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”

‘Really Disrespectful’: Philadelphia LGBTQ Community Saddened After Mural Of Iconic Activist Painted Over … story by Greg Argos, Channel 3 CBS News Philly

‘Really Disrespectful’: Philadelphia LGBTQ Community Saddened After Mural Of Iconic Activist Painted Over … story by Greg Argos, Channel 3 CBS News Philly PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The mural of LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez was a fixture in Philadelphia’s famous Gayborhood. Tonight, the community is saddened after it was painted over Wednesday without a warning. ForContinue reading “‘Really Disrespectful’: Philadelphia LGBTQ Community Saddened After Mural Of Iconic Activist Painted Over … story by Greg Argos, Channel 3 CBS News Philly”

Philadelphia community outraged after mural of beloved LGBTQ activist painted over … story by George Solis, 6ABC News

Philadelphia community outraged after mural of beloved LGBTQ activist painted over , story by George Solis, 6ABC News Click here for video: https://6abc.com/video/embed/?pid=9018745 PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A mostly barren freshly painted white wall has many feeling angered near 12th Street in Center City. The wall was once home to a mural of LGBTQ activist andContinue reading “Philadelphia community outraged after mural of beloved LGBTQ activist painted over … story by George Solis, 6ABC News”

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”

Should a former Philly bathhouse gain landmark status because of its place in LGBTQ history? by WHYY & NPR’s by Starr Herr-Cardillo

Link to original article Back when homosexuality was illegal in Philadelphia, the Camac Baths offered a safe place for queer subculture to exist. On April 12th, the Philadelphia Historical Commission will vote on whether or not to award landmark status to the Baths, a former Jewish schvitz that turned a blind eye towards gay patronsContinue reading “Should a former Philly bathhouse gain landmark status because of its place in LGBTQ history? by WHYY & NPR’s by Starr Herr-Cardillo”

Hey, Mayor Kenney: Here are the buildings that Philadelphians want historically preserved by Caitlin McCabe, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Few places in the nation are as old or historically significant as Philadelphia, the touted birthplace of America. Yet only 2.2 percent of the city’s buildings are historically designated. So Philly Mayor Kenney, here are some suggestions to get you started: SAVE MINTON HOUSE!

“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.

12th Street Gym Is Great, But It Used To Be The Shvitz by Ron Avery, Hidden City

Link here: 12th Street Gym Is Great, But It Used To Be The Shvitz NOVEMBER 19, 2014 | Ron Avery Those svelte leotard-clad young women and muscle-building males at the 12th Street Gym are probably unaware that Center City’s most active workout venue was once filled with bald, paunchy, old guys who rarely touched aContinue reading “12th Street Gym Is Great, But It Used To Be The Shvitz by Ron Avery, Hidden City”

Systemic Racism and Historic Preservation by Faye Anderson, PhillyJazz.us

Systemic Racism and Historic Preservation by Faye Anderson, PhillyJazz.us From the colonial era to the Civil War, Philadelphia was a center of organized resistance to slavery. The city was also home to the largest and wealthiest African American population in the country. Philadelphia’s Black elite included Henry Minton (1811-1883), a caterer and abolitionist whose guestsContinue reading “Systemic Racism and Historic Preservation by Faye Anderson, PhillyJazz.us”

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”