Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: South Dakota bill restricts transgender students’ bathroom use – and freedom

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: South Dakota bill restricts transgender students’ bathroom use – and freedom

I’ve heard it said that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance – and so it would seem as the transgender community deals with the fallout of the recent news out of South Dakota. Despite the fact that the population of South Dakota is roughly less than half the size of the entirety of the […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Parents’ acceptance of transgender daughter sets example for Pennsylvania

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Parents’ acceptance of transgender daughter sets example for Pennsylvania

Sometimes, I feel a tinge of regret that I will never be able to have my own children. I mean, it’s not impossible, but as time goes on, it becomes very improbable due to hormone therapy and any surgeries I may choose to undergo in my transition. And I’m OK with that. I can always […]

 Rich Howells

After backlash, Philly music registration bill withdrawn; protest becomes victory march

After backlash, Philly music registration bill withdrawn; protest becomes victory march

A controversial bill by Philadelphia City Council was withdrawn almost as quickly as it was introduced after receiving heavy criticism from the city’s music scene. Introduced by Councilman Mark Squilla on Jan. 21, the amendment to the current licensing laws would have forced Philadelphia bars, clubs, restaurants, and other venues that can hold 50 or […]

 Rich Howells

New Philly law would require artists to register with city and police; music scene fighting back

New Philly law would require artists to register with city and police; music scene fighting back

A controversial new bill introduced by Philadelphia City Council last week that would require venues hosting live music or DJs to submit the personal information of performers to the police department has caused major backlash from the city’s music scene. Introduced by Councilman Mark Squilla on Thursday, Jan. 21, the amendment to the current licensing […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Make yourself heard, and not just on election day – the 2015 Philly Trans* March

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Make yourself heard, and not just on election day – the 2015 Philly Trans* March

“Did you watch the debates?” was a popular refrain among many of my friends this week, which may or may not show you the caliber of people I associate with on a regular basis. I’m not bragging, honestly, but I realize that I tend to keep myself living in a bubble – a very queer […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: What we can do to strengthen Scranton’s unenforced LGBT anti-discrimination law

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: What we can do to strengthen Scranton’s unenforced LGBT anti-discrimination law

I’ve always had a high opinion of Scranton, and these days, I’ve been falling in love with it even more. Northern Light is my idea of the perfect coffee shop. Eden is the place to go for vegan delights. I visited Adezzo for the first time last week for a volunteer meetup of the Scranton […]

 Ken Jones

PHOTOS: NEPA Cannabis Rally at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, 04/19/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Cannabis Rally at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, 04/19/15

The NEPA Cannabis Rally, held just before 4/20 on April 19, gathered speakers, activists, musicians, artists, and supporters together at Nay Aug Park in Scranton to discuss cannabis legalization and decriminalization across the United States, but particularly in Pennsylvania, where medical marijuana legislation is currently being debated. Learn more about the rally in Episode 22 […]