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Boy band breaks the mold: All five members are gay

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Ever since the mid-1980s, when record execs and producers realized you can copy the Jackson 5 and New Edition blueprint and sell a lot...

After prison, one-half of ‘gay-porn twins’ speaks out

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This is the first of a two-part series. “Your self-respect is priceless. I know, I’m fighting like hell to get...

PGN EXCLUSIVE: Biden pledges support to LGBTQ community

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This Q and A with former Vice President and now Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden begins with a meeting in 2012 in the...

N.J. town limits hours of gay-oriented adult bookstore

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The Berlin, N.J., township council unanimously adopted an ordinance Dec. 14 limiting the hours of operation of Red Barn Bookstore. But Thomas Sherwood, owner...

‘The Wizard of Oz’ in the LGBT community

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Nobody seems to know quite how or why “The Wizard of Oz” became such an enduring part of LGBT community and culture. ...

Regional LGBT center joins trans discrimination Supreme Court battle

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Allentown’s Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center has joined 32 other LGBTQ rights organizations across the country in filing documents supporting trans woman Aimee Stephens in...

Music breaks barriers for winning ‘LoveStory’ couple

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Ulit Jaidee can’t whistle.  But he can hum — and it was his expert humming of more than a dozen American classics that made...

National adoption org raises awareness of LGBT families

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For the third year in a row, the National Adoption Center hosted “Adoption Means a Lifetime of Love: How LGBTQ Individuals Can Create a...

CBS Philly news anchor speaks on alleged network homophobia

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Last week, a story broke which detailed alleged racist, sexist and homophobic comments made by CBS executives about employees at the network’s Philadelphia station....

Out lawyer earns Women of Distinction award

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Out lawyer Angela Giampolo will be among the 25 businesswomen and one rising star honored as 2015 Women of Distinction.  ...

Food vouchers aim to stave off hunger among LGBT elderly

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Two major community-service organizations are joining forces to battle hunger among financially disadvantaged members of the LGBT community. William Way LGBT...

Rapist of lesbian seeks evidentiary hearing

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Jeffrey J. Marsalis, who sexually assaulted three women in the region before traveling to Idaho and raping a lesbian in that state, maintains he’s...

Gay entertainment company sold

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On Jan. 30, Sterling Genesis International acquired TLA Entertainment Group — which includes tlamovies.com, tlavideo.com, tlagay.com, tlacult.com and tlaondemand.com. G. Sterling Zinsmeyer,...

Trans woman of color beaten in her South Philly home

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Kendall Stephens, a transgender woman of color and leader in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ community, was attacked by a mob of people in her Point Breeze...

Bisexual blues singer Bessie Smith and the Royal Theater

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When the Royal Theater opened its doors in 1920 on South Street in Philadelphia, it soon became a center for African American arts and...

High-rise apartment building to be built in Gayborhood

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Plans are underway for a high-rise condominium to be built on the site currently occupied by the empty 12th Street Gym in the Gayborhood....

Re-Opening: Philly’s Gay-owned Businesses Adjust To COVID-19

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Editor's Note: Visit the City of Philadelphia web site for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and re-opening plans. In this new series, we’ll check...

Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs defends Dr. Rachel Levine

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The  Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs recently issued a statement defending Dr. Rachel Levine, the state’s highest-ranking transgender official. About 25 Republican state legislators...

Confessions from a fem-top

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As a black gay man, sex has always been a particularly awesome experience for me. It’s the greatest fundamental part of being gay, of...

Gay dating in the time of COVID-19

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When the pandemic swept through the country and prompted Philadelphia and everywhere else to lock down, people who were dating, trying to date, or...

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