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Aaron Bashir couches MAGA extremism in ‘common sense’ rhetoric

During the current election season, it behooves LGBTQ+ voters to carefully study the candidates in every race. This is particularly the case regarding Republican...

Philly’s disabled performers talk about the impacts of ableism on LGBTQ+ nightlife

According to the Movement Advancement Project, almost 40% of LGBTQ+ adults are disabled, and the 2020 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System puts that figure...

VIDEO: Paynter’s Platters gives back to Philly’s community

Paynter’s Platters is a Black and LGBTQ-owned catering company largely servicing the Philadelphia area, with New Jersey roots. For owner Ryen Paynter, it’s all...

Temple prof empowers students with hands-on learning and leadership at Pride

“ are already taking over the reins — and that to me is incredibly powerful,” said Scott Gratson, Temple University’s director of undergraduate studies...

Tara Rose Brown becomes first full-time staffer with Philadelphia Children’s Movement

“I often felt at times when I was a youth that I did not have the spaces or the people to be able to...

LGBTQ-friendly gym is sued for alleged noise violations

NovemFit, a gym in Fishtown that has a large percentage of LGBTQ+ members, is the subject of a lawsuit that claims its violating permissible...

Arts & Culture

BlackStar Film Festival returns with more LGBTQ+ films

The 13th edition of the venerable BlackStar Film Festival, screens in area theaters and online Aug. 1-4. The program showcases the best in “Black,...

Documentary showcases the complex women behind Indigo Girls

For almost four decades, Indigo Girls have been at the forefront of the women’s music scene. And given that they have been out of...

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Regional

New LGBTQIA+ advisory body announced in Montgomery County

On June 27, the Montgomery County (Pa.) Board of Commissioners announced its creation of the Montgomery County Commission on LGBTQIA+ Affairs. It’s the only...

National

Analysis: After bad debate, pundits call for Biden to withdraw

Starting mere minutes after the first presidential debate between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, mainstream media pundits, former Obama strategists and New York...

Biden speaks at Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center to commemorate Pride Month

No national news network telecast reported on President Joe Biden’s address at the opening of New York City’s Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center to...

Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center opens in NYC

Diana Rodriguez, who grew up in Jersey City, often met her uncle, Tony, in New York for lunch. They typically ate near 23rd St....

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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‘My Lady Jane’: History that doesn’t take itself seriously

The irreverent new series, “My Lady Jane,” now available on Prime Video, is a revisionist take on the Tudors in general and Lady Jane...

Editorial

We need more sober spaces in the LGBTQ+ community

I’ll admit that I like to party and shut down bars just as much as any other queer but it’s also not something I...

FILM

Obituaries

Anita Cornwell, groundbreaking Black lesbian writer, dies at 99

Anita Cornwell passed away May 27 in Germantown “surrounded by the compassionate women who cared for her,” her literary executor, Briona Simone Jones, said....

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