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Sunday, October 24, 2021


Philadelphia FIGHT and Jane Shull honored for work in HIV research and care

In recognition of deep-rooted contributions to HIV research, education and care, The Wistar Institute will present its Legacy Awards to Philadelphia FIGHT; Jane Shull,...

Gay man sues Devereaux for wrongful termination

George Gorham, a former employee of Devereux Foundation, has filed suit against the behavioral-health agency for alleged wrongful termination due to his sexual orientation. Devereux...

Photographers push for equality in the wedding industry

When Amanda Swiger got married back in April 2014, she and her fiance Jasmine faced struggles some other couples wouldn’t. With their marriage not yet...

PGN celebrates 45 years of activism with historical marker unveiling

A state historical marker recognizing Philadelphia Gay News was unveiled October 13 at the site of PGN’s first office, 233 S. 13th Street. Before...

Philly’s trans community and allies come together for annual Trans March

In the continued fight for transgender rights, roughly 200 people showed up to the annual Philly Trans March (PTM), the peaceful rally demanding justice,...

Attorney continues to challenge statewide antibias rule

A Philadelphia attorney continues to challenge a statewide antibias rule that would prohibit attorneys from engaging in harassment or discrimination due to LGBT status...

Arts & Culture

Horoscopes: Oct. 22 – 28, 2021

Aries: This week, as the sun enters Scorpio, you feel yourself getting in touch with your innermost desires and deepest thoughts. During this time...

Sapphira Cristál: Shining Bright

Sparkly dresses, high heeled shoes, a tiara and sash, all items that conjure up images of one of Atlantic cities most iconic events. I’m...

Horoscopes: October 15 – 21, 2021

Emily Sturges: From coast to coast

My personal LGBTQ film history



Dr. Rachel Levine sworn in as four-star admiral in U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Dr. Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services and the highest ranking trans official in the Biden Administration, was sworn in October...

National Association of Women Judges will no longer hold conferences in states with anti-LGBTQ laws

In a move that was not without controversy, the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) passed a resolution barring future NAWJ conferences from being...

Combating and destigmatizing domestic violence

The murder of 22-year-old YouTube influencer Gabby Petito should have been a headline for this Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but it isn’t. Although mainstream...


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...



Trans comedian and activist with Philly roots dies by suicide

Daphne Dorman, a trans activist and comedian who was a Philadelphia native, died by suicide last weekend. She was 44 years old.  ...

Crazy Sexy Time with Dan Stevens

Mark My Words


Deep Inside Hollywood: Another rotten week in paradise with ‘The White Lotus’

We watched “The White Lotus.” You watched “The White Lotus.” All queers watched “The White Lotus.” (Note: we realize this is false, but we’re...


From 1976 to Now

Compared to 45 years ago, when PGN first started, those of us who work here have a much more comfortable life. Physically, we have...



Robert A. Schoenberg, 1944-2021

Robert A. Schoenberg, 76, passed away on August 2, 2021 at KeystoneCare, a residential hospice in Wyndmoor, PA, after a courageous battle with cancer....



Family Portrait

Sapphira Cristál: Shining Bright

Emily Sturges: From coast to coast

Billy Gilman: Singing with heart

Herb Tapper: By Design



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