Someone tore down the new tribute to LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez within 48 hours by Michaela Winberg, Billy Penn

Someone tore down the new tribute to LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez within 48 hours by Michaela Winberg, Billy Penn The building owner said they expected the artwork to remain up until at least the end of the month. Less than 48 hours after an artist put up a new tribute to Gloria Casarez, the lateContinue reading “Someone tore down the new tribute to LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez within 48 hours by Michaela Winberg, Billy Penn”

Down the block from the whitewashed mural, a colorful new Gloria Casarez tribute by Michaela Winberg, Billy Penn

Down the block from the whitewashed mural, a colorful new Gloria Casarez tribute by Michaela Winberg, Billy Penn Queer artist Tiff Urquhart eased her pain by installing a wheatpaste of the LGBTQ icon. Last month a developer painted over a mural honoring Philly LGBTQ icon Gloria Casarez. This week, a queer street artist put upContinue reading “Down the block from the whitewashed mural, a colorful new Gloria Casarez tribute by Michaela Winberg, Billy Penn”

Philadelphia mural of beloved LGBTQ+ activist is abruptly taken down, By Jordan Robledo, Gay Times UK

Philadelphia mural of beloved LGBTQ+ activist is abruptly taken down, By Jordan Robledo, Gay Times UK “A lot of us gathered (by the mural) to be close to Gloria after she left.” In a report from TODAY, a mural for LGBTQ+ activist Gloria Casarez has been erased after instilling hope in Philadelphia’s 12th street LGBTQ+Continue reading “Philadelphia mural of beloved LGBTQ+ activist is abruptly taken down, By Jordan Robledo, Gay Times UK”

It’s time for Philadelphia to reckon with historical racism as an obstacle to preservation | Editorial, Philadelphia Inquirer

It’s time for Philadelphia to reckon with historical racism as an obstacle to preservation | Editorial, Philadelphia Inquirer Who gets to decide which Philadelphia buildings, neighborhoods, and narratives should be preserved? That’s not a new question but is being raised again, prompted by an endangered set of Christian Street rowhouses. And it’s taking on newContinue reading “It’s time for Philadelphia to reckon with historical racism as an obstacle to preservation | Editorial, Philadelphia Inquirer”

Midwood Investment and Development vs. the LGBTQ community By Jason Villemez, Philly Gay News

Midwood Investment & Development vs. the LGBTQ community By Jason Villemez, Philly Gay News You’re going to see the words Midwood Investment & Development a lot in this column. You’re also going to see Gloria Casarez a lot in this column. That’s because people need to know and remember the homophobic act that Midwood InvestmentContinue reading “Midwood Investment and Development vs. the LGBTQ community By Jason Villemez, Philly Gay News”

Midwood Investment & Development: homophobic, racist? by Mark Segal, Philly Gay News

Midwood Investment & Development: homophobic, racist? by Mark Segal, Philly Gay News Is Midwood Investment & Development homophobic and racist? If you feel that those words are too strong, read on.  Here’s the short history of what has occurred. They buy the property of the former 12th Street gym, which has the mural of theContinue reading “Midwood Investment & Development: homophobic, racist? by Mark Segal, Philly Gay News”

Community mourns after developer abruptly paints over mural of late activist by Alyssa Newcomb on Today.com

Community mourns after developer abruptly paints over mural of late activist by Alyssa Newcomb on Today.com Gloria Casarez, who was Philadelphia’s first director of LGBTQ affairs, died of cancer in 2014. She was 42 years old. Dec. 27, 2020, 8:01 PM EST / Source: TODAY By Alyssa Newcomb For the last five years, a muralContinue reading “Community mourns after developer abruptly paints over mural of late activist by Alyssa Newcomb on Today.com”

Whitewashing Gloria Casarez mural is a violent act against Philly’s LGBTQ community | Opinion by David Acosta for the Philadelphia Inquirer

Whitewashing Gloria Casarez mural is a violent act against Philly’s LGBTQ community | Opinion by David Acosta for the Philadelphia Inquirer On Wednesday, Midwood Properties, a New York-based real estate developer who bought the property which used to house the 12th Street Gym, whitewashed the Gloria Cazares mural before demolition was set to start to make wayContinue reading “Whitewashing Gloria Casarez mural is a violent act against Philly’s LGBTQ community | Opinion by David Acosta for the Philadelphia Inquirer”

New art installation in jeopardy after mural of queer activist Gloria Casarez in Philly’s Gayborhood whitewashed without warning, story by Wendy Ruderman and Amy S. Rosenberg for the Philadelphia Inquirer

New art installation in jeopardy after mural of queer activist Gloria Casarez in Philly’s Gayborhood whitewashed without warning, story by Wendy Ruderman and Amy S. Rosenberg for the Philadelphia Inquirer The mural of queer activist Gloria Casarez on the old 12th Street Gym was already scheduled to be torn down, but a sudden whitewashing ofContinue reading “New art installation in jeopardy after mural of queer activist Gloria Casarez in Philly’s Gayborhood whitewashed without warning, story by Wendy Ruderman and Amy S. Rosenberg for the Philadelphia Inquirer”