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VIDEO: Kareem Mims speaks on services provided by Prevention Point Philadelphia

Philadelphia Gay News sat down with Kareem Mims, who works as the Prevention Health Care Coordinator for Prevention Point Philadelphia. Mims, an openly gay...

Michael Hinson honored on Juneteenth in street dedication

The 1200 block of Chestnut Street was officially declared Michael S. Hinson, Jr. Way during a ceremony on June 19. The new street sign honors...

Free Library remembers Philadelphia’s Black queer history in conversation series

“The main difference between then and now is visibility,” says activist James Charles Roberts, talking about Black presence in the early days of the...

Philadelphia FIGHT worker sues for racial bias, retaliation

Danica Moore, a woman of color who previously worked at Philadelphia FIGHT, is suing the local HIV/AIDS agency, claiming she worked in a racially...

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....

Arts & Culture

Horoscopes: June 21-27, 2024

Aries: The full moon in Capricorn on the 22nd leads to realizations about ambitions and career. Certain emotional attachments or lingering trauma could be...

Philly Native and Comedian Todd Glass Talks About Stuff

As part of their Pride month programming, Hulu is airing out gay comedian Todd Glass’ 2012 stand-up special, “Todd Glass: Talks about Stuff.” The...

Leona Thomas: Kids, career and tech

Ben Platt’s Queer Folk Reverie

Horoscopes: June 14-20, 2024

Julia Birnbaum: Say Cheese!

Horoscopes: June 7-13, 2024

Regional

Analysis: Freshly minted MAGA McCormick running for Casey’s senate seat

As most people know, 2024 is a major election year, not only because of the presidential race, but for control of Congress. The Democratic...

National

Club Q shooter pleads guilty to 50 hate crimes

It was an all-too-familiar American scene. Minutes before midnight on Nov. 19, 2022, Anderson Lee Aldrich, then 22, entered Colorado Springs’ only LGBTQ+ nightclub,...

Biden’s Title IX rule change blocked

The Biden administration’s attempt to expand protections for LGBTQ+ students under Title IX was stymied June 17 when a federal judge in Kentucky temporarily...

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...

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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Television

‘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

Why do the gays get a whole month but veterans don’t?

Martha-Ann Alito, wife of conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, has been quite offended by Pride month lately. During a recorded conversation with independent...

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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