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New Philly Ad Club president Steve Rosen values diversity

Steve Rosen, who was recently named president of the Philly Ad Club, wants people with more diverse job experiences to explore work opportunities in...

Philadelphia’s Dyke March returns after multi-year pause

“I was living in DC and came out to my family in 2016 — so when I moved to Philly, I was really intentional...

VIDEO: Filmmaker Chet Pancake speaks on Temple film program, diversity in media

Chet Pancake is an award-winning filmmaker and media artist based in Philadelphia. Through his work and artistry, Chet — a transgender man — seeks...

State trooper who arrested Celena Morrison-McLean has been fired

The state trooper who made a controversial arrest of trans woman Celena Morrison-McLean and her husband Darius McLean during a traffic stop on the...

Philadelphia drag performer Daelicious O’hare Mizani dies following attack

“Right now, the only thing I’m thinking about is justice,” said a performer who goes by Dalyla Mizani Cristal in an Instagram Live around...

Local Methodists respond to new policies for LGBTQ+ people and pastors

“It’s a new day in our United Methodist Church,” said Barbara Revere — the Sunday morning liturgist on May 5 at First United Methodist...

Arts & Culture

Philadelphia Film Society to showcase Pedro Almodóvar’s filmography

The Philadelphia Film Society is offering a retrospective of eight films by gay writer/director Pedro Almodóvar in June with Absolutely Almodóvar!. His distinctive brand...

Deep Inside Hollywood: Pharrell Williams musical, Aubrey Plaza’s ‘Old Ass’ and more

Janelle Monáe joins cast of new Pharrell Williams-produced musical The film doesn’t have a title yet but it already has plenty of heat. It’s a...

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Regional

Activists approach new PA advocacy group with caution

Fairness Pennsylvania, a new statewide LGBTQ+ advocacy group is forming in Pennsylvania. It’s the brainchild of organizers leading Fairness West Virginia, a statewide LGBTQ+...

National

HRC spends $15M to blitz states for Biden

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Kelley Robinson has seen the latest polls which have President Joe Biden trailing former president Donald Trump and she’s...

Two court rulings favor LGBTQ+ rights

Maryland parents can’t opt kids out of LGBTQ+ book curriculum, court rules In a contentious ruling, a divided federal appeals court has rejected efforts by...

FBI, DHS warn terrorist orgs could target Pride month events

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued a Public Service Announcement warning about Pride month events being targeted in the U.S....

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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Television

‘Danny Will Die Alone’: Lancaster native talks sex and dating in new comedy series

Out Lancaster native Jack Tracy’s webseries, “Danny Will Die Alone,” available May 16 on Dekkoo, recounts the title character’s misadventures dating in New York...

Editorial

J.K. Rowling, Elon Musk and Tiresome Transphobia

We did not have agreeing with Elon Musk on our 2024 bingo card but here we are.  “Harry Potter” author and known transphobe J.K. Rowling...

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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2019: LGBTQ YEAR IN REVIEW

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