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Video shows state trooper in altercation with prominent Philadelphia LGBTQ+ leaders

Video footage uploaded to Facebook showed an altercation between a state trooper and two prominent Philadelphia LGBTQ+ leaders. Celena Morrison-McLean, executive director of Philadelphia’s...

Michael Newmuis, named “2026 Director,” hopes to leverage upcoming celebrations to create change

Mayor Cherelle Parker announced yesterday that Michael Newmuis will serve as the city’s 2026 Director — a role named for an historic year, the...

Judge dismisses multiple criminal charges against Kendall Stephens

Kendall Stephens, a Philadelphia trans advocate accused of child sexual abuse, has been cleared of multiple criminal charges, but several serious charges still remain...

John C. Anderson Apartments celebrates 10th anniversary

A wall adjacent to the elevators in the lobby of John C. Anderson Apartments displays a black-and-white photo of demonstrators picketing in front of...

Parents of Eric Pope file wrongful death lawsuit

The parents of Eric Pope — a gay man who allegedly was killed by a Tabu bouncer in 2022 — have filed a wrongful...

Sex doesn’t have to slow down with aging — but it might require a new approach

“I’m lonely, sure, but there’s a lot more to it than that,” said Mary, a lesbian in her 70s who became a widow in...

Arts & Culture

Horoscopes: March 1-7, 2024

Aries: This week, when the Sun sextiles Jupiter on the 1st of March, it’s a good time to reach for your goals and to...

Daniel Miller: From the Field to the Stage

There’s been a terrible crackdown on drag shows of late, but given its history, it will be hard for even the most uptight folks...

Horoscopes: Feb. 23-29, 2024

David Rubin: Tool Time!

Regional

Insurance company allegedly won’t cover puberty blockers for trans boy

The mother of a trans boy is suing in federal court because an insurance company allegedly refuses to cover puberty blockers for her trans...

National

Analysis: Michigan primary is a cautionary tale for November

The Michigan primary promised a test for President Joe Biden and for Nikki Haley and it delivered. But the cautionary tale pundits predicted depends...

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...

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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Do you love your spouse?

Times have changed, and now we are visible

Television

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...

Editorial

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...

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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Parenting

Family Portrait

David Rubin: Tool Time!

Aneeya Hughes: Making a difference

Ray Toy: Booking it

Legal

2019: LGBTQ YEAR IN REVIEW

Having an Affair