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Friday, May 7, 2021


Philadelphia activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya honored

For Asian American and Pacific Islander/AAPI Heritage Month 2021, the editors at Biography have chosen their top 10 Influential Asian American and Pacific Islander...

Valley Youth House soups up LGBTQ youth resources, plans to revive Host Homes

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the youth housing organization Valley Youth House never closed its doors. Although many of its programs switched to virtual platforms,...

District Attorney’s Office develops tracker for LGBTQ-related crimes

The District Attorney’s Office (DAO) recently created a method of tracking LGBTQ+-related crimes in the city of Philadelphia. DAO staffers hope that doing so...

Alvarez announces run for Pa. House

LGBTQ community leader Deja Alvarez has announced a run for state representative of the 182nd district. Alvarez is the director of community engagement at...

Primary Election Endorsements

The following are PGN’s endorsements for the May 18th primary election: PA Supreme Court:  Judge Maria McLaughlin PA Superior Court:  Judge Timika Lane PA Commonwealth Court:  Judge Lori Dumas Judge David...

Philly Pride Festival to take place in September

A revamped LGBTQ Pride Festival is moving to September at Penn’s Landing, organizers told PGN.  “We’re going to do a pride event because we know...

Arts & Culture

Horoscopes: May 7 – 13, 2021

Aries: This week Mercury, in it’s home dominion of the active and dynamic air sign of Gemini, means communication, especially of the superficial variety,...

Mike Batoff: When one door closes…

Maya Angelou said “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love...

Horoscopes: April 30 – May 6, 2021

Brennen S. Malone: Hamming it up


Bradbury-Sullivan Center provides comfort via pop-up vaccine clinics

More and more LGBT community centers are holding vaccine clinics to get shots into the arms of people in marginalized communities. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community...


Trump appointee denies HIV-positive litigant’s anonymity request

A federal appellate judge appointed by former President Donald Trump recently denied the anonymity request of an HIV-positive litigant, even though the lower court...

CDC report: STIs reach all-time high for sixth consecutive year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a new report on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the numbers are grim. An...

DOJ issues trans-friendly prison statement

On April 22, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a court document supportive of Ashley Diamond, a trans inmate in Georgia who’s trying to...


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...

LGBTQ seniors at JCAA get Covid-19 vaccinations

Residents of the John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly Senior Apartments received their first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week, with second doses scheduled...

New report shows LGBTQ people disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

A new report from the Movement Advancement Project, which compiled the data and presented the report based on polling data. shows that LGBTQ households...

Thanksgiving During a Pandemic: How the LGBTQ Community is Celebrating During Lockdown

For this Thanksgiving holiday, the CDC has advised Americans to stay at home and not travel. In Philadelphia, indoor gatherings of more than one...

COVID-19 spikes in Philadelphia

Philadelphia had its single largest increase in Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, with 879 new confirmed cases of the virus. Last week, the average of...

LGBTQ health orgs provide mental, physical health services amid rising COVID cases

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, Gayborhood health organizations are doing what they can to provide both mental and...


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TV teens breaking ground

It was just a kiss. Or was it? The premiere episode of the new season of ABC's "A Million Little Things" on Jan. 23 was...

Mark My Words

History is alive in Philadelphia

PGN pushes forward


After ‘Younger,’ Nico Tortorella Is Ready for the Future of Masculinity

For six seasons, queer nonbinary actor, activist and author Nico Tortorella has starred as Josh, the delightfully brooding (straight) tattoo artist, on super-queer TV...

What to watch on TV right now


Getting vaccinated is an act of LGBTQ equality

There’s an extremely simple, low-risk and high-reward thing you can do to help further LGBTQ equality: get a COVID vaccine. The upside to getting...



Michael Lewis Thompson

Michael Lewis Thompson, 61, died suddenly on 2 February 2021. He is survived by his life-partner of 26 years, Michael J. LoFurno.   The two met...

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Women lost all the jobs in December

In the December monthly jobs report from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it was revealed that the US lost 140,000 jobs...