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Sunday, April 18, 2021


African-American lesbian sues her former employer

Nafeisa Johnson, an African-American lesbian, has filed suit against Northeast Building Products, alleging wrongful termination and other unlawful acts allegedly due to her race...

Philadelphia’s KYW at center of investigation of toxic work culture at CBS

In a major shake-up at the network, Peter Dunn, president of CBS television stations, and David Friend, senior vice president of news for television...

Office of LGBT Affairs welcomes new deputy director

The Mayor’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has welcomed Erik Larson as the new deputy director of LGBT Affairs. Larson started working for...

City opposes PGN’s request for transparency in Morris case

Last week, city attorneys sought the dismissal of PGN’s motion for enforcement of a 2008 court order mandating transparency in the Nizah Morris case....

Gay man sues Philadelphia Parking Authority

Darryl Watson, an African-American gay man, says he was unlawfully fired as a data analyst at the Philadelphia Parking Authority shortly after supervisors discovered...

Over 200 LGBTQ+ people receive COVID-19 vaccine at WWCC

William Way LGBT Community Center, in partnership with Philadelphia FIGHT, held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on April 6 for Philadelphia LGBTQ+ community members in...

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Horoscopes: April 16 – 22, 2021

Aries: This week Juno retrograde in Sagittarius, which lasts on through the summer. can turn up the heat and the drama on our relationships.The...

SisterSpace and Holly Near: Making beautiful music.

This column was designed to introduce us to different people in the LGBTQ community. This week is a little different in that I hope...

Horoscopes: April 9 – 16, 2021

Flipping the script on Suzi Nash

Horoscopes: April 2 – 8, 2021


Fired gay postal worker appeals to Third Circuit

An openly-gay former postal worker is appealing the dismissal of his antibias lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service to the Third Circuit Court of...


New study shows LGBTQ discrimination still high in U.S.

A new study from the Williams Institute details how widespread discrimination against LGBTQ people is across all sectors of society. The study found employees in...

Gay media assocation bans meetings in Georgia

The National LGBT Media Association (NGMA), composed of the 12 largest LGBTQ publications in the nation including Philadelphia Gay News, recently passed a resolution...

Conservative justices angered by SCOTUS refusal to hear religious accommodation cases

On April 5, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal that could have further expanded religious freedom accommodations in the workplace. Two...


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...

LGBTQ seniors at JCAA get Covid-19 vaccinations

Residents of the John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly Senior Apartments received their first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week, with second doses scheduled...

New report shows LGBTQ people disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

A new report from the Movement Advancement Project, which compiled the data and presented the report based on polling data. shows that LGBTQ households...

Thanksgiving During a Pandemic: How the LGBTQ Community is Celebrating During Lockdown

For this Thanksgiving holiday, the CDC has advised Americans to stay at home and not travel. In Philadelphia, indoor gatherings of more than one...

COVID-19 spikes in Philadelphia

Philadelphia had its single largest increase in Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, with 879 new confirmed cases of the virus. Last week, the average of...

LGBTQ health orgs provide mental, physical health services amid rising COVID cases

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, Gayborhood health organizations are doing what they can to provide both mental and...


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Brontez Purnell’s “100 Boyfriends” reveals the lives of gay Black men

It is perhaps impossible to count the exact number of boyfriends in Brontez Purnell’s “100 Boyfriends,” his dazzling collection of stories about gay Black...

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Deep Inside Hollywood: Amber Ruffin joins ‘Some Like It Hot’

The stage musical version of “Some Like it Hot” is due on Broadway in 2022, and the production has scored the talents of two...


Voter suppression is an LGBTQ issue

With the plethora of sports organizations, corporations and other groups boycotting the state of Georgia, it’s clear that Republican-led voter suppression has not only...



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Michael Lewis Thompson, 61, died suddenly on 2 February 2021. He is survived by his life-partner of 26 years, Michael J. LoFurno.   The two met...

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Women lost all the jobs in December

In the December monthly jobs report from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it was revealed that the US lost 140,000 jobs...