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Getting vaccinated is an act of LGBTQ equality

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There’s an extremely simple, low-risk and high-reward thing you can do to help further LGBTQ equality: get a COVID vaccine. The upside to getting...

I’m angry

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Right now, transgender people in America are under assault. I mean that most literally. In the last four months, 14 transgender people — predominately trans...

PGN pushes forward

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Viola Davis said it best on 60 minutes last week. During an interview about her breakout role as Ma Rainey, which got her an...

A reckoning for police and a referendum on oppression

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There can be no true justice for murder victims. They can never be brought back to life. But accountability for their killers is a...

Discrimination in the workplace is a sad reality for LGBT people

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A recent study from the Williams Institute revealed something you probably already know: discrimination against LGBT people is rampant in many workplaces. It’s so...

Pa. House, Senate bills would update state’s outdated definition of marriage

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by John L. Micek LGBTQ individuals nationwide won a historic victory in 2015 when the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriages the law of the...

Jonathan Lovitz — Running for all of us

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My name is Jonathan Lovitz. I’m an out gay man, proud union member, dedicated husband, and the son of a teacher and a small...

‘We are the victims’: Pa. House, Senate bills would ban gay, trans-panic defense

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By John L. Micek In January 2020, a man named Marcus Jones asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant him a new trial for his 2017 conviction in the...

Pa.’s horrible anti-transgender sports bill is horrible in dozens of other states, too

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by John L. Micek An eternity ago — or was it just last week? — a quintet of Republican lawmakers in the state House trotted...

Police violence is LGBTQ history, past and present

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The modern LGBTQ civil rights movement was born out of police harassment and brutality against a group of gay men, butch lesbians and trans...

Voter suppression is an LGBTQ issue

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With the plethora of sports organizations, corporations and other groups boycotting the state of Georgia, it’s clear that Republican-led voter suppression has not only...

Take pride in how we’ve handled the pandemic

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It’s going to happen. We are heading down the homestretch of this pandemic and as we do we should be proud of how our...

We’ve come a long way

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Author Patricia Highsmith (of “Carol” fame) once said “A newspaper is an anthology of cruel stories.” Having read back issue after back issue of...

The Anniversary Column

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Who would imagine that starting a newspaper for the LGBT community would put you on the KKK hit list? That was only the beginning...

Through Trans Eyes

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As I’ve spoken about many times before, we live in some unprecedented times when it comes to trans rights. Over 90 bills have been...

It’s not just Georgia — it’s Pennsylvania too

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On March 25, Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed major election legislation into law. Kemp did so in a locked room surrounded by white...

Creep of the Week: Tony Perkins

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It takes a hell of a lot of magical thinking to look around at how things are in the U.S. right now and say...

Should we out Catholic bishops?

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Seriously, is it time to start to outing closeted U.S. Catholic Bishops? Let me help you out with an answer to that question. If...

District Attorney’s Office still faltering on Nizah Morris case

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While the District Attorney’s Office should be applauded for creating a new LGBTQ+ commission designed to help protect the LGBTQ+ community, we cannot forget...

Gun violence is literally killing us

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America was still reeling from the mass femicide in Atlanta last week that killed seven women, six of them Asian, when the Boulder shooting...

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