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Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to hold community forum about discrimination

“It’s really important to us to listen to the community and hear their concerns,” said Chad Dion Lassiter, executive director of the Pennsylvania Human...

Philadelphia FIGHT to host HIV Education Summit after five-year pause

After a five-year hiatus, Philadelphia FIGHT will honor AIDS Education Month with a no-cost, day-long summit at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 27....

Museum of the American Revolution observes Pride with book launch and more

In observance of Pride, on June 6, the Museum of the American Revolution hosted the launch of gay historian Dr. John Gilbert McCurdy’s new...

City council adopts resolutions to protect LGBTQ+ Philadelphians

“While Pride is meant to be a time of joy and celebration, it's also a time of action,” said Councilmember At-Large Rue Landau, the...

The Painted Mug Cafe: An LGBTQ+ Space for Community Needs

When housing prices skyrocketed during the pandemic, the value of Vinni Scarfo’s quaint two-bedroom home in South Philly doubled — so they decided to...

Court document in Kruger case under scrutiny

A court document filed by Philadelphia police in the Josh Kruger murder case contains wording that could be considered offensive to the trans community. Robert...

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Horoscopes: June 14-20, 2024

Aries: There is a solar alignment beginning this week as the sun, Mercury and Venus move into Cancer. During this time of synchronicity, your...

Julia Birnbaum: Say Cheese!

If you like cheese (and I think there’s something terribly wrong if you don’t. I’m looking at you, nephew), levity and a sense of...

Horoscopes: June 7-13, 2024

Horoscopes: May 31-June 6, 2024

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A bill to repeal Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban will be considered in the state House

By Peter Hall A decade after a federal court struck down Pennsylvania’s law against same-sex marriage, a bill to repeal the invalid statute was voted...

National

Analysis: The Alitos, Project 2025 and the threat to democracy

Sometimes you see a couple and think “those two were made for each other!” Such is the case for Samuel and Martha-Ann Alito. The...

Annual hate report shows PA ranks third in U.S. for white nationalist, anti-LGBTQ activity  

Pennsylvania ranks third after California and Florida for established, active hate groups according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) latest annual report on...

American Cancer Society releases pioneering LGBTQ+ cancer report

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released a groundbreaking new study, “Cancer in People who Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Gender-nonconforming...

LIFE DURING COVID-19

As Long Covid cases rise, so do costs

The U.S. continues to reassess Covid-19 and address it as a long-term problem rather than a public health crisis, even suspending the free testing...

Long COVID: The Other Pandemic — Part 3

In the summer of 2020, Tariq Scott was in the streets of Philadelphia protesting the killing of George Floyd. The winter and spring had...

Long COVID: The Other Pandemic – Part 2

This the second installment of a three part series. Since the end of 2019, when COVID-19 was first designated a pandemic by the World Health...

Long COVID: The Other Pandemic

This is part one of a three part series. Masks came off a few weeks ago: a harbinger of Spring. On February 25, the Centers...

CDC says vaccinated should wear masks indoors in areas with high infection rates

Federal health officials urged Americans in areas of the country with the highest surges in COVID-19 infections to once again wear masks when they...

Game Plan: Philly’s Queer Sports Teams Look Forward To Summer

Last year, PGN spoke with our local LGBTQ sports teams to see what their seasons would look like during the COVID shutdown. The answer...

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‘Danny Will Die Alone’: Lancaster native talks sex and dating in new comedy series

Out Lancaster native Jack Tracy’s webseries, “Danny Will Die Alone,” available May 16 on Dekkoo, recounts the title character’s misadventures dating in New York...

Editorial

Straight people at Pride?

While members of our community were out celebrating the beginning of Pride Month, some chronically online social media users contributed to discourse around “straight”...

FILM

Obituaries

Anita Cornwell, groundbreaking Black lesbian writer, dies at 99

Anita Cornwell passed away May 27 in Germantown “surrounded by the compassionate women who cared for her,” her literary executor, Briona Simone Jones, said....

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2019: LGBTQ YEAR IN REVIEW

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