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Friday, September 29, 2023


Killer of gay man allegedly involved in recent city looting

This story has been updated with the correct bail amounts for both cases. Kenneth Frye, the alleged murderer of Eric Pope, was arrested this week...

Gayborhood block renamed for renowned Philly drag queen of color

Philly has a rich history of drag performance, so it stands to reason that the 200 block of Quince Street in the Gayborhood was...

Memorial services honor Black lesbian feminist writer Anita Cornwell

Cheryl Clarke opened a virtual memorial service for Anita Cornwell, who died in May at age 99, by reading a passage from Cornwell’s book...

Trans woman sues Drexel for alleged insurance bias

A Philadelphia transgender woman has filed suit against Drexel University, claiming the university hasn’t provided her with proper health-insurance coverage.  “Jane Doe” filed suit in...

PCA inaugurates advisory council for LGBTQ+ elders

Older LGBTQ+ people have generally lived lifetimes coping with a variety of adversities specific to their community: discrimination, stigma, violence and disease. The Philadelphia...

Conservatives call on PA to leave American Library Association

This past July, conservative members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives started to call on the state to leave the American Library Association (ALA)....

Arts & Culture

Out actor Frankie Grande to star in Bucks County’s ‘Rocky Horror Show’

It’s generally conceded that certain movies comprise Gay Culture 101, including “The Wizard of Oz,” “All About Eve,” and, of course, “The Rocky Horror...

Horoscopes: Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2023

Aries: This week, Mercury enters Libra where it highlights your partnership sector with the powers of learning, listening and connecting. It’s a time where...

Joe McFetridge: Picture Perfect

Horoscopes: Sept. 22-28, 2023

Out comedian to ‘Sashay” through Philly

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International beauty pageant elevates trans voices

Trans women have been shining queens for years, but in 2024, one woman will be crowned Miss International Queen USA. Funded by the US-based LGBTQ+...


Suicide is an LGBTQ Issue

It’s National Suicide Prevention Week — an annual week-long campaign to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and...

Analysis: LGBTQ+ students face new laws as they head back to school

Most straight and cisgender students will be starting school this fall as usual with only a new backpack, fresh notebooks and maybe a new...

Judge won’t allow parents to opt out of lessons with LGBTQ+ books

The latest in a series of court challenges pitting religious freedoms against school curricula was decided Aug. 25 in Maryland. A federal judge has...


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...



Mark My Words

Never forget your history

Some logical political predictions


Jeff Hiller is bringing ‘a touch of fugs’ to queer-inclusive TV

It’s hard to imagine Jeff Hiller making people mad. But in 2004, that was the 46-year-old comedian and actor’s job. It was his responsibility...


How to avoid homophobia and transphobia

As a suspect is charged with murder and murder as a hate crime in the killing of O'Shae Sibley, it doesn’t mean that homophobic...



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....



Family Portrait

Joe McFetridge: Picture Perfect

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Vicky Pasche: Fashion and Fit

Ricky Sifford: Pride and pups!



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