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Philly artists show some ‘Love’ for Women’s History Month

Portraits of Barbara Gittings, Gloria Casarez and Nizah Morris will be on display in Philadelphia for the month of March. Visit Philadelphia...

New exhibit confronts societal constructs

Subversion, a group exhibition juried by Alice Oh presented by Philadelphia Sculptors and Da Vinci Art Alliance opened with a public reception...

Platonic touch circle centers folks of color

After attending Sex Down South, a sexuality conference centering people of color, Black queer femme Tiffany Lashai Curtis envisioned creating a platonic...

Trans Art Market popping up in spring

Philly trans artists Mel Calantropio and Meg Potoma are launching Philly’s first Trans Art Market, 2-6 p.m. March 28 at Tattooed Mom.

Queer photographer talks creative process, debut at William Way

William Way LGBT Community Center is presenting "Second Nature," the first solo exhibition by artist Briana Shewan. The artwork explores the artist's...

Out gay entertainer talks Great American Songbook

Out gay entertainer Michael Feinstein is known for his work archiving and chronicling the Great American Songbook. Over the course of his...

William Way opens exhibit centering 1950s-60s queer life

LGBTQ people who have come of age and are living in today’s cities are accustomed to having access to a well-formed queer...

Burlesque show in Bucks County benefits HIV/AIDS organization

On Jan. 26, residents of the Lambertville/New Hope area can combine cocktails and a good cause at Burlesque in Bucks LIVE, a...

Fishtown loses art and workshop space centering women and nonbinary artists

After over two years in business in the Philadelphia arts community, The Common Room will close its doors on Jan. 31.

A night of entertainment supporting sex workers

Comedy, camaraderie and a good cause will be on display later this month at Solidarity Is Sweet, an evening of entertainment designed...

Film

Out actor talks queer role in ‘Almost Love’

Out actor Scott Evans gives a sensitive, ingratiating performance in the genial new film, “Almost Love,” available April 3 on demand.

Coronavirus’ impact on qFLIX, queer filmmakers

The postponement of qFLIX because of COVID-19 is disappointing for the organizers and moviegoers but also for the talent that was planning...

Queer film explores trauma, healing

Matthew Fifer makes an auspicious feature film debut with “Cicada,” screening at qFLIX, which is now delayed until July 12-19. The out...

qFLIX Film Festival gears up for 2020

qFLIX, Philadelphia’s LGBTQ film festival, returns March 22-29 offering dozens of features, shorts, and documentaries, as well as new media programs, talkbacks,...

“Breaking Fast” highlights queer muslims

Out gay writer/director Mike Mosallam’s fabulous romcom, “Breaking Fast” screens March 29 at 7:30 pm the Suzanne Roberts Theater as the closing...

First LGBTQ feature film set in Georgia plays locally

“And Then We Danced” is out gay writer and director Levan Akin’s captivating drama about a closeted young dancer in Tbilisi. The...

Art meets queer desire in ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Out lesbian director Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” opening Feb. 21 at the Ritz Five, is an exquisite, exceptional...

Kristin Stewart captures the essence of Jean Seberg in new biopic

Out actress Kristin Stewart plays the title character in “Seberg,” an engrossing character study opening at area theaters on Feb. 28. The...

Queer films to watch on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day approaching, sometimes a romantic dinner and a movie can be best enjoyed at home. With all the DVD, VOD...

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Mark My Words

Staying busy during the new coronavirus pandemic

Each of us is trying to find a way to deal with COVID-19. We could go on a rant about all the...

Despite hardships, we will deliver your news

As you read this, I will have passed my 14th day in self-quarantine. Oh, I’m fine. But I am a senior and...

The role we play in the pandemic

We are LGBT media. We were the lifeline during HIV/AIDS, and we will be there for our community now. Here's how we...

It’s all over, Dems have a nominee

What a headline and maybe premature, but not given a major or several major mistakes at the debate this Sunday between Biden...

Television

Philly local behind Xfinity’s LGBTQ content curation

Let’s face it: We’re all watching a lot more television than usual these days. It’s a natural byproduct of being stuck in...

Sean Hayes talks upcoming projects

“Lazy Susan” actor on playing a cisgender woman, “Will & Grace” ending and his new show. Under any...

Spanish-language series to stream during isolation

Self-quarantining for at least two weeks? Have you already organized that cluttered closet, reordered the spice rack, sponge-painted the bathroom and filed...

National

Media Trail: March 20, 2020

Indiana AG says state agencies can’t use nonbinary marker WFYI in Indianapolis reports that Indiana agencies are not allowed to...

LGBTQ community urged to take precautions over coronavirus

On March 11, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health,...

COVID-19

Dr. Rachel Levine: ‘Stay calm, stay home, stay well’

Pennsylvanians have been looking to one local trans woman for support and comfort over the last month: Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel...

GALAEI holds virtual sex-ed workshops during COVID-19 quarantine

As part of online initiatives to continue connecting with and educating the community during COVID-19 protocols, Philly’s LGBTQ+ Latinx social justice organization...

Gayborhood bars do their best in wake of COVID-19

Within just 30 hours, Tavern on Camac (TOC) and Ubar’s GoFundMe campaign to raise money for out-of-work staff met their goal of...

Local LGBTQ Democratic club hosts virtual COVID-19 info session with Penn physician

In lieu of its March 25 endorsement meeting, the members of Liberty City LGBTQ Democratic Club held a virtual meeting in which...

Editorial

What a time to be in the business of news. When COVID-19 is researched years from now, it is the stories published...

Obituaries

Terrence McNally, a prolific and successful playwright with a longstanding connection to Philadelphia, died on March 24, at 81. The cause was...

Columns

Milton Shapp and the Council for Sexual Minorities

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In March 1976, Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp, an ardent supporter of gay rights...

Keeping sane in our new reality

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I had originally written this column as a cutesy ode to all of...

Six productive ways to spend your time during coronavirus isolation

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As we all hunker down to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus,...

Dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s: Taking care of paperwork

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No matter your age or marital status, certain documents are necessary to...

Are gay men too hard on each other?

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Mental health concerns in the LGBTQ community are striking: conditions like depression, anxiety,...

In 1979, Rikers Island gave gay prisoners hope

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In May 1979, PGN writer Jack Veasey published a lengthy two-part feature on...

Parenting

Keeping sane in our new reality

I had originally written this column as a cutesy ode to all of the affordable ways Ashlee and I have found to...

Needing More Than a Moment: LGBTQ Representation in Children’s Media

The Academy Award-winning songwriters behind Disney’s “Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and husband Bobby Lopez, announced last week that they are working on Universal...

Emotional labor and the need for self-care

“We’re making our way into Savasana, our final resting pose.” Craaaaash.  “Take up lots of space,...

New kids’ LGBTQ-inclusive shows, books and music

One of the most frequent questions I hear from other LGBTQ parents is “Where can I find LGBTQ-inclusive books, shows and music...

Family Portrait

Michael Tyler Ramos: Helping Philly cope

Hello from Brewerytown, where I've been sequestered at home. I'm lucky that there's an Aldi's that's fairly well stocked around the corner...

Alan Chelak: The poet running Giovanni’s Room

These are interesting days. Many of us are self sequestering, seemingly isolated. Still, while forced into solitary confinement, people are finding ways...

Sandra Thompson: Fierce and Fabulous

Ugh! What a time we’re in! The film festivals I wrote about earlier this month have both been postponed (The Women’s Film...

Mikal Odom: Searching the past for our future

“We believe that experiencing our voices, stories and visions on film from around the world, from birth to death, from the loved...

Dining Out

Dig unearths fast healthy eats in Center City

There are many fast-casual healthy food options in the Rittenhouse area, but the newly opened Dig, 1616 Chestnut St., is trying to...

Franky Bradley’s feeds as well as it entertains

If you’re only visiting Franky Bradley’s to catch one of the venue’s many shows or cabaret drag performances and sip cocktails, you...

Guerilla Gay Bar gathers steam in Montco

Local community activist Richard Russell Buttacavoli is resurrecting a tradition in Montgomery County in the form of Guerilla Gay Bar, which has...

Cooking, training and, most importantly, giving

Damian Walther is the out gay founder and CEO of spoon, (yes, “spoon,” with a lowercase “s”), a new meal delivery service...

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Amid COVID-19 cancellations,Trans Day of Visibility celebrated online

Despite the continuation of Philadelphia’s Stay at Home Order and subsequent event cancellations, members of the transgender community, and allies, still celebrated...

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Gayborhood bars do their best in wake of COVID-19

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Throughout her dynamic three-decade career, Melissa Etheridge has beat cancer and weathered the devastating emotional toll of the AIDS crisis. Having overcome...

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Let’s face it: We’re all watching a lot more television than usual these days. It’s a natural byproduct of being stuck in...

Out actor talks queer role in ‘Almost Love’

Out actor Scott Evans gives a sensitive, ingratiating performance in the genial new film, “Almost Love,” available April 3 on demand.

During COVID-19

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COVID-19’s impact on LGBTQ participation in the 2020 U.S. Census

Continued measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 have altered life as we know it, including data collection measures...

Leaders in trans community share guidelines and resources during pandemic

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Terrence McNally dies of COVID-19 complications

Terrence McNally, a prolific and successful playwright with a longstanding connection to Philadelphia, died on March 24, at 81. The cause was...

Mutual aid at an organizational level helps those most at-risk during COVID-19

Since early last week, Executive Director of SisTers PGH Ciora Thomas and her fellow board members have diligently combed...

The emotional impact of social distancing

In my time as an artist and therapist, I’ve found that community is truly remarkable. There’s nothing more remarkable than the outpour...

Despite hardships, we will deliver your news

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FIGHT and Mazzoni provide services amid larger shutdowns

As the City of Philadelphia continues to impose restrictions to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, including Monday’s Stay at Home...

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