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Saturday, September 18, 2021


Queer, BIPOC-inclusive craft market comes back with in-person events

In the midst of a summer semi-derailed by a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, it’s important to make space for communal events that might provide...

Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia FIGHT seeking to increase PrEP education and accessibility

Mazzoni Center’s Washington Square West Project will host its first ever PrEP Rally on Monday, September 20 from noon to 6:00 p.m at 1201...

Sex education and social justice through fashion

Many sex education and social justice organizations exist in Philadelphia, but Prevention Meets Fashion (PMF) seems to be the only one that offers educational...

HIV cases remain high among queer and trans people of color

The HIV epidemic is far from over. Local and national efforts to end HIV manifest largely in the form of biomedical treatment and prevention...

High turnout and enthusiasm for Lehigh Valley Pride

In the early afternoon of August 15, a line of over a thousand people stretched around the block outside the Jewish Community Center in...

Tax forms show Philly Pride Presents exhausted funds, had no assets

Tax forms for Philly Pride Presents, which PGN received from sources close to the organization, reveal an organization with exhausted funds and no assets...

Arts & Culture

Lesbian reads for autumn nights

Infraction by Yvonne Zipter Rattling Good Yarns Press 316pp  $17.49pbk If you love Russian novels, historical fiction, intrigue, math and lesbians, Yvonne Zipter’s “Infraction” is the blini...

Horoscopes: Sept. 17-23, 2021

Aries: Pluto in your tenth house brings attention your way, some wanted and some unwanted. You like credit where it's due but also aren't...

Alex Ringler: Fit and Fabulous

Horoscopes: Sept. 10-16, 2021

Angela Pinaglia: Gliding Through

Q-Music: Family jewels


New online tool aims to identify and address health inequities across Pa.

by Cassie Miller A new tool launched by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services can help providers and community organizations identify and address health inequities,...


10 years after “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” a new world for LGBTQ servicemembers

“Don’t ask, don’t tell,” the 1994 policy that barred openly LGBTQ people from serving in the military, officially ended on September 20, 2011. For...

Half of LGBTQ workers have faced job discrimination, new report finds

A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law reveals stunning details about job discrimination against LGBT people. According to the report,...

Texas abortion ban has implications for Pennsylvania — and 2022

On May 19, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) signed a law that bans abortions after six weeks, before most people even know they are pregnant....


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...

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...

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Boy band breaks the mold: All five members are gay

Ever since the mid-1980s, when record execs and producers realized you can copy the Jackson 5 and New Edition blueprint and sell a lot...

Mark My Words


On the New ‘L Word,’ Everybody’s Invited to the Party

What did the first run of “The L Word” get wrong? It’s a question that was posed to veteran stars Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey...


Should Gayborhood businesses mandate vaccines?

We’ve reached a plateau for Philadelphians getting vaccinated for Covid-19, and like every other region across the country, there are concerns that the virus...



Robert A. Schoenberg, 1944-2021

Robert A. Schoenberg, 76, passed away on August 2, 2021 at KeystoneCare, a residential hospice in Wyndmoor, PA, after a courageous battle with cancer....



Family Portrait

Alex Ringler: Fit and Fabulous

Angela Pinaglia: Gliding Through

SisterSpace is doing it for themselves

Frank Leone: On the Fringe



Having an Affair


Alex Ringler: Fit and Fabulous


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...