?’  Are they in the room? ...

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City crazies may warrant new @phillypolice Twitter hashtag

City crazies may warrant new @phillypolice Twitter hashtag

As the weather continues to improve, the Philadelphia Police Department’s Twitter admins can start putting away their brilliant #nosavesies hashtag, used to deter residents from the unfortunately illegal practice of saving their parking space in the snow with lawnchairs or other household items. It looks like they might need a new hashtag for spring fever,...

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What Pornhub teaches us about Pennsylvanians and LGBT equality

What Pornhub teaches us about Pennsylvanians and LGBT equality

Last week, PW’s Randy LoBasso reported that 4.2 percent of Pennsylvania males who log onto Pornhub.com use it to watch gay (male) porn. I wondered: How many people does this actually represent? And how is the state responding to the increasingly obvious fact that a rising number of state residents identify as LGBT? According to the U.S. Census Bureau,...

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Thank John Hanger for campaigning on the issues you care about

Thank John Hanger for campaigning on the issues you care about

Former PA Gubernatorial candidate John Hanger speaks to a pro-marijuana rally Over the last 24 hours, John Hanger’s Facebook page has gone from a relative campaign site for his 2014 run for governor, to an outpouring of ‘thank yous’ from several of the nearly 2,000 users on his “Friends” list. Hanger dropped out of the governor’s race yesterday—just...

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4.2% of Pennsylvania Pornhub users watch gay porn

4.2% of Pennsylvania Pornhub users watch gay porn

4.2 percent of Pennsylvanians who log onto Pornhub.com use it to watch gay porn, according to the hardcore pornography web portal’s “Insights” blog. Pornhub compiled those stats in collaboration with Buzzfeed, seeking to figure out whether states with legalized gay marriage watch more gay porn than states without it. “The quick answer: yes,” Pornhub’s...

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