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October 2, 1998 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
The Rev. Jimmy Creech - a flashpoint figure in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination - brings his gay-friendly message to Philadelphia tomorrow amid rumblings of discipline and schism. The United Methodist Church, with 8.5 million members, has been anything but united since Creech faced charges last year that he had violated the church's Book of Discipline by blessing the union of two lesbians in his Omaha congregation. Since then, Creech was narrowly acquitted of charges that could have cost his ministering credentials; the Nebraska bishop ousted him from his pulpit anyway, then the United Methodists' highest court ruled Aug. 11 that performing same-sex unions did indeed violate church discipline.
TRAVEL
April 4, 2016
Name: MrHudsonExplores.com What it does: Showcase beautiful hotels in major cities around the world, including Berlin, Tel Aviv, Palm Springs, Calif.; London, Madrid, and Panama City. What's hot: The website focuses on gorgeous, welcoming hotels and stunning destinations. Its inclusive attitude is represented by a greeting for travelers who just like the look of its neat, refined online presence and are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
NEWS
October 24, 2004 | By MICHAEL KLEIN Inquirer Staff Writer
On a warm night last spring, Karamo Brown, Landon Lueck and MJ Garrett, three new male roommates on The Real World Philadelphia, were relaxing on the open deck at Jon's Bar & Grille. South Street, awash in neon, gleamed behind them. Tension palpably crackled as the three young men talked about Willie Hernandez, the fourth male in the house. Willie, an enthusiastically out gay guy from New York, had gone off in search of a gay-friendly club. But for Karamo, a Texan now living in Los Angeles, that evening wasn't just about casual socializing; he had something to reveal to Landon and MJ: He is gay, too, he told them.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2011
In keeping with its gay-friendly marketing strategy, Resorts Atlantic City has scheduled a June 27 bash called Pride Party with Perez. Sponsored by and benefiting the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, and hosted by the cast of Resorts celebrity-impersonator drag show, "Believe - Divas in a Man's World," the party, which starts at 8 p.m., will also feature Internet gossiptista Perez Hilton, as well as DJ LO and TJ The DJ, a former spinner at the...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Dan," and I are in our early 30s and have been married five years. He's bright, sweet, outgoing and very good-looking. He is in excellent shape and works out at the gym daily. Dan has become friendly with a group of men at the gym. Like him, they are all good-looking and in tip-top shape. They are also gay. One guy, "Harry," has become quite close to my husband. He often jokes about "recruiting" Dan and comments on Dan's popularity with "the boys. " My work requires that I travel, and Dan has been going out with Harry to gay bars where he gets "hit on" often.
NEWS
June 29, 2005
FORGET the fact that gay tourists spend more per day when visiting Philadelphia than other visitors, or that every dollar the city spends to attract gay tourists generates $153 in direct visitor spending, $60 more than the return from general visitors. Forget the money. State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, is wrong in so many other ways in his belief that the state shouldn't fund the city's efforts to sell itself to gay tourists, because it "promotes immoral behaviors. " He's wrong about the gay-friendly marketing dollars - about $300,000 - that the Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corp.
NEWS
July 3, 1998 | John McCalla, For the Daily News
NOT ANOTHER RESTAURANT, BUT CLOSE New owners signed on last week to the old Rittenhouse Grocers location, 20th Street and Rittenhouse Square. Many looked at the location (including Xando and Rindelaub's), but the takers of the estimated $300,000-plus property are brothers-in-law Jason Nusbaum and Gary Waxman, owners of Great Scot's Rittenhouse Market at 18th and Spruce, and of the building that houses the two-year-old Audrey Claire Cafe, 20th and Spruce. Nusbaum and Waxman will operate their new building, and not depart too far from the old Rittenhouse Grocers' style of serving prepared restaurant-quality take-out food.
NEWS
July 1, 1997 | By Mubarak S. Dahir
When my mother Margie was growing up in a small town in rural Georgia, there wasn't any other church around but Central Baptist. Margie learned from an early age that the Southern Baptists ruled with the heavy hand of God. Margie was just 9 when she raised her hand in Sunday school. If God created the world and everything in it, she asked, where did God come from? It wasn't long before an incensed Sunday school teacher had Margie out in the hall and administered a spanking.
NEWS
September 9, 1997 | By Mubarak S. Dahir
When I was in high school, I always greeted the return of the new school year with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I was eager to return to school because I liked my classes, and usually performed well. And I missed friends I didn't see over the summer months. On the other hand, I dreaded returning to school in some ways. I was the school sissy, and there was no hiding it. I hated the taunts hurled at me by some of the other boys because I "walked funny" or "carried books like a girl.
REAL_ESTATE
February 3, 2002 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Kevin Pittman regularly hears what he calls "troubling" stories from gays and lesbians who seek his counsel on real estate matters. "Clients tell me about mortgage lenders, sellers, and real estate agents who refuse to complete agreements of sale after learning that two men or two women would be sharing the same one-bedroom house or apartment," said Pittman, a real estate broker based in New York City. That kind of blatant discrimination even occurs in major cities such as New York, in which sexual orientation is covered specifically by fair-housing laws, Pittman told a session on diversity in November at the annual convention of the National Association of Realtors in Chicago.
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April 4, 2016
Name: MrHudsonExplores.com What it does: Showcase beautiful hotels in major cities around the world, including Berlin, Tel Aviv, Palm Springs, Calif.; London, Madrid, and Panama City. What's hot: The website focuses on gorgeous, welcoming hotels and stunning destinations. Its inclusive attitude is represented by a greeting for travelers who just like the look of its neat, refined online presence and are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I was best friends with "Joanne" after we met in middle school. She comes from a conservative Christian family and has three successful siblings. This has made her quirky, media-driven pursuits and city life a disappointment to her family. When we were teens and she learned that I was a straight ally for gay rights, she came out to me as a lesbian, but for years only I and a few close friends knew. Once she was an adult and her family found out, they practically disowned her and made their disapproval and "shame" very clear.
NEWS
July 24, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I never used to be a supporter of same-sex marriage. During the 2008 presidential elections, I posted my opinions about it on social media. Since then, I have changed my mind. The most significant reason is that I worked closely with a gay woman for four years. After I got to know her, her wife and two children, I realized that they are the same as any other happy family. I feel I may have offended some friends when I posted those views - specifically, my best friend from childhood, who has come out as gay. I'd like to send her a message letting her know that my opinion has changed and that I support her. Do you think I should reach out to her, or leave the past in the past?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Dan," and I are in our early 30s and have been married five years. He's bright, sweet, outgoing and very good-looking. He is in excellent shape and works out at the gym daily. Dan has become friendly with a group of men at the gym. Like him, they are all good-looking and in tip-top shape. They are also gay. One guy, "Harry," has become quite close to my husband. He often jokes about "recruiting" Dan and comments on Dan's popularity with "the boys. " My work requires that I travel, and Dan has been going out with Harry to gay bars where he gets "hit on" often.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2011
In keeping with its gay-friendly marketing strategy, Resorts Atlantic City has scheduled a June 27 bash called Pride Party with Perez. Sponsored by and benefiting the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, and hosted by the cast of Resorts celebrity-impersonator drag show, "Believe - Divas in a Man's World," the party, which starts at 8 p.m., will also feature Internet gossiptista Perez Hilton, as well as DJ LO and TJ The DJ, a former spinner at the...
NEWS
March 18, 2008 | By Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's seat are hoping to win the homosexual vote through a mix of personal connections and support for gay-friendly initiatives. Their efforts, in turn, underscore the political influence of the gay community in the diverse First District, which stretches from Port Richmond to Philadelphia International Airport and includes Center City. Two of the candidates - Anne Dicker and Larry Farnese - support gay marriage.
NEWS
June 29, 2005
FORGET the fact that gay tourists spend more per day when visiting Philadelphia than other visitors, or that every dollar the city spends to attract gay tourists generates $153 in direct visitor spending, $60 more than the return from general visitors. Forget the money. State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, is wrong in so many other ways in his belief that the state shouldn't fund the city's efforts to sell itself to gay tourists, because it "promotes immoral behaviors. " He's wrong about the gay-friendly marketing dollars - about $300,000 - that the Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corp.
NEWS
October 24, 2004 | By MICHAEL KLEIN Inquirer Staff Writer
On a warm night last spring, Karamo Brown, Landon Lueck and MJ Garrett, three new male roommates on The Real World Philadelphia, were relaxing on the open deck at Jon's Bar & Grille. South Street, awash in neon, gleamed behind them. Tension palpably crackled as the three young men talked about Willie Hernandez, the fourth male in the house. Willie, an enthusiastically out gay guy from New York, had gone off in search of a gay-friendly club. But for Karamo, a Texan now living in Los Angeles, that evening wasn't just about casual socializing; he had something to reveal to Landon and MJ: He is gay, too, he told them.
REAL_ESTATE
February 3, 2002 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Kevin Pittman regularly hears what he calls "troubling" stories from gays and lesbians who seek his counsel on real estate matters. "Clients tell me about mortgage lenders, sellers, and real estate agents who refuse to complete agreements of sale after learning that two men or two women would be sharing the same one-bedroom house or apartment," said Pittman, a real estate broker based in New York City. That kind of blatant discrimination even occurs in major cities such as New York, in which sexual orientation is covered specifically by fair-housing laws, Pittman told a session on diversity in November at the annual convention of the National Association of Realtors in Chicago.
NEWS
February 14, 2000 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold came home to Philadelphia yesterday to explain to worshipers at the nation's oldest black Episcopal Church how strongly he supports "diversity and inclusion" across the denomination. "I had to say no to the Adam's Mark Hotel chain," said Griswold, wearing African-heritage vestments of red, green, black and gold. "The cleanest act of witness is simply not to go there, although it will cost us up to $1.2 million. " That's the penalty Episcopalians face for pulling out of the Adam's Mark in Denver as headquarters for their triennial convention in July.
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