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Day in the Life of: an educator and entrepreneur, Lee Carson

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Graduate students trickled into a Center City building used by Temple University on a recent Saturday morning. They plugged in their laptops and opened...

Regional elections spotlight LGBT issues

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Tea party candidate Christine O’Donnell, who previously headed an “ex-gay” program, made national headlines last week after winning Delaware’s Republican primary Senate election against...

Scouts case to go to jury trial

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A federal judge has cleared the way for a jury trial in the city’s Boy Scouts eviction case. In a one-page...

International News: Russian state TV derides and mocks openly LGBT athletes

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Russia is known for virulent state-sponsored homophobia and transphobia. Russian officials and state-controlled media have depicted LGBT+ rights as a “Western attempt to subvert...

30 years ago in PGN

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Priest arrested for solicitation Police in New Orleans arrested the Rev. Leo McKenzie, then-communications director of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, June...

40 Years Ago in PGN: July 29-Aug. 4, 2016

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Bob Reynolds celebrates 25 years in A.C. LGBT scene Adapted from reporting by PGN staff In 1976, Bob Reynolds celebrated 25...

Arrest made in Gayborhood murder

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Philadelphia police arrested a 27-year-old homeless man last week in the killing of a psychiatrist at a Gayborhood hotel. Manuel Baez,...

Philly Pride Presents dissolves organization; September Pride event cancelled

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The organization behind Philadelphia’s Pride Parade and Festival, Philly Pride Presents, has decided to disband, according to two independent sources close to the organization....

Judge denies request for names on AIDS-funding panel

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Common Pleas Judge Leon W. Tucker has denied the request of a medical student for the membership list of an advisory panel...

Safe and sound: Organization to help LGBT asylum seekers started in...

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When Sayid Abdullaev sought asylum in the United States in 2012, he had $30 in his pocket and a vision to work for LGBT...

New Jersey LGBT advocates unhappy with new civil-rights head

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The New Jersey Commission on Civil Rights approved the nominee for the director of the state’s Division on Civil Rights last week, despite criticism...

Resource for LGBTQ asylum seekers launches in Canada and Mexico

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When Katie Sgarro started AsylumConnect with cofounder Sy, they were seniors at the University of Pennsylvania, it was September 2016, and Barack Obama was...

Film festival heats up screens

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About 24,000 people are expected to flood local theaters next week for the 19th annual QFest. The LGBT film festival runs...

PA drops surgery requirement for birth-certificate changes

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Under an updated state policy, trans folks born in Pennsylvania are now permitted to change the gender on their birth certificates without undergoing gender-confirmation...

Trans woman to be transferred to women’s prison following lawsuit

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A New Jersey transgender woman who’s been incarcerated in men’s prisons for the past 17 months will be transferred to New Jersey women’s prison...

Self-defense among claims by gay-bashing defendant

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One of three people implicated in a 2014 gay-bashing incident in Philadelphia is claiming self-defense. In an Oct. 4 filing, Phillip...

FIGHT to honor diving and HIV champion Greg Louganis

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The first thing you realize when you talk to Greg Louganis is he’s just a regular guy ... a regular guy who happens to...

DADT lifted, reinstated

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Former Lt. Dan Choi, one of the most visible faces in the fight to repeal the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers,...

Holiday Gift Guide: Local LGBTQ businesses

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The holidays are nearly upon us once again, and what better way to spend your money than at LGBTQ-owned businesses in Philadelphia? Minority-owned businesses...

International

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Germany to introduce a third option for gender Starting Nov. 1, birth certificates in Germany have the option “blank,” as well...

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