Outfest 2016, Philadelphia’s biggest LGBT event of the year, coincided with National Coming Out Day Oct. 9. 14th Street reporter Cady Elliot attended and documented the event:
The street preacher in the minds of many Americans, especially in the diverse northeastern metropolis, is often regarded as a wild-eyed evangelical with either a sign or megaphone, decrying those who defy the Lord who will supposedly receive eternal damnation. On Temple’s campus, visits by such preachers are a regular occurrence. Other merchants of spirituality and wisdom take on less ostentatious forms, distributing books or pamphlets or even simply engaging passersby in conversation.
Do you believe that movies shot here go unnoticed? Why isn’t filming in our city a bigger deal? Why don’t we know what’s going on in the ‘local’ film world?
Philly may seem slightly overlooked, but this city offers ideal and historical locations for movies and television. This city has earned its respect in the movie industry and continues to be the hotbed for movie locations.
No plans for the summer? We got you!
Philly is home to an eclectic music scene, a creative arts community, and so much cultural diversity—the city gives us a lifetime of events each year to celebrate its history. With so many to choose from, here’s a look at 10 of this year’s coolest summer festivals you don’t want to miss!