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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Gilead sued for HIV-related privacy invasions

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Gilead Sciences Inc., a biopharmaceutical company based in Foster City, California, was recently sued for allegedly violating HIV-privacy rights when sending out...

Philly LGBTQ bars participate in Cocktails-to-Go program

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Now that summer has unofficially begun, those craving a margarita from their favorite neighborhood bar are in luck. On May 21, Gov....

What do Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ seniors need?

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Earlier this month, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBT Affairs Rafael Alvarez, along with co-chairs of the Aging Workgroup Joanne...

Judge tosses out antigay conversion therapy lawsuit

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This month, a federal judge in Harrisburg dismissed the lawsuit of Adam Dobson, a gay man who claimed he was subjected to...

The Philadelphia Transgender Wellness Conference postponed until 2021

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This week, the Mazzoni Center regretfully announced that the Philadelphia Transgender Wellness Conference (PTWC), which was supposed to be held on June...

Philadelphia FIGHT presents virtual conference, Y-HEP re-opens

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Philadelphia FIGHT has been working to provide outreach and care to the HIV/AIDS community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. At press time, the...

Remembering Q. Todd Dickinson, LGBTQ activist and patent law leader

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According to friends and colleagues alike, Q. Todd Dickinson was a joyous, hard-working and passionate man, devoted to those he loved and...

Pride is not canceled in the Lehigh Valley

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Founder and Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Adrian Shanker, wants everyone to know that Allentown’s “Pride is not canceled;...

A step toward equity for Philly’s trans and nonbinary students

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Last week, the Philadelphia School District announced that nonbinary and transgender students would now be able to make system-wide name and pronouns...

Why LGBTQ folks should fill out the 2020 Census

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This week, the National LGBTQ Task Force launched phase two of their Queer the Census campaign. Queer the Census provides education on...

ACT UP demands new policies for Philadelphia’s COVID-19 housing crisis

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Last week, ACT UP in conjunction Black and Brown Worker’s Collective (BBWC), the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration (CADBI), Put People...

Pennsylvania becomes trailblazer in LGBTQ data collection

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This morning, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the Department of Health will include sexual orientation and gender identity questions on case history...

Hidden stakes for LGBTQ rights in SCOTUS birth control case

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The United States Supreme Courts’ hearing of Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania and Trump v....

Republican Penn. legislator calls for resignation of Dr. Rachel Levine

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Pennsylvania State Sen. Douglas V. Mastriano, a Republican from the south-central part of the state, is calling for the resignation of Health...

Trans activist chosen as CCP’s 2020 commencement speaker

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Kendall Stephens, a Black, transgender leader in the local trans community and one of PGN’s People of the Year in 2019, was...

Local Jewish Federation expands grants, includes LGBTQ initiatives

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia announced a groundbreaking change to its grant structure, releasing millions of dollars of designated program grants....

International News: May 15-21

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Korean media's focus on gay club in COVID-19 case further stigmatizes LGBT people A 29-year-old South Korean man who...

City and IBX launch mental health initiative in response to COVID-19

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“Amid the heightened uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental well-being is more important than ever,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. COVID-19 induced stress...

Nonprofit goes virtual to support the LGBTQ community during COVID-19

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The Metamorphosis Mobile Boutique is a volunteer-run nonprofit based on a mutual aid model that provides clothing and other resources to at-risk...

Mazzoni Center secures $50,000 grant from PHL COVID-19 Fund

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“I wanted to share some good news,” wrote the Mazzoni Center’s Director of Communications Larry Benjamin. Last week, the Mazzoni Center —...

Two lesbian films, one more month of social distancing

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Two films featuring lesbian characters are available this week for streaming.  “The Aerialist,” launching on Amazon June 5, is...

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