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Archive for “Gayborhood” news
The powers of crowd-sourced journalism struck again last night when passersby on 13th Street peered into Green Eggs Cafe Midtown and witnessed a group of rats eating dinner.I don't know about you, but that's all I needed to see. Never again, @greeneggscafe. twitter.com/ericanardello/…— Erica Nardello (@ericanardello) May 6, 2013@greeneggscafe Saw a bunch of rats in your front window. So disappointed. It was my fav place in the neighborhood. twitter.com/jennab22/statu… — jenna bachen (@jennab22) May 6, 2013Green Eggs, Eater Philly reports, has blamed the problem on a broken sewage pipe and is closing indefinitely to fix the problem. Looks like Rittenhouse's
Linda, who was born neither “Linda” nor a woman, doesn’t bother playing it cool. A little after 2:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday night, she’s posted up at the corner of 12th and Spruce, dancing for cars and calling pedestrians "honey." She's wearing heels, a shiny brown wig, and can’t weigh less than 200 pounds.
Haddonfield Child Care, a New Jersey after-school program for elementary school kids, booked local drag outfit Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, to add a "little variety" to an upcoming Dr. Seuss Tribute. Then, mysteriously, a few "powers-that-be" types put the kibosh on the whole thing. Because they're a drag band? Because Martha is gay? Because...why? Head on over to G Philly to read m ore about the strange reversal. (And brewing blogo-twitter-war?) [Disclosure: Martha Graham Cracker's Cabaret's band leader, who features prominently in the hubbub, is a reporter for the Philly Post.] [G Philly]
The Human Rights Campaign's recently released Municipal Equality Index ranked Philly as the number two overall city for LGBT equality. Despite that number two finish, we did rank first in LGBT equality among the ten largest cities (in your face, New York! ... wait) and first among cities without state protection for LGBT people. And we thought the Gayborhood was confined only to Washington Square West. [HRC]
If you pay attention to real estate news in Philadelphia, you’ll notice a few key narratives that play themselves out repeatedly. One enduring trope is the authentic vs. the superficial: Who’s a real South Philly person? What’s a real West Philly business? Which is the real neighborhood name?