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Explore LGBT Philadelphia

Get your history straight and your nightlife gay

Philadelphia was founded more than 300 years ago by Englishman William Penn on principles of equality and freedom of expression. Today, the City of Brotherly Love is a welcoming place for people from around the world, and a great destination for LGBT travelers.

Famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the cradle of liberty offers much more than cobblestone streets and historical landmarks. Cultural, culinary, artistic and ethnic treasures abound.

In fact, Philadelphia offers a full calendar of events — annual gay pride celebrations, weekly parties and eye-popping performing arts — as well as the Gayborhood, a Center City neighborhood that sets itself apart with restaurants and bars catering to an LGBT-friendly clientele, along with rainbow crosswalks and street signs.

Read on for a full guide to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

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