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Feds cut monkeypox vaccines to Philly

One week after the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine to allow healthcare providers to inject it intradermally...

Activists seek changes to health department’s monkeypox messaging and vaccination rollout

Members of Black and Latinx Community Control of Health (BLCC) and ACT UP Philadelphia met last week with staffers from the Philadelphia Department of...

Community health providers stress the need for hepatitis awareness and testing

When it comes to healthcare in the queer community, messaging about hepatitis awareness sometimes falls through the cracks, despite the fact that hepatitis C...

Homicides of gay men won’t be reported as hate crimes

The high-profile deaths of Naasire Johnson and Eric Pope won’t be reported as hate crimes, despite calls for such reporting by multiple advocates, a...

Harm reduction work has deep roots in LGBTQ communities

Much of the narrative around drug-related harm reduction is focused on initiatives that provide needle exchange and/or safe injection spaces, but local advocates are...

Meth addiction remains an LGBTQ issue, especially among gay and bi men

Crystal meth use, a longtime and still prevalent health concern in the LGBTQ community, started to become an issue in the late 1990s when...

Arts & Culture

Horoscopes: August 19 to 25

Aries: The sun’s move into Virgo on August 23 highlights your health, wellness, and work sector. You are putting more energy into personal matters...

Neil Patrick Harris on ‘Uncoupled’ and his ‘digital dong’ in ‘Gone Girl’

It wasn’t that it was hard, but when Neil Patrick Harris shot a scene for the new Netflix series “Uncoupled,” in which his character...

Horoscopes: August 12 to August 18

Horoscopes: August 5 to 11

Regional

Community Briefs: August 5, 2022

Temple to launch program focused on improving medical care for trans patients  Doctors at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine are putting together a...

National

Long before “Don’t Say Gay,” LGBTQ students were under attack

Legislative attacks on LGBTQ youth are not a new phenomena. As more LGBTQ secondary school students came out publicly in the ‘80s and ‘90s,...

Monkeypox vaccine distribution process failing as cases rise

When will the federal government stop misrepresenting the availability of monkeypox vaccines and acknowledge it has mishandled the monkeypox health emergency? With 12,689 total...

FDA authorizes emergency change for monkeypox vaccine

As monkeypox cases continue to rise in the U.S., with 9,492 cases as of August 9, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in concert...

LIFE DURING COVID-19

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...

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...

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Homicides of gay men won’t be reported as hate crimes

The high-profile deaths of Naasire Johnson and Eric Pope won’t be reported as hate crimes, despite calls for such reporting by multiple advocates, a...

Mark My Words

Summertime TV and book pleasures

It’s Our Time

Beyond Stonewall, 30,000 feet up

Television

Neil Patrick Harris on ‘Uncoupled’ and his ‘digital dong’ in ‘Gone Girl’

It wasn’t that it was hard, but when Neil Patrick Harris shot a scene for the new Netflix series “Uncoupled,” in which his character...

Editorial

We’re all connected

Last month, I accompanied PGN Publisher Mark Segal on a trip to the U.K. hosted by Shea Coffey at Medway Pride Radio. Getting to...

FILM

Obituaries

Rita Addessa, lesbian civil rights activist, dies at 76

Rita Addessa, civil rights activist and the first executive director of the Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force (PLGTF, later the Pennsylvania Lesbian and...

James D. “Jimmy” Calnan

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2019: LGBTQ YEAR IN REVIEW

Having an Affair