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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...

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...

Arts & Culture

Scene In Philly: John C. Anderson Apartments 10th Anniversary

On Feb. 22, the John C. Anderson Apartments (JCAA) celebrated its 10th anniversary at the LGBTQ+ Senior Summit. PGN Publisher Mark Segal, who spearheaded...

Horoscopes: Feb. 23-29, 2024

Aries: Mercury is in your privacy sector from the 23rd onward, meaning that you are feeling more withdrawn and private. It's not the most...

David Rubin: Tool Time!

Horoscopes Feb. 16-22, 2024

Aneeya Hughes: Making a difference

Regional

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...

National

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...

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

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

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