27th Annual Outfest Hosted in Philly

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For many LGBTQ members, it is often hard to find a place of comfort to be themselves. Events like Philadelphia’s 27th annual Outfest are designed for the LGTBQ community to come out essentially and have fun with friends and family.

Drag shows, games, bar crawls were just some of the events that are featured at the 27th celebration of Outfest, which was hosted by Philly Pride, a local Gay Pride organization.

Drag shows were a popular part of Outfest.

“When we get together, we try to provide each other with tools, so we can go back to our impoverished parish communities, so we bring about more LGTBQ-inclusive change,” says Seth Jacobson, a volunteer from a Catholic church community that accepts LGBTQ members.

“I think discrimination needs to stop, it doesn’t matter who you are, we all bleed the same color,” says Frank Rosario, founder of the LGBT Bill of Rights.

Temple students, church volunteers, Philly residents, and Temple alumni were just some of the people spotted at Outfest. This year’s event also featured musical performances by LGBTQ members.

“Those of you who feel like you don’t belong to anything, there’s a community here waiting to take you with open arms,” says David Doty, a Temple Law student.

This year’s Outfest ran from 12 PM to 6 PM, and was hosted on 13th and Locust in Center City.

For more information on the LGBT Bill of Rights visit lgbtbacker.com.

Terror Behind the Walls is Back

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Terror Behind the Walls is back in Philadelphia. Opening day was last Friday, September 22, and Temple Update was there to get a sneak peak.

Terror Behind the Walls is a massive haunted house that is located inside of a real prison. It features six attractions that people are able to walk through.

Its newest attraction is called Blood Yard, which focuses on the prisoners that were left in prison. This attraction shows what the prisoners had to do to survive.

Terror Behind the Walls also provides a “After Dark VIP” tour where people can get an hour-long guided flashlight tour. There is also an option to order a Hex pass. Hex passes allow patrons to enter six secret rooms before each attraction, where they are dared to step further into the story.

Outside of general admission, discounted student tickets are also available. This promotion is only available during student days, which are every Sunday starting at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available online or at the venue. More information can be found at https://www.easternstate.org/halloween/.