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City officials, LGBTQ leaders, and Philly teachers condemn legislation targeting queer youth

Condemnation of three anti-LGBTQ bills recently passed by the Pa. Senate was swift, with numerous city and LGBTQ leaders as well as Philadelphia teachers...

Roe’s reversal has healthcare implications for LGBTQ community

by Cassie Miller and Jason Villemez Even before the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, finding good healthcare options as an LGBTQ person has...

LGBTQ community reacts to Supreme Court decision

On June 24 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, nullifying the constitutional right to abortion and leaving...

“All at Once” mural honors local Black Trans women

A new mural honoring seven local Black Trans women recently went up on the wall of Philly AIDS Thrift at 710 S. 5th St....

Philly man allegedly killed his gay lover

A North Philadelphia man allegedly murdered his gay lover, appparently to keep their intimate relationship hidden from the public, authorities say. Kylen Pratt, 20, allegedly...

Two “Don’t Say Gay” bills pass Pa. Senate education committee

On June 21, the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee passed two wide-ranging anti-LGBTQ+ bills that LGBTQ advocates are calling worse than Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay”...

Arts & Culture

Horoscopes: July 1 to July 7

Aries: The weekend kicks off with the moon in your romance and pleasure sector as well as with positive alignments in three major planets,...

Edward Aponte Luiggi: Safe and Secure

Security! What image pops up when you hear that word? Is it Paul Blart: Mall Cop? Is it the steely eyed Secret Service officer...

Horoscopes: June 24 – 30, 2022

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Pa. Senate approves limits on ‘sexually explicit’ content, gender identity discussions in schools

By Marley Parish The Pennsylvania Senate approved two Republican-authored pieces of legislation proposing limitations on “sexually explicit content” and instruction on gender identity and sexual...

National

Analysis: The Rogue Supreme Court

Hillary Clinton warned everyone in 2016 that if Donald Trump were elected, the Supreme Court would pass into his hands. Ceded with it, she...

As monkeypox spreads, CDC activates Emergency Operations Center and vaccines

On June 28 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the...

Abortion decision called ‘full scale assault’ on rights

In a ruling that one legal activist said will put LGBT rights “on the chopping block,” the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 ruled...

LIFE DURING COVID-19

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...

Spring Awakening: Gayborhood businesses a year into the new normal

Last year, PGN spoke with Gayborhood businesses to see how they were managing through pandemic regulations. Locally-owned businesses the world over have felt the...

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Analysis: The Rogue Supreme Court

Hillary Clinton warned everyone in 2016 that if Donald Trump were elected, the Supreme Court would pass into his hands. Ceded with it, she...

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Television

“Love, Victor” final season brings its story full circle

It is bittersweet that “Love, Victor,” the affable TV spin-off of the hit film “Love, Simon” — which was adapted from the YA novel,...

Editorial

LGBTQ Republicans need to leave the party

First, let’s get this out of the way: not all conservative people support the Republican party in 2022. There are people who have conservative...

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Obituaries

James D. “Jimmy” Calnan

James D. “Jimmy” Calnan died peacefully at home on January 9, 2022 after a brief battle with Glioblastoma. Jimmy lived for more than 35...

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2019: LGBTQ YEAR IN REVIEW

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