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December 17, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, STAFF WRITER jgammage@phillynews.com 215-854-4906 @JeffGammage
The former head of the Cradle of Liberty Council Boy Scouts, a group the city sought to evict because its policy banned gays, has been hired to lead a nonprofit that helps gay youths. Thomas Harrington will be introduced Wednesday as the new CEO of Valley Youth House, an Allentown-based organization with offices and initiatives in Philadelphia. In an interview, Harrington said the policy that disallowed gay scouts was set by the national Boy Scouts of America and had no bearing on his new role at Youth House, which, among other programs, helps gay, lesbian, and transgender youths find jobs, housing, and comfort in their own identities.
NEWS
December 8, 2015
A LOT CAN happen in a year. Just ask Braeden Lange. Twelve months ago, he was a typical sixth-grader working on his lacrosse game and getting picked on by his older brother. Now he's a role model, having received thousands of letters and texts from people who say his bravery in the face of adversity has inspired them. It all started back in February. Braeden, 12, was in a group-texting session with a large group of friends, one of whom kept cracking gay jokes. Suddenly, he'd had enough.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joe Jonas on his gay fans Joe Jonas says he's been to gay dance clubs - quite by accident - but always had a great time. "We went out with some of our friends who are gay," Jonas tells Pride Source. "I just think we live in a world where obviously it's not a big deal . . . you can have fun wherever you go. " Jonas, whose former lovers include Victoria's Secret model Gigi Hadid , is fully aware his new disco band, DNCE , draws plenty of gay fans. "A lot of guys come out to the shows, some gay guys as well, and I love that," he says.
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer
REMEMBER THOSE alleged anti-gay tweets posted by Kathryn Knott, one of the three Bucks County defendants charged in last year's assault on a gay couple in Center City? Well, they can be introduced at Knott's assault trial next month, a judge ruled Tuesday. A Common Pleas jury is expected to hear that Knott, 25, of Southampton, had posted the following on her @kathryn_knott Twitter account: * "@krisssstenxoxo the ppl we were just dancing with just turned and mafe out with eatch other #gay #ew" * "jazz flute is for little fairy boys" * "@g0_nads he's gonna rip me today for my hair..just wait.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is perhaps no surprise to learn that matinee idol Tab Hunter, the clean-cut, clean-living boy-next-door who drove young female fans into fits of ecstasy, was a fabrication created by the Hollywood image machine. No such man existed. Or could exist, as we learn from Tab Hunter Confidential , an engaging, if uneven, new film from the remarkably prolific documentarian Jeffrey Schwarz ( I am Divine , Vito , Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story ). Tab Hunter was the real-life fictional role foisted on a young, shy, gay New Yorker named Andrew Kelm.
NEWS
November 4, 2015
HE LIED. We suspected as much, but now Philly boxer Yusaf Mack is outright admitting that he lied about being drugged into doing gay sex for a XXX-rated porn flick. "I was ashamed," the former champ told me yesterday. "I'm sorry for lying. I've always been curious. " By now, you've probably heard about Mack and the infamous "Holiday Hump'n" sex tape circulating that shows him engaging in a steamy threesome with two other hunky men. It's been the talk. Not just in Philly but nationwide.
NEWS
October 27, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
CLAUDIA Brenner survived five gunshot wounds from a deranged mountain man near the Appalachian Trail - only to be humiliated on the witness stand by a defense lawyer who wanted to portray Brenner and her dead girlfriend as reckless lesbians who might've brought the shooting on themselves. Brenner's girlfriend, Rebecca Wight, 28, was killed that day in 1988 along the Rocky Knob Trail in south-central Pennsylvania. The gunman, Stephen Roy Carr, was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving a life prison sentence.
NEWS
October 17, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two of three Bucks County residents charged with last year's attack on a gay couple at 16th and Chancellor streets must stay out of Center City under the terms of their punishment. Under the plea deal reached by their lawyers and the District Attorney's Office, Philip Williams and Kevin Harrigan were sentenced to probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service with an organization supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. The two pleaded guilty Thursday to assault and conspiracy charges.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
Over the Top, an occasional series in the Philadelphia Daily News, features local dishes that are so ridiculously delicious, so awesomely sinful, so, well, over-the-top, that they're worth obsessing over.   Last weekend left many Philadelphians feeling quite virtuous. Time to fix all that, with a Salty Pimp ice-cream cone from South Street's Big Gay Ice Cream . Ever since the NYC-based biz opened its Philly store in late April, fans have been streaming in for cake cones drizzled with own-make dulce de leche, filled with 4.8 ounces of organic-cream vanilla soft serve that's injected with more dulce, sprinkled with sea salt, and dipped into an all-natural chocolate shell whose recipe includes a dash of deliciously burnt-tasting cayenne.
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