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CDC report: STIs reach all-time high for sixth consecutive year

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a new report on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the numbers are grim. An...

Philly Pride Festival to take place in September

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A revamped LGBTQ Pride Festival is moving to September at Penn’s Landing, organizers told PGN.  “We’re going to do a pride event because we know...

GALAEI welcomes new executive director, mission, and program updates

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Philly’s QTBIPOC radical social justice organization GALAEI has undergone some personnel, program and mission changes. The organization recently welcomed Ashley L. Coleman as permanent...

DOJ issues trans-friendly prison statement

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On April 22, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a court document supportive of Ashley Diamond, a trans inmate in Georgia who’s trying to...

University staff reflect on assisting LGBTQ college students during pandemic

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college students have had to live their lives a little differently than initially planned. This includes taking online classes...

Bradbury-Sullivan Center provides comfort via pop-up vaccine clinics

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More and more LGBT community centers are holding vaccine clinics to get shots into the arms of people in marginalized communities. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community...

New poll shows Americans oppose anti-trans laws

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At a televised town hall at the Philadelphia Constitution Center on October 15, 2020, then-presidential nominee Joe Biden had a riveting exchange with the...

Queer Spaces Project: Protecting, Preserving, and Living with LGBTQ+ History

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The Queer Spaces Project is a new initiative recently launched to celebrate, document and and explore “the diverse histories, material culture and narratives of...

NJ gov. appoints second out LGBTQ person to cabinet

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently welcomed Shawn LaTourette as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection. LaTourette is the first out LGBTQ+ person...

Gay emergency medicine doctor joins U.S. Senate race

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Dr. Kevin Baumlin, chief of emergency and urgent care services at Pennsylvania Hospital, recently joined the Democratic primary race for the U.S. Senate. If...

HIV-positive bisexual man sues his former employer

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“John Doe,” an HIV-positive bisexual man, has filed suit against his former employer, claiming he was wrongfully demoted and subsequently terminated after his health...

Dawn Segal recommended for reinstatement by state board

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Dawn A. Segal, a former judge who was disbarred due to improper conversations with another judge, has been recommended for reinstatement as an attorney...

Lovitz announces candidacy for Pa. House; pens exclusive op-ed for PGN

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LGBTQ community leader Jonathan Lovitz announced on April 19 his candidacy for State Representative of the 182nd District seat. Lovitz has been the Senior...

African-American lesbian sues her former employer

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Nafeisa Johnson, an African-American lesbian, has filed suit against Northeast Building Products, alleging wrongful termination and other unlawful acts allegedly due to her race...

New study shows LGBTQ discrimination still high in U.S.

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A new study from the Williams Institute details how widespread discrimination against LGBTQ people is across all sectors of society. The study found employees in...

Philadelphia’s KYW at center of investigation of toxic work culture at...

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In a major shake-up at the network, Peter Dunn, president of CBS television stations, and David Friend, senior vice president of news for television...

Office of LGBT Affairs welcomes new deputy director

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The Mayor’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has welcomed Erik Larson as the new deputy director of LGBT Affairs. Larson started working for...

City opposes PGN’s request for transparency in Morris case

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Last week, city attorneys sought the dismissal of PGN’s motion for enforcement of a 2008 court order mandating transparency in the Nizah Morris case....

Fired gay postal worker appeals to Third Circuit

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An openly-gay former postal worker is appealing the dismissal of his antibias lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service to the Third Circuit Court of...

Michael Lewis Thompson

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Michael Lewis Thompson, 61, died suddenly on 2 February 2021. He is survived by his life-partner of 26 years, Michael J. LoFurno.   The two met...

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