The Gayborhood is a section of Center City, Philadelphia, with a vibrant, thriving gay community. These are its people.
“It’s given me everything in the past year.”
“I chose my work space because it was in this particular part of the city.”
“We have a lot of LGBT who come in, and it’s great to get to know them because they’re great people.”
“I don’t think of myself as part of the gay community…so I don’t… I mean I’m gay but–”
“That’s what it’s all about. Being safe. Together.”
How long have you lived around here?
“How long have you been alive?”
“Much longer than you’ve been alive.”
“You’ve heard, it’s had some challenges– much like other neighborhoods– around integration, but people don’t stop trying. It’s about peace. And justice. And freedom. And everything that Philadelphia stands for.”
“I’m doing it because Planned Parenthood in San Francisco saved my fucking life.”
Alix Swann, JCamp Reporter 2017