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William Way Community Center to upgrade building, add ten-story tower

The leadership of William Way LGBT Community Center recently announced plans to redesign and expand its building at 1350 Spruce Street. With the help...

Sims finds next act with LGBTQ business and policy group

By Frank Pizzoli When F. Scott Fitzgerald mused that there are no second acts in American lives, state Rep. Brian Sims had not yet been...

Activists set World AIDS Day protest amid calls for HIV and Long Covid funding

On World AIDS Day on December 1, a group of protestors including people impacted by HIV, COVID, Long COVID and other chronic conditions are...

Judge Dan Anders on life, the law, and the LGBTQ community

In 2009, when Judge Dan Anders became the first gay man to win elected office in Philadelphia, he had already served as on the...

Holiday Gift Guide: Local LGBTQ businesses

The holidays are nearly upon us once again, and what better way to spend your money than at LGBTQ-owned businesses in Philadelphia? Minority-owned businesses...

Philadelphia FIGHT accused of medical malpractice

Philadelphia FIGHT is being sued for medical malpractice after allegedly contributing to the death of a Philadelphia youth who died of a pulmonary embolism...

Arts & Culture

“The Inspection” centers on Black gay marine recruit

The intense, outstanding film, “The Inspection,” opening December 2, depicts the difficult experiences of Ellis French (out actor Jeremy Pope) in boot camp as...

Nick “Nor’Easter” Pittman: Forecasts without fear

“We'll weather the weather, whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.” That’s from an old nursery rhyme that’s apropos for this week’s Portrait,...

Horoscopes: November 25 to December 1

Max Vernon: Writing on Broadway

Horoscopes: November 18 to November 24

Queer Crossword: “Queen Sighs”

Regional

Early data shows young voters came out big for Pa.’s Shapiro, Fetterman

By John L. Micek Pennsylvania’s younger voters, those aged 18-29, helped power Democratic U.S. Sen.-elect John Fetterman and Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro to victory on Tuesday...

National

Respect for Marriage Act passes Senate with bipartisan support

On Nov. 29 the U.S. Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) with a 61-36 vote, with 49 Democrats and 12 Republicans voting...

Supreme Court’s Barrett urged to recuse herself from LGBTQ case

Should Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett recuse herself from an LGBTQ case about to be heard by the high court? Former members...

A look at the Respect for Marriage Act

On July 19, the House passed the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) with 47 Republicans voting in favor of the bill. On Nov. 16,...

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

“Pitch Perfect” spinoff hits few high notes

“Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin,” premiering November 23 on Peacock, is an amiable spin-off from the hit films about a cappella performers. The six...

Country Goes Queer

Editorial

This holiday season, support local businesses

Amidst a global pandemic, the last two holiday seasons were dominated by online shopping and social distancing. Nobody would blame anybody in 2020 and...

FILM

Obituaries

Maddy Gold, local artist and Drexel professor

Madelaine “Maddy” Gold, beloved local painter, youth advocate and longtime professor of drawing and design at Drexel University and University of the Arts, died...

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2019: LGBTQ YEAR IN REVIEW

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