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Thursday, January 26, 2023


Philly’s LGBTQ municipal candidates plan to work for the people

As more and more LGBTQ people are running for office on the state and federal level, so too are queer people running for positions...

Mayoral candidates make their case to the LGBTQ community

The William Way LGBT Community Center hosted candidates for mayor at a meet and greet event on January 23, with each candidate given two...

Mayor’s Office reflects on LGBTQ advancements and hopes for the next administration

In a written statement to PGN, Mayor Jim Kenney reflected on his work with the LGBTQ community. "Over the last seven years and now going...

Penn’s Mask and Wig Club opens up membership to all genders

The Mask and Wig Club, Penn’s musical comedy troupe, recently opened its doors to members of all genders after roughly 133 years of restricting...

Former galaei director to helm Bradbury-Sullivan Center

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in the Lehigh Valley recently welcomed Ashley L. Coleman as its new executive director. A long-time community leader and organizer,...

Anti-Defamation League bolsters efforts to address anti-LGBTQ hate

In 2022, hatred toward the LGBTQ+ community manifested in different ways, from legislation targeting LGBTQ youth, mass shootings at queer nightclubs, and attacks on...

Arts & Culture

Horoscopes: January 27 to February 2

Aries: The sun in your social sector for the remainder of the month means that you are more interested in what others have to...

Ray Smeriglio: Building Community in the City

This week’s Portrait, Ray Smeriglio, has been working to make life better for all since his days as an ambassador for Temple University. The...

Ryan Bunch: His Wonderful World

Horoscopes: January 20 to 26


Lesbian couple plead guilty to avoid death penalty in starvation deaths

A lesbian couple from Lycoming County, Echo L. Butler, 27, and Marie Snyder, 33, have avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty to extensive...


U.S. Dept. of Health appeals ruling on LGBTQ bias policy

On January 20, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra filed an appeal in the case of the “State of Texas and the State...

Healthcare challenges for men in the LGBTQ community go beyond HIV/AIDS

The AIDS crisis in the U.S. redefined healthcare for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men as trauma-based emergency care. Prior to...

LGBTQ patient data needed to change public health policy

When it comes to the health and well being of LGBTQ communities, a topic often discussed is SOGI data — sexual orientation and gender...


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

How Far We’ve Come

Politics, City and State


Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka, stars of HBO’s ‘We’re Here,’ on promoting equality through drag

Glitz, glam and the changing hearts and minds. That’s a tall order for anyone, and the basic setup of every episode of the HBO...


Some questions for the Central Bucks school board

The Central Bucks school board recently banned teachers from displaying Pride flags, but more on that in a moment. The board, which has a...



In memory of John Pantages

John (Johnny) Pantages of Philadelphia passed away peacefully at home on December 20, 2022. He was 92 years young. John was born in Brooklyn,...



Family Portrait

Ryan Bunch: His Wonderful World

Morabito: Moving and Grooving

Jade McLeod: You Oughta Know



Having an Affair