Your Guide to Philadelphia Pride 2024

Philly celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride this year with events for families, partiers, sports fans, arts aficionados — all June long.

By Lauren McCutcheon

Art for Change: Visual Art as a Bullhorn

Chela Ixcopal became an artist by following his heart. That’s how he came to represent immigrants’ rights groups and kids pursuing art for the first time

By Logan Cryer

Gaming for Good

Philly is at the forefront of a rapidly growing, remarkably diverse community of gaming enthusiasts. It’s welcoming to all — and deeply, wonderfully weird.

By Christina Griffith

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on how LGBTQ+ Books Literally Save Lives

The MSNBC host talks with PFLAG CEO Brian Bond on the role LGBTQ+ books play in the community and the harm book bans are doing

By Ali Velshi

Art for Change: The Composer’s Composer

Composer Bree Lowdermilk is bucking the norms of musical theater by writing shows with gender-expansive casts, taking feedback from 4-year-olds, and maybe even mounting a children’s musical on an abandoned pier.

By RJ Rushmore

Josh Kruger, Big-Hearted Philadelphian

The Citizen journalist who was tragically killed Monday morning was a passionate advocate for those who most needed it

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Art for Change: The Reluctant Queer Futurist

Kah Yangni, muralist and illustrator, imagines a world where queer people are free to thrive

By RJ Rushmore

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with Maulik Pancholy

The MSNBC host speaks with the actor and author of The Best At It, a middle-grades coming-of-age novel

By Ali Velshi