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Oct 30 2017

An Essential Guide To Philadelphia For LGBT Visitors

Must-Dos Include Historic Sites, Popular Neighborhoods, Top Restaurants & Buzzed-About Bars

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 has more nationally significant historic markers than any other city in the nation, with two recent additions: the AIDS Library, formed as a resource during the peak period of the U.S. HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s, and a marker just outside the Pennsylvania Historical Society, home of the collection of John Fryer, a Temple University psychology professor who submitted testimony that aided in declassifying homosexuality as


Archived Releases

Jan 23 2008

Philadelphia's Top News And Events For 2008

History, Museums, Sports, Music And More In 2008


  • Please Touch Museum and Centennial District – When it opens on October 18, 2008, the children’s museum’s new location in Fairmount Park’s Memorial Hall—a National Historic Landmark built in 1876 for the Centennial Exhibition—will boast three times more space for exhibitions and programs. Just outside the museum, kids and adults will also delight in riding the meticulously restored 1908 Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. (215) 963-0667,
  • President’s House – Within close view of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center, the President’s House Commemorative Site, to be erected in 2009, will mark the location of the nation’s
Jun 13 2007

Historic Philadelphia: GLBT Experience

It’s Liberty And Equality For All In Philadelphia

It’s only fitting that the city that created the American principles of liberty and equality for all would be the place where the rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals are sought. Long known as one of the most tolerant cities in the country, Philadelphia has made history again and again at Independence National Historical Park, the site where the Founding Fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Here’s a look at the achievements that have been made in Philadelphia in the name of gay rights:



Annual Reminder:
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