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Friday, July 30, 2021


Largest ever Trans Wellness Conference continues to evolve, with room to grow

The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (PTWC) took place virtually from July 22-24, 2021, after having been postponed in 2020 due to pandemic safety measures....

Washington killer sentenced; new evidence in Fells case

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) announced updates on the murders of trans women Michelle “Tameka” Washington and Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells at a July...

All Philly public schools to have gender neutral bathrooms

Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, which begins August 31, every building in the Philadelphia School District will have at least one single-stall gender-neutral...

Judge sides with city on Morris records

In a one-page ruling this week, a Philadelphia judge denied PGN’s request for additional records in the Nizah Morris case, despite a prior court...

Community orgs continue Covid-19 vaccine push

Nearly 900,000 Philadelphians have been vaccinated for Covid-19 according to data gathered by city health officials, but local organizations are continuing to go into...

Trans and nonbinary icons to be honored in new murals

Two murals celebrating transgender and nonbinary Philadelphians will soon be installed in the city — one on the facade of Philly AIDS Thrift in...

Arts & Culture

Horoscopes: July 30 – August 5, 2021

Aries: The beauty is in the details and the lesson is in the journey. Pushing yourself to extremes does not always spell “victory.” Your...

How ‘Fear Street’ Became Queer Street

Phil Graziadei, the openly gay screenwriter behind Netflix’s new queer-inclusive film trilogy based on spook master R.L. Stine’s classic “Fear Street” series, remembers those...

Horoscopes: July 23 – 29, 2021

Joel Correa: Faces, Fashion and Fun

Horoscopes: July 16 – 22, 2021

Lee Singletary: Creating New Worlds


Pennsylvania Youth Congress calls out corporations for lack of LGBTQ support

In June, as corporations donned rainbow merchandise and updated their logos for Pride, the Pennsylvania Youth Congress was sending a message: companies who celebrate...


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...

Senate unanimously confirms two LGBTQ women to top military positions

In an historic action, the Senate confirmed Gina Ortiz Jones and Shawn Skelly to top military positions with unanimous consent. Gina Ortiz Jones will serve...

Report shows more women and racial LGBTQ diversity in films

A new report from the media advocacy group GLAAD reveals that queer women and racial LGBTQ+ diversity were prominent in 2020 films from major...


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...

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...


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Crazy Sexy Time with Dan Stevens

As closeted Russian pop prince Alexander Lemtov, actor Dan Stevens shows up in the Netflix comedy “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”...

Mark My Words

Telling the truth about our history

A 100-year-old lesbian rebel

Summertime reading with a twist


“Unsanitized” for your protection: an interview with Bianca Del Rio

Could there possibly be a better way to spend one’s birthday than interviewing RuPaul’s Drag Race’s season six champion Bianca Del Rio? I’ll have...


Compromise is not a dirty word

In 2021, ‘compromise’ seems to be a controversial word. Our politicians in Washington seem incapable of acting on anything, even legislation supported by a...



Irene Benedetti, longtime LGBT advocate, 79

Irene Benedetti, a beloved member of the LGBT community, died May 30 of kidney failure at VITAS Hospice in South Philadelphia. She was 79...

Joseph Eugene Miller, 70



Family Portrait

Lee Singletary: Creating New Worlds

Amelia Mraz: The Bee’s Knees

Greg DeShields: Philly Strong!



Having an Affair


Troy Hendrickson: Down Pat


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...