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Monday, August 3, 2020

Philly’s LGBTQ health orgs endure amid pandemic

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According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, at least 105-thousand healthcare personnel have been infected with COVID-19 and over 500...

Attorneys renew efforts for Morris documents

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Last month, a Center City law firm sent a demand letter to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office on behalf of PGN, seeking...

Record number of LGBTQ candidates in 2020

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More than 880 LGBTQ people across the country are running for elected office this year, according to a report released last week...

Trans woman shot in Northeast Philadelphia

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Philadelphia police are searching for the shooter of a 31-year-old trans woman of color early this morning. The woman, who was shot...

Attic Youth Center seeks new executive director

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The Attic Youth Center has begun a search for a new executive director, the organization announced via email Wednesday. Carrie Jacobs, the...

Paycheck Protection Program money given to anti-LGBT organizations

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a list of 650,000 recipients of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Organizations listed...

Trump’s new asylum rules could end access for LGBT+ asylum seekers

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While the country and world is focused on the surging coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Justice and the U.S. State Department are...

Anti-PrEP ads still on social media, despite efforts for removal

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Damon L. Jacobs started using Truvada for PrEP in 2011 and continues to take it daily. Personal-injury lawyers have been targeting the...

Groundbreaking trans surgery program welcomes first fellow

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The Delaware County Memorial Hospital’s Transgender Surgery Fellowship, headed by Dr. Sherman Leis, recently welcomed its first fellow, Dr. Jude Opoku-Agyeman. This...

City cancels large public events through Feb. 2021

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The city of Philadelphia announced on Tuesday a moratorium on all large city-permitted public events through February of next year. Mayor Jim...

15 state senators back Catholic agency in foster dispute

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Fifteen Pennsylvania state senators have submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court urging the justices to compel the City of...

Gayborhood coffee shop to close permanently

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Square One Coffee, the cafe on 13th street in the heart of the Gayborhood, has decided to close its doors for good....

Philly’s Pride flag makes waves around the world

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The first Pride parades took place in America in 1970, and the concept quickly went international. But one LGBTQ export is uniquely...

What’s next for LGBT nonprofits?

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For our community’s nonprofit organizations, the past few months have been challenging financially, from the inability to host in-person gatherings and fundraisers...

Gay murder convict maintains his innocence

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William F. Smithson, a gay man convicted of strangling to death coworker Jason K. Shephard in 2006, continues to proclaim his innocence...

LGBTQ World News

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Russian voters back referendum banning same-sex marriage Two-thirds of Russian voters have backed a national referendum to ban same-sex...

Black queer entertainers address discrimination

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On Sunday, June 28, drag performers VinChelle and Icon Ebony-Fierce teamed up with Amber Hikes, former city director of LGBT Affairs, to...

Pennsylvania’s State Legislature: A House Divided

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Amid a tumultuous year that has seen an ongoing pandemic and a nationwide fight for racial justice, the Pennsylvania legislature seems, if...

Pa. borough councilman blasted for transphobic Facebook post

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LGBT advocates are blasting a borough councilmember in Trafford, Pa. for posting a transphobic Facebook comment about Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel...

Gay inmate’s death questioned

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Kenneth J. Houck Jr., an openly-gay inmate, died in May while in federal custody. Houck, 44, was being held at the Metropolitan...

“Queer During Quarantine” showcases local artist

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A wistful yearning for the past pervades “Queer During Quarantine,” an online exhibit of erotic monoprints by Will Hübscher.

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