We Your People: Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney
Entrepreneurs Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney, owners of Lolita, Bindi, Open House, Verde, Barbuzzo and Grocery, are two Philly locals featured in the 2008 "We Your People" ads, an extension of GPTMC's Philadelphia - Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay® campaign.
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Philadelphia, the United States’ birthplace, is proud of the roles it has played—and plays still—in the founding, furtherance and celebration of the LGBT civil rights movement. The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection hosted the country’s first major demonstration for LGBT rights, the Annual Reminders, in 1965. Today, visitors...
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It’s no secret that Philadelphia is one of the LGBT-friendliest cities in the country, but Philly pride extends past the rainbow flag-adorned Gayborhood. Neighborhoods throughout the city offer endless options for queer folks looking for a gay old time. Groups QOTA (Queers on the Avenue) and OUT in Fishtown welcome...
Philly Neighborhoods Host Festivals Galore All Year Long
Seasonal Celebrations Pay Homage To Books, Beer, Arts, America, Music, Movies & More
Philadelphians love their festivals. Whether it’s local artisans and craftspeople sharing their wares on Penn’s Landing, a celebration of the fall season in Midtown Village, a traditional Yoruba-style street fair on South Street or a craft beer party on East Passyunk Avenue, there’s always a reason to celebrate in neighborhoods...
Gay-Owned Shops Bring The Fab To Philly's Gayborhood
Retailers Specialize In Everything From Art & Accessories To Books & Bling
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Spend Time Visiting Historic Sites, Strolling Charming Small Towns Or Shopping
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Backgrounder: Gay-friendly Philly
LGBT Visitors To Philadelphia Get Their History Straight, Their Nightlife Gay, Their Dining Delicious & Their Shopping Tax-Free
Philadelphia, which recently marked the 40th anniversary of its vibrant Gayborhood, continues to come out as one of the nation’s top travel destinations for gay and lesbian visitors. As reflected in its award-winning Philadelphia – Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay® campaign, the region has become the...
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Philly’s Still The Place To “Get Your History Straight And Your Nightlife Gay”
Philadelphia’s gay culture is shimmering with a vibrant day and nightlife scene thanks to new restaurants and must-see shops, boutiques and galleries throughout the city. And while visitors are encouraged to get their history straight and their nightlife gay while visiting town, they’re also free to eat, drink and shop,...
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From queer gear to trendy housewares and mid-century furniture, Philadelphia’s nine-block “Gayborhood” offers a diverse shopping experience for visitors. Located within the city’s hip Midtown Village neighborhood, the gay-owned and gay-friendly boutiques and stores share the streets with lively restaurants, bars and clubs. But, best of all, clothing shopping in...