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Man accused of killing gay Philadelphia journalist pleads guilty to murder

Josh Kruger, 39, was shot and killed in his home in the South Philadelphia neighborhood of Point Breeze in the early morning hours of October 2, 2023.

Philadelphia sets world record for drag queen story hour attendance

Hundreds of people listened to five drag queens read childrens’ books to establish a new Guinness World Record.

The iconic Little Gay Pub in D.C. expands to Philadelphia

The owners of the popular celebrity hotspot tell The Advocate that they’re excited to bring their business to the Philly LGBTQ+ community.

Pennsylvania state trooper who violently arrested Black transgender official on video is fired

The unnamed trooper was fired after the arrests of Celena Morrison-McLean and her husband on March 2.

Conjoined twins Lori Schappell and trans man George Schappell dead at 62

They were initially expected to survive only a year but had long and full lives.

Gay Pennsylvania Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta wins Democratic primary for auditor general

He will now take on a Republican 2020 election denier in the November election. If he wins, he'll become Pennsylvania's first out statewide elected official.

Philadelphia cancels Trans Day of Visibility ceremony in 'challenging times'

The trans flag will still fly at City Hall, but there will be no festivities. The city's head of LGBTQ+ affairs was recently involved in a traffic stop she deems unjustified and that may have been a case of racial profiling.

Philadelphia Democrat under fire for anti-LGBTQ+ comments in race against gay incumbent

Democrat Lewis Nash Sr. faces backlash for controversial comments on LGBTQ+ issues in the election against out state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta.

Moriarty’s bar in Philadelphia criticized for transphobic job ad seeking ‘biologically male’ bartender

A Craigslist listing for a “biologically male”’ bartender at a historic Philadelphia bar draws national attention and condemnation from city officials and LGBTQ+ advocates.

Philadelphia LGBTQ+ Activist Kendall Stephens Charged with Rape of Two Boys

The activist became an advocate for trans hate crime protections after a violent transphobic home invasion attack.

Moms for Liberty Official Is Registered Sex Offender

Phillip Fisher Jr., who works with the Philadelphia chapter, once pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse of a minor boy, but he still claims he's innocent.

Philadelphia's Transgiving Offers an Inclusive Celebration to Let People Be Their Authentic Selves

Local LGBTQ+ group GALAEI served ziti and hospitality to guests the week before Thanksgiving.

Rue Landau Is First Out LGBTQ+ Person Elected to Philadelphia City Council

But Landau says she will definitely not be the last.

2023 Sees Record for LGBTQ+ Political Candidates in Odd-Numbered Year

At least 514 out candidates ran or are running in 2023 elections, up 19.5 percent from in 2021, when 430 out candidates ran.

Here Are the LGBTQ+ Races to Watch on Election Day 2023

The election could mean LGBTQ+ firsts in Virginia, New Jersey, and Mississippi, along with important progress elsewhere.

Suspect in Murder of Gay Journalist Josh Kruger Arrested

The award-winning journalist and LGBTQ+ activist was shot dead in his home, but disturbing allegations have emerged about his relationship with his accused killer.

Philadelphia Becomes Sanctuary City for Gender-Affirming Care

Mayor Jim Kenney’s recent directive safeguards individuals involved in gender-affirming care, setting a progressive precedent amid restrictive state legislation nationwide.

Moms for Liberty’s Extreme Agenda Gets Pushback From Pennsylvania Community

Local groups are rallying against the far-right Moms for Liberty group with the aim of protecting inclusive education and LGBTQ+ students.

Murdered Gay Philly Journalist and Suspect Had Relationship, Shared Drugs, Family Says

Suspect Robert Davis's relatives also say he told them journalist Josh Kruger had threatened blackmail.

Police ID 19-Year-Old Suspect in Murder of Gay Philadelphia Journalist Josh Kruger

They have issued an arrest warrant for Robert Davis, 19, who remains at large.