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New report shows trends in anti-trans violence

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, just released its annual report on violence against transgender and gender nonconforming people in the United States. The...

Community Briefs: DVLF grants; Thanksgiving meals; Holiday concerts

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DVLF awards Emerging Needs Grant to local LGBTQ organizations Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) recently announced the latest organizations to receive its 2022 Emerging Needs...

Celebrating, honoring and remembering America’s LGBTQ veterans

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By Brody Levesque, Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBTQ Media Association Nov. 11 is Veteran’s Day in the U.S. For much of the rest...

LGBTQ leaders weigh in on midterm success: “It’s not enough to...

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The midterm elections might have been better than expected for the Democratic party in Pennsylvania, but activists are cautioning the LGBTQ community from getting...

First lesbian governors among history making LGBTQ candidates

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It was a history-making midterm election for Democrats and for LGBTQ candidates. While virulently anti-LGBTQ GOP governors Ron DeSantis (FL)  and Greg Abbott (TX)...

Fetterman and Shapiro win in Pennsylvania

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In a huge victory for Democrats, Pennsylvania voters flipped the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Sen. Pat Toomey for the past 12 years...

City health dept. seeks to make HIV testing available in pharmacies

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As part of the local Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is taking initiatives to make low-barrier HIV...

New Vatican document acknowledges concerns of LGBTQ Catholics

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A new Vatican document — to be used as part of an ongoing process regarding future Church doctrine — acknowledges that LGBTQ Catholics have...

Community Briefs: Rainbow Room to expand; Agenda PAC’s new political ad

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Doylestown LGBTQ youth center to expand thanks to state funds In a move to support LGBTQ+ youth, Pennsylvania Sen. Steve Santarsiero announced at a press...

PGN’s General Election Endorsements (11/8/22)

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For more on our endorsements, see this week's editorial.

What to do to make sure your mail-in, absentee ballot counts...

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By Marley Parish With Election Day only one week away, Pennsylvania voters planning to cast their ballot by mail or absentee should return them by...

Reproductive justice organization makes its voice heard

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“Black women, femmes, girls, gender-expansive people are often considered the marginalized community; we’re considered the minority,” said Céshia Elmore, Philadelphia community organizer for New...

LGBTQ candidates poised to make history

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Representation is power, especially in politics. So says the LGBTQ Victory Fund, the national organization which works to increase the number of openly LGBTQ...

PA Supreme Court issues favorable ruling for Trans litigant

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a favorable ruling for a Trans man who was denied legal standing to pursue the adoption of a...

CHOP tightens security following threats to its gender and sexuality clinic

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As a result of conservative social media influencers who continue to spread misinformation about gender-affirming care for youth, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has...

Pennsylvania candidates — and their stances on LGBTQ issues — take...

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With mere weeks till Election Day, more than ten percent of Pennsylvania voters remain undecided in two of the most critical races in the...

Community Briefs: Prevention Point celebrates 30th anniversary; African American Museum event

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Prevention Point Philadelphia rings in 30th anniversary   On October 18, Prevention Point Philadelphia celebrated 30 years of providing a wealth of services to the community,...

Federal judge in Pittsburgh affirms LGBT-related workplace protections

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A federal judge last month affirmed the legal protections of gender non-conforming workers and workers perceived to be LGBT in Pennsylvania. On Sept. 29, in...

Philly Trans March calls out attacks against trans community, trans youth

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“Anti-trans legislation is a direct attack on our siblings and their ability to participate in a world that is largely falsified,” D’Auriel Epiphany said...

Gayborhood street named in honor of Jeff Guaracino

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On the corner of 13th and Locust Streets, there are street signs memorializing members of the LGBTQ community: Edie Windsor Way, Barbara Gittings Way,...

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