PGN has long been on the vanguard of local LGBT publishing, pioneering many of the techniques now widely used in LGBT media. From vending boxes to professional journalism organizations, a gay chat line called Mascomp and the first newspaper in Philadelphia to do production via computer, PGN has led the way.
As media is ever-changing and growing, PGN has been out front as one of the first to embrace the Internet and social media, as well as using The Associated Press and what was once United Press International.
With the inclusion of this new general circulation, nothing in PGN will change. You’ll still be able to pick it up every Friday as you have for the last 37 years. The new general circulation publication will be an added feature. We hope it will be a way for communities within the city to communicate, as well as what PGN does so well, create dialogue.
This is a proud achievement for Philadelphia: With the new Liberty City Press, the city leads the way in multi-cultural publishing. Being in the city where “Common Sense” was written, printed and distributed, this makes us very proud.
— PGN staff