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Landau, judicial candidates receive endorsements from Democratic City Committee

Three openly LGBTQ candidates for office received endorsements from the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee this week: Rue Landau for City Council at-large, and Wade...

Mayoral candidates’ LGBTQ staffers speak on inclusivity

Earl Fowlkes works for Derek Green’s campaign as the principal liaison for the LGBTQ community. In this role, Fowlkes, who is openly gay, connects...

Philly’s LGBTQ municipal candidates plan to work for the people

As more and more LGBTQ people are running for office on the state and federal level, so too are queer people running for positions...

Mayoral candidates make their case to the LGBTQ community

The William Way LGBT Community Center hosted candidates for mayor at a meet and greet event on January 23, with each candidate given two...

Mayor’s Office reflects on LGBTQ advancements and hopes for the next administration

In a written statement to PGN, Mayor Jim Kenney reflected on his work with the LGBTQ community. "Over the last seven years and now going...

Penn’s Mask and Wig Club opens up membership to all genders

The Mask and Wig Club, Penn’s musical comedy troupe, recently opened its doors to members of all genders after roughly 133 years of restricting...

Arts & Culture

Horoscopes: February 3 to 9

Aries: This week’s highlight is most certainly the February 5 full moon in fellow fire sign Leo. Leo lunations always make us think and...

Billy Porter’s calling comes through artistry

Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winner Billy Porter needs no introduction, especially to the many fans of his character Pray Tell on Ryan Murphy’s hit...

Horoscopes: January 27 to February 2

Ryan Bunch: His Wonderful World

Horoscopes: January 20 to 26

Regional

Lesbian couple plead guilty to avoid death penalty in starvation deaths

A lesbian couple from Lycoming County, Echo L. Butler, 27, and Marie Snyder, 33, have avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty to extensive...

National

Pope Francis’ statements welcomed by LGBTQ supporters

“Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Pope Francis said during an exclusive interview January 24 with The Associated Press. It was a declaration that, like...

FDA proposes revised blood donor assessments, but some restrictions remain

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Jan. 27 a proposal to amend its recommendations for evaluating blood donations for men who...

U.S. Dept. of Health appeals ruling on LGBTQ bias policy

On January 20, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra filed an appeal in the case of the “State of Texas and the State...

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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LOCAL EVENTS

Mark My Words

Rue Landau’s historic endorsement

How Far We’ve Come

Television

Deep Inside Hollywood: Titus Burgess wants ‘The Preacher’s Wife’ on Broadway ASAP

Titus Burgess, star of the late great sitcom “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” is also on his way to being a Broadway mogul. He bought the...

Editorial

Some questions for the Central Bucks school board

The Central Bucks school board recently banned teachers from displaying Pride flags, but more on that in a moment. The board, which has a...

FILM

Obituaries

In memory of John Pantages

John (Johnny) Pantages of Philadelphia passed away peacefully at home on December 20, 2022. He was 92 years young. John was born in Brooklyn,...

Columns

Parenting

Family Portrait

Ryan Bunch: His Wonderful World

Morabito: Moving and Grooving

Jade McLeod: You Oughta Know

Legal

2019: LGBTQ YEAR IN REVIEW

Having an Affair