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Thursday, February 22, 2024


Leaders in Philadelphia tourism reflect on LGBTQ+ hospitality

Leaders in Philadelphia’s tourism industry gathered at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with other stakeholders — including state representatives, city council members, and the mayor...

Reporter’s Notebook: Navigating Widowhood

The oncologist told us we had time. Maybe another year. Maddy Gold, well-known Philadelphia artist and long-time design professor at Drexel University and University...

LGBTQ+ seniors face increased risks for elder abuse. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Nick, a trans man whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, has been considering a gender-affirming surgery — but he’s not looking...

Mazzoni says it isn’t in financial trouble. It’s growing.

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported on supposed financial trouble at Mazzoni Center. “Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia’s biggest LGBTQ health agency, has had significant operating losses for...

Philadelphia FIGHT sued for alleged racial bias

Dr. Mario Cruz, a local pediatrician of color, has filed suit against Philadelphia FIGHT, alleging racial discrimination, wrongful discharge and retaliation for raising awareness...

Andre D. Carroll is running to represent a community he’s known his whole life

“This campaign, for me, is about lived experiences,” said Andre D. Carroll, who hopes to become the state representative for district 201. “I’m running...

Arts & Culture

David Rubin: Tool Time!

“The flowers that bloom in the spring tra la! Breathe promise of merry sunshine.” — Gilbert and Sullivan Well, if Punxsutawney Phil is correct, that...

‘Drive-Away Dolls’: An Interview with Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan and Beanie Feldstein

“Drive-Away Dolls” is a fabulously queer comic thriller opening Feb. 23 in area theaters. The film, directed by Ethan Coen, who co-wrote it with...

Horoscopes Feb. 16-22, 2024

Aneeya Hughes: Making a difference

Horoscopes: Feb 9-15, 2024

Ray Toy: Booking it


A look into Bayard Rustin’s Pennsylvania roots

Those interested in Black and LGBTQ+ history can visit West Chester, Penn. to learn about the life of civil rights activist and March on...


Black History Month: White Democrats Have a Kamala Harris Problem

America is historically, verifiably racist. No matter how many times conservatives say it’s not, the facts contravene their narrative. This nation was built on...

Archdiocese of New York condemns the funeral of a trans activist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Actress Cecilia Gentili, 52, died on Feb. 6. Gentili was well-known in the New York LGBTQ+ community for her trans activism and her advocacy...

Analysis: Biden may be old, but Trump is dangerous

If you read and watch mainstream media (MSM), you would assume the main issue for the country is Biden’s age. That the media has...


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...



Mark My Words


Netflix docudrama shows the love of Alexander the Great and Hephaestion

Alexander the Great is generally conceded as one of the most brilliant and effective military commanders and conquerors of all time. By the time...


Moriarty’s management needs to speak up

Moriarty’s Irish Pub drew controversy last week when the establishment — located at 11th and Walnut in the Gayborhood — posted a Craigslist ad...



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....



Family Portrait

David Rubin: Tool Time!

Aneeya Hughes: Making a difference

Ray Toy: Booking it



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