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Pa. borough councilman blasted for transphobic Facebook post

LGBT advocates are blasting a borough councilmember in Trafford, Pa. for posting a transphobic Facebook comment about Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel...

Gay inmate’s death questioned

Kenneth J. Houck Jr., an openly-gay inmate, died in May while in federal custody. Houck, 44, was being held at the Metropolitan...

LGBTQ sports teams adjust to pandemic playing field

In 1976, the year PGN began publishing, we reported on an all-gay baseball team formed by a group of Gay Activists Alliance...

Global Pride embraces, educates LGBTQ communities worldwide

It wasn’t long into the COVID-19 pandemic that cities and countries around the world began cancelling their pride celebrations. This past Sunday,...

Remembering Fr Ron Hoskins, “a force of nature”

On June 19, 2020, Philadelphia lost a dear member of the LGBTQ+ community, Fr. Ron Hoskins. Hoskins devoted his life’s work to...

Trump administration urges Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare

On June 25, as the U.S. passed the grim milestone of 125,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration urged the...

Horoscopes: July 3 – 9, 2020

Aries:  Mars, your ruling planet, is now in Aries, and this is kind of a big deal in the astrology world. This...

Fascinated by the “Tiger King”

A straight friend of mine who is about half my age (I’m 78) suggested I might want to watch a TV show...

A Rough Six Months for LGBTQ Theatre

The past six months have been hell for us LGBTQ theatre lovers. At a time when there don’t seem...

Chris DiBiase: Friend In “Deed”

I like to consider myself a super cheerleader for this city. Friends have called me “the Ambassador” as I stop to help...

“Mucho Mucho Amor” showcases astrologer & queer icon

Even if viewers are unfamiliar with Walter Mercado, the gender non-conforming, Puerto Rican astrologer, after seeing “Mucho Mucho Amor,” they will become...

Where Does the Good Go? Jason Mraz Knows.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced Pride events around the world to go virtual this year. For Jason Mraz, that means he can,...

We Must Do More Than March

This past Sunday in Philadephia, hundreds of people attended the Queer March for Black Lives. They were led by those holding a...

Phreedom Jawn is a social media hub for Philly’s Black community

As Philadelphians continue to organize protests in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, the social media page Phreedom Jawn serves...

What’s Next in the Struggle to End Discrimination Against LGBTQ People

It is, finally, illegal to fire or refuse to hire someone because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender, thanks to...

Two Out Gay Candidates Slated to Win Congressional Seats

Weeks of protests nationwide since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have been a crash course for America on structural racism...

Pride Media, Snapchat form LGBTQ augmented reality experience

In the spirit of innovative technology and celebrating diverse LGBTQ+ leaders from around the country, Pride Media, which publishes The Advocate, teamed...

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

Editor's Note: Visit the City of Philadelphia web site for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and re-opening plans.

Philly’s Queer Community Marches for Black Lives

Despite the heat and humidity, a diverse crowd of hundreds gathered in Love Park on Sunday, June 21, for the Philly Queer...

The U.S. Supreme Court v. LGBT Americans

June 30, 1986 was a broiling hot day in Washington, D.C. when the U.S. Supreme Court released the decision in Bowers v....

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For a little hope, look to history

Everything is cancelled. Pride celebrations, the Olympics, dining out on a Saturday night. We are living through an unprecedented time, and history...

Attic Youth Center seeks new executive director

The Attic Youth Center has begun a search for a new executive director, the organization announced via email Wednesday. Carrie Jacobs, the...

Paycheck Protection Program money given to anti-LGBT organizations

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a list of 650,000 recipients of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Organizations listed...

Trump’s new asylum rules could end access for LGBT+ asylum seekers

While the country and world is focused on the surging coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Justice and the U.S. State Department are...