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After four years, LGBTQ Aging Summit to return virtually

The LGBTQ Aging Summit and Institute on HIV and Aging, which features resources for LGBTQ older adults to live healthy lives and education for...

Philly’s drag community remembers Valencia Prime

“My sister was that beacon of light,” said Asia Monroe about Valencia Prime, a much-loved drag performer who died suddenly while performing at Tabu...

Local advocates say Texas PrEP ruling will impact preventative care

A federal judge in Texas ruled last week that employers in the state are no longer required to provide coverage for the HIV prevention...

Feminist Flea Market organizer opens physical location in South Philly

Zi Aronow, who has been organizing the Feminist Flea Market and Craft Fair via the production company House Cat since 2018, has created temporary...

Community Briefs: Temple Health Fair; GayBINGO; Arts Festival

Temple Health Fair brings wealth of resources to North Philly Temple Emergency Action Corps (TEAC), an entity of Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine, is...

Philly’s LGBTQ bars share information to slow the spread of monkeypox

In continued efforts to mitigate the current monkeypox outbreak, some bar owners and managers of local LGBTQ+ bars have been disseminating information to help...

Arts & Culture

New theater company produces queer stories written by queer artists

The Philadelphia theater scene is about to get even more queer with the introduction of a new nonprofit theater company, The Strides Collective. The...

Queer Crossword: “Sulu Before an Election”

Across  1 Bette, who feuded with Joan  6 Highsmith title condiment 10 Cops under Hoover 14 Beethoven's "F¸r ___" 15 “East of Eden” director Kazan 16 Actor Auberjonois 17 Insertion indicator 18...

Tuc Watkins on Queer TV, Then and Now

Miguel Martinez-Valle: Celebrating Visibility

Horoscopes: September 23 to 29

Queer Crossword: “Anguish at Sea”

AZ Espinoza: Liberation for Everyone

Horoscopes: September 16 to 22

Regional

New study: Pennsylvania ranks 23rd nationwide for its LGBTQ business climate

Pennsylvania remains the only state in the northeast region without basic LGBTQ+ civil rights protections in place, according to the Movement Advancement Project. Nine nearby...

National

Yeshiva University halts all student clubs in order to block LGBTQ group

New York’s Orthodox Jewish Yeshiva University is refusing to allow an LGBTQ group to operate on campus despite a Supreme Court ruling which found...

Report: Online trolls are spreading offline hate against LGBTQ Americans

by John L. Micek Baseless attacks against LGBTQ Americans by online trolls — whether anonymous or by well-known politicians and public figures — have created...

Monkeypox deaths reported while CDC releases new study on brain inflammation

The U.S. has recorded its first deaths from monkeypox, while also reporting cases are slowing among certain groups, notably white men. Communities of color...

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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Fred Sargeant was wrong, but so were his assaulters

Remember Repent America? The group of homophobes, desperate for attention, who come to Philly Pride every year to verbally abuse people? At this point,...

Mark My Words

Liberty City on the right path

Television

Tuc Watkins on Queer TV, Then and Now

Tuc Watkins hasn’t just seen how gay relationships have evolved on television — he’s been a part of that evolution. On “Desperate Housewives,” Watkins...

Editorial

Fred Sargeant was wrong, but so were his assaulters

Remember Repent America? The group of homophobes, desperate for attention, who come to Philly Pride every year to verbally abuse people? At this point,...

FILM

Obituaries

Dr. Anthony Silvestre, LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activist, 1946–2022

Dr. Anthony Silvestre, who chaired the trailblazing Pennsylvania Council for Sexual Minorities in the 1970s, passed away September 1 at his home in Vermont....

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2019: LGBTQ YEAR IN REVIEW

Having an Affair