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New CRISPR-based HIV therapy could eliminate need for antiretrovirals

As part of breakthrough curative research on HIV, a gene-editing therapy for HIV has for the first time been administered to a human living...

Man alleging childhood sex abuse seeks day in court

Attorneys for a man who allegedly was raped by his Archdiocese of Philadelphia school teacher 40 years ago are trying to use New Jersey’s...

OutFest street festival canceled, but other gayborhood events remain

Philadelphia will not have an OutFest street festival October 9, despite organizers’ hopes that the event would happen. A community member with knowledge of...

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...

Arts & Culture

Queer Crossword: “Funny Faith”

Across  1 Member of a Dumas threesome  6 Know, to Frida 10 City where Dick Button won gold 14 Be rude in line 15 Pink and lavender 16 Watermelon "ammo" 17...

John C. Butts: Walking for Change

This world is sometimes characterized as a dog eat dog world, with people getting more angry and self involved every day, but I’m more...

Horoscopes: September 30 to October 6

Tuc Watkins on Queer TV, Then and Now

Miguel Martinez-Valle: Celebrating Visibility

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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OutFest street festival canceled, but other gayborhood events remain

Philadelphia will not have an OutFest street festival October 9, despite organizers’ hopes that the event would happen. A community member with knowledge of...

Mark My Words

No Hangers or Closets

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

The lessons of LGBTQ History Month

Every year in October, we bring you stories from those who changed the trajectory of our community. From groups like Gay Liberation Front to...

FILM

Obituaries

Urvashi Vaid: A Voice for Liberation and Justice

When Urvashi Vaid died at 63 in May 2022 after a valiant fight with breast cancer, thousands of LGBTQ people who had been touched...

Columns

Parenting

Family Portrait

John C. Butts: Walking for Change

Miguel Martinez-Valle: Celebrating Visibility

AZ Espinoza: Liberation for Everyone

Jeremy M. Gibson: Simply the Best

Legal

2019: LGBTQ YEAR IN REVIEW

Having an Affair