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Gay media assocation bans meetings in Georgia

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The National LGBT Media Association (NGMA), composed of the 12 largest LGBTQ publications in the nation including Philadelphia Gay News, recently passed a resolution...

Dr. Tyler Titus: Making LGBTQ+ History in Erie County and Pennsylvania

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Dr. Tyler Titus became the first openly trans-identifying person to win office in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2017, when they were elected to...

Conservative justices angered by SCOTUS refusal to hear religious accommodation cases

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On April 5, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal that could have further expanded religious freedom accommodations in the workplace. Two...

Gay man sues Philadelphia Parking Authority

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Darryl Watson, an African-American gay man, says he was unlawfully fired as a data analyst at the Philadelphia Parking Authority shortly after supervisors discovered...

International News – April 9 – 16, 2021

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Calls for LGBT equality in Japan Activists submitted a petition with over 106,000 signatures to Japan’s ruling party April 1, calling for an LGBT equality...

Over 200 LGBTQ+ people receive COVID-19 vaccine at WWCC

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William Way LGBT Community Center, in partnership with Philadelphia FIGHT, held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on April 6 for Philadelphia LGBTQ+ community members in...

Pa. legislators introduce anti-trans sports bill

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Five state legislators held a press conference in Harrisburg this week, announcing legislation that would bar trans females in Pennsylvania from participating in school-sports...

Despite advances, we have much to learn

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Before I started writing for PGN in 2019, I knew little about the diverse LGBTQ+ communities that live in and around Philadelphia. I am...

A brief history of PGN

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PGN’s first issue was published on January 3, 1976. The paper was 36 pages and included articles on the fight to get a gay...

45 years of goodness

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Five years ago, in honor of PGN’s 40th anniversary, we did a feature on the top LGBT news stories of the last four decades....

Studies show the pandemic is hurting LGBTQ people

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Editor’s note: Some names in this story have been changed to protect privacy. Marc Cruz was a server. Eliot Davis worked in retail. Cherie Williams...

Youth podcast centers mental health, LGBTQ issues

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The collective Creative Resilient Youth (CRY), a group of teenage and college aged people, started their podcast in May of 2020, not long after...

Spring Awakening: Gayborhood businesses a year into the new normal

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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...

States push anti-LGBTQ laws as Equality Act looms

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The Equality Act is closer than ever to becoming law under a Biden-Harris administration. President Biden promised the law would be passed in his...

PGN seeks enforcement of Nizah Morris transparency order

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PGN recently filed a legal document seeking enforcement of a 2008 court order mandating transparency in the Nizah Morris case. The paper is trying...

Local trans advocates cheer Dr. Rachel Levine’s confirmation

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Local trans advocates are lauding the confirmation of Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human...

District Attorney announces LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

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Two days before International Transgender Day of Visibility, which takes place on March 31, District Attorney Larry Krasner announced in a press conference the...

Christopher “Carlos” Perez

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On February 12, 2021, Christopher “Carlos” Perez transitioned from this world. Carlos was well known in the Philadelphia Gay Community from Woody’s to the Bike...

Dr. Rachel Levine confirmed by Senate to be Asst. Secretary of...

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By Laura Olson Pennsylvania’s former top health official, Dr. Rachel Levine, on Wednesday became the first openly transgender individual to be confirmed by the U.S....

LGBT+ International News

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Turkish government targets women, LGBT People The Turkish government, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is dismantling human rights protections and democratic norms in Turkey...

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