Iconic mural of Latina LGBTQ activist painted over… story by Peter Crimmins, WHYY

Iconic mural of Latina LGBTQ activist painted over… story by Peter Crimmins, WHYY An iconic LGBTQ mural on Philadelphia’s 12th Street, in the so-called Gayborhood, was painted over on Wednesday morning. The face of the Latina activist Gloria Casarez has been painted over with white. The building, formerly the 12th Street Gym, was recently acquiredContinue reading “Iconic mural of Latina LGBTQ activist painted over… story by Peter Crimmins, WHYY”

After months of negotiations, advocates ‘shocked’ to see mural of LGBTQ activist suddenly covered up … story by John McDevitt, KYW News Radio

After months of negotiations, advocates ‘shocked’ to see mural of LGBTQ activist suddenly covered up … story by John McDevitt, KYW News Radio PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After a months-long effort to salvage the 2015 mural of the late Philadelphia Latinx LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez, community advocates say they were surprised to learn it hadContinue reading “After months of negotiations, advocates ‘shocked’ to see mural of LGBTQ activist suddenly covered up … story by John McDevitt, KYW News Radio”

Mural dedicated to beloved LGBTQ activist in Philadelphia painted over without warning: ‘Really disrespectful’ by Muri Assunção, New York Daily News

Mural dedicated to beloved LGBTQ activist in Philadelphia painted over without warning: ‘Really disrespectful’ by Muri Assunção, New York Daily News Members of the LGBTQ community in Philadelphia are outraged after a mural painted as a tribute to a beloved activist was painted over on Wednesday — without any warnings. Gloria Casarez, Philadelphia’s first directorContinue reading “Mural dedicated to beloved LGBTQ activist in Philadelphia painted over without warning: ‘Really disrespectful’ by Muri Assunção, New York Daily News”

“New City Council bill pushes for preservation of Philadelphia’s murals” by Hannah Kanik of PhillyVoice

A new bill aims to preserve murals in Philadelphia through creating a mural database and tracking system. The proposed ordinance would create a database of public artworks and establish protocols for those potentially impacted by construction.

Community fights to save Casarez mural by Jason Villemez, Philadelphia Gay News

Community fights to save Casarez mural by Jason Villemez, Philadelphia Gay News, October 21, 2020 LGBTQ community members and allies held a vigil at the 12th St. mural of the late Gloria Casarez Monday night. The building and mural, which was put up in 2015 to honor Casarez, are set to be demolished to makeContinue reading “Community fights to save Casarez mural by Jason Villemez, Philadelphia Gay News”