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Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus set for first in-person show in two years

The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus will perform in-person this December, just in time to mark the group's 40th season. The "Shine" holiday concert, running...

Philadelphia settles for $2M with Catholic Social Services in LGBTQ foster care lawsuit

The decision was unanimous. On June 17, in a 9-0 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court found the City of Philadelphia violated the First Amendment...

Project HOME expands supportive housing for Philadelphians experiencing homelessness

In late October, a ribbon was cut at the newly constructed Maguire Residence in Kensington, a housing facility for people who previously experienced homelessness....

A look at Philadelphia’s LGBTQ judges

The city of Philadelphia currently has seven openly LGBTQ judges, all on the Court of Common Pleas, with an eighth joining Municipal Court in...

A personal interview with President Judge Idee Fox

As President Judge of Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, Idee Fox is responsible for implementing court rules, assigning newly elected or appointed judges to...

Homelessness, unemployment remain issues for trans community members

Both homelessness and unemployment were cited as two persistent problems for many Philadelphia trans people, according to panelists at a Nov. 10 forum called...

Arts & Culture

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus set for first in-person show in two years

The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus will perform in-person this December, just in time to mark the group's 40th season. The "Shine" holiday concert, running...

Horoscopes: Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2021

Aries: The sun and Mercury in fiery Sagittarius this week highlights our forward momentum, we are idealistic, curious and adventurous. There is an undercurrent...

Q-Music: Men with a past

Franco Urban: The Uniqueness of Nature

Two Sister Queens for Christmas

Horoscopes: Nov. 19 – 25, 2021

Carolyn Natrin: Inspiring Small Business



Over 1,000 LGBTQ people to serve in public office in 2022

When those who won their races in the November election are sworn into office, the U.S. will have hit an historic milestone: There will...

Breast cancer awareness for LBTQ people

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yet despite annual awareness campaigns with pink lights and pink ribbons everywhere throughout the month, breast cancer remains...

Pennsylvania’s Off-Year Election Is Crucial to 2024

The statistics are bold and undeniable: In one term, Donald Trump secured 33 percent of the U.S. Supreme Court justices and 30 percent of...


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...



After ‘Younger,’ Nico Tortorella Is Ready for the Future of Masculinity

For six seasons, queer nonbinary actor, activist and author Nico Tortorella has starred as Josh, the delightfully brooding (straight) tattoo artist, on super-queer TV...

Mark My Words

The Other Thanksgiving

Gen Z’s ageism, Pride, and their Thongs


“Grantchester” Goes Gay

This article contains minor spoilers. “Grantchester” is a British ITV detective drama set in the 1950s English Cambridgeshire village of the same name. The series,...


Finding joy in troubling times

It can be difficult to be thankful amid such a turbulent time in history. Bad news and uncertainty seems to come in all varieties...



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

Carolyn Natrin: Inspiring Small Business

Robert Kotonly: Bringing the Razzle Dazzle

Treva Hall Melvin: Ready to Rise



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