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Harm reduction work has deep roots in LGBTQ communities

Much of the narrative around drug-related harm reduction is focused on initiatives that provide needle exchange and/or safe injection spaces, but local advocates are...

Health officials and leaders answer monkeypox questions at town hall

To spread awareness among the growing monkeypox crisis in the U.S. and worldwide, Mazzoni Center hosted a town hall on August 2 with city...

Community leaders voice concerns about monkeypox at Mazzoni Center press conference

In response to rising monkeypox cases locally, nationally and globally, Mazzoni Center held a press conference at its Bainbridge Street location on July 29,...

City announces targeted vaccine response to monkeypox

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced that five local health clinics have been allocated doses of monkeypox vaccine for distribution to individuals at...

Philly expands protections for trans and gender diverse youth

Trans and gender nonconforming youth now have a set of nondiscrimination protections in Philadelphia schools and organizations serving children and teens, thanks to new...

Rita Addessa, lesbian civil rights activist, dies at 76

Rita Addessa, civil rights activist and the first executive director of the Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force (PLGTF, later the Pennsylvania Lesbian and...

Arts & Culture

Horoscopes: August 12 to August 18

Aries: Venus in harmony with your sun sign starting on August 11 and into the next three weeks makes this period all about you....

Fight the Queer Book Ban By Lovin’ Up on These New LGBTQ+ Reads

No matter what Republicans tell you, there’s never a bad time to get lost in a queer book. But now just happens to be...

Horoscopes: August 5 to 11

Ruthie Slevin: From West to East

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Community Briefs: August 5, 2022

Temple to launch program focused on improving medical care for trans patients  Doctors at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine are putting together a...

National

FDA authorizes emergency change for monkeypox vaccine

As monkeypox cases continue to rise in the U.S., with 9,492 cases as of August 9, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in concert...

GOP attorneys general sue USDA over LGBTQ+ school lunch policy

On May 5 the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) launched a new initiative to help end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in accessing nutrition programs....

Analysis: Ron DeSantis’s War on LGBTQ People

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis is positioning himself for a presidential run in 2024. DeSantis is, unquestionably, using LGBTQ people to bolster his conservative...

LIFE DURING COVID-19

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...

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...

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Confessions from an imperfect parent

A few years back, when my oldest, Jackson, was just over a year old and I was drowning in the pressures of new motherhood,...

Mark My Words

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It’s Our Time

Beyond Stonewall, 30,000 feet up

Television

Deep Inside Hollywood: Clea DuVall takes a ‘Day Job’

We’ve admired Clea DuVall’s no-nonsense demeanor as an actor since the’ 90s in “But I’m A Cheerleader,” all the way up to projects like...

Editorial

Talk to your sex partners about monkeypox

The sad truth is that the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. is worse than what is being reported by the government. The CDC has...

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Obituaries

Rita Addessa, lesbian civil rights activist, dies at 76

Rita Addessa, civil rights activist and the first executive director of the Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force (PLGTF, later the Pennsylvania Lesbian and...

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2019: LGBTQ YEAR IN REVIEW

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