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Friday, December 2, 2022

The cost of Pride

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This past week, the city’s budget crisis hit home for Philadelphia’s LGBT community. After years of receiving traffic and crowd control services without...

A Proclamation

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Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for...

Why LGBTs should care about unions

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Workers’ rights on the job? The freedom to organize into unions? Is this an issue for LGBT people? It sure is. Says...

On companions, relatives and pride

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Gay Pride — not this year’s column. In a surprising move, my editor tells me she’s had people mention that I haven’t...

Unexpected allies

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It’s a little hard to believe, but this week, former Vice President Dick Cheney again said he supported gay marriage. During...

An inspiring chance meeting

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At a swanky cocktail party in Bryn Mawr, you’d never expect to run smack into one of the state’s biggest controversies, but we did...

On majorities and marriage

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The California state Supreme Court’s decision this week to uphold the ballot initiative that revoked same-sex marriage was disappointing, but not totally unexpected. ...

We lost Prop. 8 in 1978

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We lost the Proposition 8 decision due to California property taxes and what has led to the state’s current financial problems. The...

Two steps forward, one step back

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Progress is a slow event. This week, two openly gay judicial candidates won the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia, virtually assuring they will...

Are we losing hope, faith in Obama?

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There have never been higher hopes for our community as a president took the oath of office as in January. We were...

Defending the democratic process

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Editor: I’d like to provide some context about the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club’s endorsement process as described by Jay McCalla in his...

Defending Lyrics

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Dear Editor: My name is Angie St. John Lamour (aka Howard Stegemann Jr.). I have been the hostess at Club Lyrics...

New York state of mind

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This week, the New York state Assembly voted 89-52 to allow marriage equality for same-sex couples. The legislation now moves to the...

Besting computer meltdowns

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In the PGN you read last week, you most likely didn’t notice anything different. That in itself was a miracle. Earlier in...

Letters and Feedback

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Dear Editor: While I respect and appreciate the work of Liberty City Democrats, I am concerned about two matters that focus on their...

Republican Party, stuck in the past

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In March, I suggested in this column that Sen. Arlen Specter change parties since, as we pointed out, it was doubtful he...

Barring bullying in our schools

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The Safe Schools Improvement Act, introduced this week in the U. S. House of Representatives, seeks to ensure that students, including LGBT youth,...

Grading Obama

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Wednesday marked the first 100 days of Barack Obama’s presidency, giving pundits, politicians and journalists inspiration to review and critique his performance. ...

Misquoting Elders

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Editor: Dr. Joycelyn Elders didn’t even say anything as potentially controversial as what Elicia Gonzales attributes to her . As...

Miss California’s missteps

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This week, Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton snagged the Miss USA title in Las Vegas, edging out first runner-up Miss California Carrie Prejean after...

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